Providers

John Tiffany, M.D.

Dr. Tiffany graduated from the University of South Carolina – Aiken in 1991 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He attended the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine and graduated Cum Laude in 1995.   He was a member Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed a three year residency in Pediatrics with the Greenville Hospital System in 1998. During this time Dr. Tiffany was awarded  the Pediatric Resident Outstanding Teaching Award, Lily M. and G.D. Jackson Intern of the Year Award, and the Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital Miracle Maker Award.

Dr. Tiffany has been an active member of the Aiken community serving on the board of numerous non-profit organizations.  In addition, he gives countless hours of volunteer time to benefit the health and welfare of children.  He is a clinical faculty member with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and teaches third and fourth year medical students.  He has won Preceptor of the Year multiple times for his dedication to teaching of medical students.   

Dr. Tiffany became a pediatrician because of his love and compassion for children.  Even as a young man, his participation in Boy Scouts of America, and as a Fermata Swim Team Coach, highlighted his enthusiasm and kindness towards children.  As a pediatrician, Dr. Tiffany embraces the opportunity not only to heal the sick, but mentor and encourage the healthy  – to make positive life choices. Born and raised in Aiken, Dr. Tiffany attended Mead Hall Episcopal School and graduated from South Aiken High.

The small town atmosphere allow for close-knit relationships with patients while still providing the best that medicine has to offer. Dr. Tiffany has been married for over twenty five years to another native of Aiken, Paige Green Tiffany.  They are the proud parents of two boys, Preston and Thane.   In his spare time, Dr. Tiffany enjoys playing tennis, traveling to the beach, or working out at the gym.

Ashley Miller, DO

Dr. Ashley Miller graduated from Clemson University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science. She attended Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2019. Dr. Miller completed a three year pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia at the Medical College of Georgia in June 2022. During her time in residency, she served as a chief resident during her third year. She was an American Academy of Pediatrics representative during her training.

Dr. Miller has a passion for preventative care and is excited to help your child grow to be a healthy adult. She was a Girls on the Run coach for multiple seasons while in undergrad and has coached running groups with Fleet Feet Sports. She has a special interest in physical activity and nutrition during childhood and even created a FitKid Camp when she was a medical student in Aiken.

Dr. Miller was born and raised in North Augusta and is looking forward to taking care of children in the CSRA. During her free time she enjoys running with her husband Dylan, taking trips to the beach, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!

 

Courtney McLendon, M.S.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C.

Courtney is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Columbia, where she obtained her bachelor and master in the science of nursing. Upon graduation she continued her education at the University of South Carolina earning her Certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Courtney is excited to be a part of the Aiken community and is ready to see your child from birth to 18 years old!

Dakota Tucker, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Dakota is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Augusta University in 2016.  She enjoyed five fulfilling years at the bedsides as an RN in the pediatric emergency room setting before earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Augusta University in 2021.  She holds a national certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care.  Dakota lives in Grovetown, Georgia with her husband.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

Melanie Pniewski, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, CLC

Melanie Kitchings Pniewski earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 2003. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University in 2008 and completed her Post-Masters Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA in 2013. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Melanie worked at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, GA  and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL as an RN in acute care in both pulmonology and general pediatrics for over 10 years. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) though the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. 

In her free time, Melanie loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors (especially at the beach and watching her four children play sports). She volunteers many hours as a Clemson alumni and is currently on the Clemson University Alumni Association Board of Directors and serving as president of the Aiken County Clemson Club. She also served as former president of the Clemson Women’s Alumni Council and numerous other positions within the organization. She is an active member of Aiken’s First Baptist Church and currently a member of their Church Council. 

As a native of Aiken, Melanie welcomes and enjoys the opportunity to care for pediatric patients in her hometown.


Karon Garman, FNP

Karon is an ANCC board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree at the Georgia Regents University in 2012. 

She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the Medical College of Georgia in 2003.  She completed her Associate of Science in Nursing degree at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 1997.

Prior to her nursing education, she attended the University of South Carolina-Columbia and majored in psychology with a minor in business, finishing studies in 1990. 

Her 25 year nursing career includes inpatient employment with general hospital floor/ICU, emergency, burn, and pediatrics/OB, as well as outpatient employment in pediatrics, dialysis, hospice, and a special seven years with the American Red Cross.  

Karon is an Aiken native with three teens.  Providing local pediatric health care is a true pleasure for her.