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Physicians at Palmetto Carolina


  •     Attended the University of Osteopathic
           Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa
  •     Residencies in Family Practice and        Anesthesiology

Richard L. Sherman, D.O.

Palmetto Carolina Treatment Center is proud to have Dr. Richard L. Sherman serving our patients. Dr. Sherman is one of our founding members and currently serves as our Medical Director. He is also the Medical Director for Southwest Carolina Treatment Center and serves as the Corporate Medical Director for Western Carolina Treatment Center, Inc. He brings with him over eighteen years of experience in the substance abuse field. He has been working in methadone treatment for over a decade and has over five years of experience working with Suboxone for addiction treatment. He has founded methadone and Suboxone programs in Asheville, Myrtle Beach, Anderson, and Greenville/Spartanburg.

Professional Profile

Dr. Sherman has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 1996. He currently serves as Medical Director for the Phoenix Center (formally the Greenville County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) and the Corporate Medical Director for Southwest Carolina Treatment Center, Western Carolina Treatment Center, and Palmetto Carolina Treatment Center.

Dr. Sherman is currently working toward his ASAM certification in Addiction Medicine.


  •     American Board Surgery Certified
  •     Medical License for South Carolina        presently active

R. Van Grubbs, M.D.

Dr. Grubbs joined our organization as one of the Medical Directors in April 2014. He has been practicing medicine and surgery for over 30 years.

He received his Medical Doctor Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Charleston, SC. Since retiring from his own practice in 2006 after 20 years, he has continued to devote his time to helping others. He has many positions and affiliations including: Attending Physician at The Phoenix Center, National Healthcare, and the Fountain Inn Nursing and Rehab Center.

Since joining the PCTC team, Dr. Grubbs has taken part in training and activities related to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.