Gregory W. Niemer, M.D.


Dr. Niemer received his BS in Microbiology from Clemson University, receiving the honors of Tiger Brotherhood, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity (of which he was president from 1990-1991), and was chosen as an Outstanding College Students of America Clemson Alumni Presidential Scholar. He is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was chosen as an Outstanding College Student of America, and nominated for the President’s Award. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, a residency in internal medicine, and finished his fellowship in rheumatology in 2000.

Dr. Niemer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. He is a previous president, vice president, and secretary of the South Carolina Rheumatism Society, authoring and seeing to passage state legislation pertaining to rheumatology in South Carolina. He now serves as the advocacy chair for the South Carolina Rheumatism Society, the state representative for the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations, and the CAC rheumatology representative for the state.

He has participated in over 100 different clinical trials, and has been a Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials. His published articles include, in conjunction with M.B. Bolster, L. Buxbaum, and M.A. Judson, “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Sarcoidosis.”

Dr. Niemer is a founding partner of Low Country Rheumatology, serving in multiple leadership roles since 2003. He is also a founding partner of Articularis Healthcare Group, Inc. (AHG) in addition to being a partner and the director of American Rheumatology Network. He serves as the medical director for the North Charleston Dream Center, a free clinic providing care to the underserved and uninsured in the Charleston area. He spends his free time with his wife and two sons, is active in his church, and enjoys outdoor activities with his family including boating, skiing, and golf.

Our Board

Michael Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Ray Waldrup

Chief Development Officer

Timothy Hewson

General Counsel

Colin C. Edgerton, M.D.

Executive Chairman

Gregory W. Niemer, M.D.


Cody Paul, CPA


Caitlyn Bednarek, M.Ed, CHES®

Communications Officer

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