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We’re a family of doctors, nurses, scientists, technicians, and administrators, all dedicated to helping our patients realize their dreams of family. Compassion, enthusiasm, and attention to detail are essential characteristics of our team members, all of whom play vital roles in both providing excellent patient care and service and maintaining the workplace culture we’re so proud of here at PREG.

Reproductive Endocrinologist - Columbia and Greenville Centers

About us

Founded in 2002 by Dr. John Nichols, Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) is a private infertility clinic, and we are consistently recognized nationally for our exceptional pregnancy success rates. We now have seven in-house physicians – Dr. John Nichols, Dr. John Payne, Dr. Travis McCoy, Dr. Edward Tarnawa, Dr. Lisa Cookingham, Dr. Kathryn Snow, and Dr. Kathryn Imgrund who specialize in advanced infertility treatments including IUI, IVF, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures, tubal-reversal, and hysterosalpingography (HSG), plus other complex procedures.

We take a positive, compassionate approach with all our patients. We know the amount of strength it takes to make this commitment, and we work together with our patients to achieve the result that’s right for everyone. Every treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient, considering age, lab results, medical history, and personal preference. Our doctors carefully review each case and make recommendations based on all the gathered information.

Currently with five locations, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, our nearly 10,000 square-foot facility contains a Surgical Suite, accredited by the American Association of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, as well as In Vitro Fertilization, Andrology, and Endocrine laboratories. Our practice is the only one in the Southeast with three IVF labs as well as three surgery centers.

PREG has a strategic successful growth model and provides care to a large geographic region which covers multiple states. Our dynamic team of physicians are actively involved in all aspects of private and academic medicine as well as a long track record of excellence in both patient care, advanced surgical procedures, including robotics, and clinical research.

We are a Fertility Center of Excellence, for all major insurance carriers which enables us to work together with the insurance companies to negotiate the best rates.

Company History

Dr. John Nichols spent the first seven years of his career in academic institutions and hospital settings. He established Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group in 2003, as the Medical Director to be able to care for his patients without institutional constraints. He has grown PREG to be one of the premier fertility clinics in the United States.

PREG has grown from a very small start-up small practice with one location to a multi-state practice with five offices, three IVF labs, three fully accredited surgery centers, seven full-time physicians, five advanced practice providers and one hundred plus employees. PREG has consistently maintained pregnancy rates higher than the national average, been involved with research, teaching and have many published articles.

Notable Accomplishments / Recognition:

  • Recognized as Fertility Center of Excellence for all major insurance carriers
  • Charleston’s Choice Winner- 2022
  • Voted Greenville’s Best Fertility Center- 2023
  • Voted Mom’s Choice Winner for the Charleston market.

Board Certified/Eligible REI Physician

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) is seeking board certified/eligible physicians for all our centers. Immediate positions available and would also consider fellows 1-2 years from program completion. PREG represents the largest network of fertility centers in the Carolinas, featuring five locations (Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC and Asheville, NC) and three IVF labs (Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville centers). Our team currently consists of seven physicians and three mid-level providers who provide the breadth and depth of reproductive medicine services. We feature in-house egg and embryo donation programs with two full-time 3rd party ART coordinators. Three of our centers are fully accredited as surgery centers, allowing for on-site performance of procedures such as operative hysteroscopy, D&C, and tubal reversal, in addition to all IVF-related procedures. Our embryology team is led by an on-site laboratory director who oversees a team of 8 additional embryologists who boast a total of almost 90 years of combined experience. We are a fully physician-owned and managed practice, and this opportunity offers the chance to live in a region featuring low cost of living, booming growth, excellent quality of life, and easy access to beaches, mountains, and major metropolitan areas. People in all industries are relocating to the Carolinas at an impressive rate for reasons that are clear. Contact us today to learn more before someone else takes advantage of the opportunity.

In addition:

  • Fast track to_ true_ partnership
  • All centers are optimally staffed, ensuring seamless workflow
  • Our senior administrative team has been with the practice since its inception in 2003, always ensuring impressive profitability and allowing our providers to focus on patient care. High performing labs are impressively equipped with the most advanced equipment and their oversight/management/performance are synchronous and consistently high performing.
  • We have attained Center of Excellence status with all major payers
  • We serve as a production center for a major U.S. egg bank
  • All centers offer the opportunity to participate in medical student and/or resident education


  • Permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Fellowship trained and board certified/eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Ready to establish roots in the Southeast
  • Eager to work with and able to lead an exceptional group of people
  • Interested in taking ownership (in all aspects of the term) in a thriving and well-respected practice

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

West Columbia, SC 29169: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)
Greenville, SC 29615: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)


  • BC/BE (Required)
  • Medical License (Required)

Willingness to travel: 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Please submit your resume here

Registered Nurse - Columbia Center

About us

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group is a fertility center in Columbia, SC. Our goal is to help patients achieve their dream of having a family. Seeking an Outgoing and Compassionate Individual for our Nursing Team at the PREG – Columbia location. We are looking for a new dedicated staff member who is customer service oriented, friendly, and able to multi-task. Three years nursing experience on labor and delivery or OB/GYN is preferred although, not required for the right candidate.. The most important traits for someone in this position would be compassionate, social, friendly, and detail oriented and can work independently.

This position will work as part of a nursing team to work closely with physicians, nurse providers and other nursing professionals to provide exceptional patient care. The registered nurse best suited for this position will need to bring excitement and a genuine care for people, be able to learn procedures and processes quickly, be self-motivated and willing to get the job done. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience and outstanding patient care at every appointment.

Requirements: A current SC Registered Nurse license.


  • Answering and returning patient phone calls and responding to email inquiries
  • Patient scheduling
  • Assisting physicians and providers
  • Learning to perform ultrasounds under the supervision of physicians
  • Assisting in the Surgical Suite with sterile procedures
  • Helping patients navigate thru fertility process and visits

Personality Traits:

  • Positive attitude
  • Commitment to GREAT Customer service
  • Compassionate
  • Same personality day in and day out, even on challenging days
  • Detail oriented
  • Friendly
  • Motivated

Preferred skills:

  • Computer proficiency
  • Prior electronic medical record experience
  • A minimum of 3 year’s experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Can handle a fast-paced work atmosphere

Other: Pay based on experience

Job Type: Full-time, including rotational holidays and weekends required.

Required language: English

*Bilingual in Spanish is a plus but, not a requirement.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Labor & Delivery
  • Ob/Gyn

Physical setting: Clinic

Standard shift: Day shift- 0730-0430

Weekly schedule: Weekends as needed

Experience: Nursing: 2 years (Required)

License/Certification: RN License (Required)

Work Location: In person

Please submit your resume here

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group provided the following inclusive hiring information:
We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Interested in being considered for upcoming positions within PREG?