Meet The Physicians
Jeff Seymore, MD
Dr. Seymore is the Medical Director of Hospice & Community Care. He is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, as well as Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Jeff Seymore was born in Sanford, NC and raised in Clemson, SC and Myrtle Beach, SC. He attended Clemson University and graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1982.
Following internship at the Portsmouth Naval Regional Medical Center, he served as a flight surgeon aboard the USS Eisenhower. He then returned to Charleston to complete an anesthesiology residency from 1987-90. Dr Seymore joined Anesthesia Associates of Rock Hill in 1990, working primarily as an OR anesthesiologist. He became interested in Pain Medicine and in 1995 completed a fellowship at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He was the first medical director of the Piedmont Pain Center. Dr Seymore served in many leadership roles while at PMC, to include Chief of Staff in 1999. He joined Hospice & Community Care in August of 2004.
Dr. Seymore was elected to the Board of Directors for the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care in 2013.
Byron Walthall, MD
Joining Dr. Seymore in caring for Hospice & Community Care patients is J. Byron Walthall, Jr. MD. He is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Walthall was raised in Charlotte, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship for his undergraduate studies and part of his medical studies. He graduated from the UNC School of Medicine in 1978.
Dr. Walthall completed his Family Medicine Residency in Michigan Genesys Regional Medical Center. After serving as Associate Medical Director for the Pontiac General Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, he practiced full time emergency medicine for 6 years, working in both Monroe, NC and inner city Detroit MI. During this time he became board certified in Emergency Medicine, and also obtained his Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dr. Walthall then returned to Family Medicine at Carmel Family Physicians in Pineville, NC. He practiced there for 23 years, including many years of holding the medical leadership role and of membership on the Board of Carolinas Physicians Network.
Having developed a strong interest in hospice and palliative care over the years, Dr. Walthall joined Hospice and Community Care in 2013 to pursue this interest.
Jessica Mendelsohn, MD
Dr. Mendelsohn serves as Associate Medical Director and is certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Harbold serves as Associate Medical Director and is certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.