Dr. Richard Rhodes
Dr. Richard Rhodes finished his pre-med training at Kent State University. He then received his D.O. in Medicine from Des Moines University, where he worked his way through medical school as a radio and television announcer.
He continued his post-graduate training at Warren General Hospital in Warren, Ohio and remained on their staff for 31 years.
Dr. Rhodes began his medical practice in a rural community in Ashtabula County, Ohio. While there, he was appointed the medical coroner and also interim sheriff. He was also the physician for Don King’s boxers—including Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, and Tim Witherspoon, all of whom were Heavyweight Champions.
In 1974, Dr. Rhodes developed the Emergency Department at Warren General Hospital, a 220 bed teaching hospital in Ohio, and served as Director of Emergency Medicine there for 16 years. During this time, he founded Emergency Physicians Inc. and managed the Emergency Departments in 7 hospitals in Ohio, Kansas, and Indiana. He was a member of The American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and was certified in family practice. He was also listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest.
Dr. Rhodes subsequently left Ohio and moved to Charleston, South Carolina with his wife Mary Jo and his family. He became Regional Medical Director for Doctors Care and was responsible for overseeing 11 medical centers for 10 years.
He was recently appointed a Top Physician by The International Association of HealthCare Professionals and included in the publication The Leading Physicians of the World while practicing family medicine at Health First in Charleston, S.C.
Dr. Anoma Gamage
Dr. Anoma Gamage has more than 25 years experience as a physician. She graduated from medical school in the United Kingdom after which she practiced internal and emergency medicine. She subsequently moved to Charleston, SC and completed her Family Practice residency at MUSC.
Dr. Gamage went on to practice rural family and emergency room medicine for a short 3 years and then moved onto Emergency Medicine, which was her passion, in a busy hospital in Columbia SC. However, she always wanted to return to Charleston and settled back here in 2010 with her physician husband and three children.
She chose to move into urgent care medicine as a way for her to continue practicing emergent medicine as well as spending time outside of work with her family. She believes that a healthy work/life balance allows her to be an efficient and compassionate physician.
In her free time, Dr. Gamage enjoys spending time cheering on the sidelines, at her children's soccer and baseball games, with her husband Frank, cooking and traveling. She is fluent in French and her favorite food is chocolate.
Dr. Blake Willis: Medical Director
Dr. Blake Willis was born and raised in Albany, Ga. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was Chief Resident. He completed fellowship training in Emergency Ultrasound and Emergency Global Health. In addition to being the medical director at Renew IV Clinic and Urgent Care, Dr. Willis practices emergency medicine in South Carolina and Georgia. He is also the Ultrasound Director for Mercer Emergency Medicine Residency.
Dakota Hadley was raised in Summerville, SC. He graduated from College of Charleston with honors while obtaining his bachelor's degree in Psychology. He obtained his master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at George Washington University. He has worked in both Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine before joining Holy City Med. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and twin boys, gardening, and seeing live music.