W. Clark Jernigan, M.D.

Dr. Jernigan has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery who specializes in shoulder disorders. He trained in orthopedic surgery at the Greenville Hospital system from 1981 until 1986, passing his orthopedic board examinations on the first attempt. With 30 years of experience, he has performed thousands of operations with a very high success rate.

Dr. Jernigan was a member of the orthopedic trauma team at the Greenville Hospital system in the first few years of its program as a level I trauma center and spent 10 years on staff at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. He has served patients in Vietnam (with REI) and in Cange, Haiti (with Partners in Health).

Born in Greenwood, SC, Dr. Jernigan spent most of his upbringing in Atlanta, GA. He is married to Celia Thomas, MD, also from Georgia and a Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician who has practiced for over 31 years. They attend Redeemer Episcopal Church and have four children: Cameron, a physician too, doing a residency in Emergency Medicine in Erie, Pa., Clark Elliott, a CPA with Ernst and Young in Washington DC, Katherine, who recently returned to western North Carolina after living in India, and Riley, a junior in materials sciences engineering at Virginia Tech University.

He is grateful to have been able to spend time learning from excellent clinicians in his field and to be involved in such rewarding work. When Dr. Jernigan isn’t seeing patients, you can find him in the sky—in an aircraft he built! Dr. Jernigan is a private pilot with 3000+ hours of flight time. He and his son are currently working on building their second airplane, a Zenith 750.

Dr. Jernigan spent the latter part of his career subspecializing in shoulder disorders and has often been referred to as “Greenville’s best shoulder surgeon”. As Dr. Jernigan does still operate on shoulders, after becoming an independent practitioner he has stepped beyond just treating shoulder disorders. Dr. Jernigan now offers innovative techniques such has platelet rich plasma for the use in treating pain and dysfunction associated with a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

Danielle Parrish

Danielle Parrish brings nearly a decade of experience working alongside Dr. Jernigan. She started her career as his medical assistant and over the years transformed into much more. Due to her eagerness and willingness to learn she has developed a unique subset of skills. She has played an essential role in the establishment of Jernigan Orthopedics and Ortho Biologics. She works as the practice manager as well as assisting Dr. Jernigan with procedures in clinic. Her knowledge, along with trustworthy and empathetic demeanor, give her great credibility with patient care.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys yoga, hiking, visits to the beach, and spending time with her family. Danielle is married and has two children, Kingston and Kayleigh.

Donna Duffie

Donna Duffie is the newest member of the team. Donna has over 30 years of experience working in the medical field. As the office’s administrative assistant, she’s the voice on the phone and the smiling face behind the front desk. Her positive and compassionate demeanor makes a welcoming environment. She truly enjoys getting to know every patient.

Donna is married and has one daughter, Katherine. She has a passion for theater and enjoys acting and directing. The beach is her happy place and she also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Insurance

Let’s Talk About The Money

Here at Jernigan Orthopedics and Orthobiologics we are a staff of only 3, giving us the ability to get to know each one of our patients. Dr. Jernigan is not a “7 minute” doctor. He takes the time to explain your diagnosis and treatment options in great detail. We take pride in the fact you will get to see the actual physician at each visit.

 

“Let’s talk about the money”

Dr. Jernigan doesn’t have contracts with any insurance companies besides traditional medicare.

What this means for you

  • We only file claims with traditional medicare.
  • We do not file claims with commercial insurance companies. All patients with commercial insurance pay at the time service is rendered. We provide patients with appropriate documentation to submit a claim to their insurance provider if they chose. When patients have out of network benefits, their insurance company often reimburses them by sending a check or by applying it to their deductible. (We do not make any promises that you will be reimbursed and leave that between you and your insurance provider. You will need to speak with your insurance provider for details on how you can file a claim.)
  • We keep our prices transparent and affordable. For example, a new patient visit or visit for an existing patient with a new problem is $150. There are additional charges if we need to perform x-rays and/or if an injection is performed. We find that often patients pay less out of pocket than if they were to seek care from an in-network provider. It’s important that you understand how your benefits work.

It’s your health. Be informed.

We believe in the value of patients taking an active and well-informed role in making decisions about their health. That is why we are committed to being as transparent as possible with the information—and advice—our patients need to feel comfortable about their course of treatment.

Part of our commitment to transparency means being up front and honest about Dr. Jernigan’s surgical success and complication rates.

These numbers will be updated quarterly.

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Total Surgeries Performed
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Surgeries Performed in 2015*
  • 0 resulting in infection
  • 0 resulting in unplanned hospital admittance
  • 0 resulting in nerve complication
  • 5 resulting in a secondary operation

View a full report of Dr. Jernigan’s surgery outcomes and complications by clicking here.

Associated chart ends January of 2015, due to his absence from surgery.

*Dr. Jernigan did not operate for most of the first half of 2015 because he was a patient himself. He had surgery for a broken ankle.

3150 Highway 153
Piedmont, SC 29673

(864) 740-5301

Insurance

Insurance plans and benefits are constantly changing. Please confirm the details of your plan with our insurance department and your insurance provider prior to scheduling your appointment.