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About Us


Welcome to Greenville Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates

Founded in 1992 by Drs. Patrick McLear and John Phillips, with Charles Smith joining shortly after that, Greenville ENT Associates has steadily grown in numbers and expertise. The practice now includes 7 highly trained physicians and a superb cadre of professionals including advanced practice providers, audiologists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, and medical assistants. 

In 2009 the group joined and became employed by Greenville Health System. In 2021, Greenville ENT moved back into independent practice in order to have flexibility to meet the changing needs of our community in the Upstate of South Carolina. In September, 2023, Greenville ENT joined forces with Privia Health to gain access to cutting edge resources and enhance our ability to deliver the exceptional care to our patients here in Upstate South Carolina.


A Team You Can Trust

At Greenville ENT, we have the expertise to care for the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat issues in patients of all ages. We are a full-service comprehensive and subspecialty ENT practice, providing care aspects that are usually only available in a university hospital. Whether your child needs help with all of those ear infections or you or a loved one has head and neck cancer, we have a team of professionals with the knowledge, skills, and compassion you need. 

We are here, caring for Greenville and the Upstate with excellence and compassion, just like we have for 30 years. We look forward to caring for you and your family for generations to come.

ENT Specialists

ENT Specialists

Advanced Practice Providers

Advanced Practice Providers



Speech Language Pathologists

Speech Language Pathologists

About Privia Health

We are proudly part of Privia Health. Privia equips leading primary and specialty care physicians with cutting-edge resources to help us deliver outstanding, personalized patient care. That’s why Privia’s patient satisfaction scores are 2x higher than national averages. Visit their website to learn how Privia helps you take control of your care.

Healthcare, Handled

You have enough on your plate. We make it easy to message your doctor, connect to on-demand virtual care, receive appointment reminders, refill prescriptions, and get care on the go. If you see more than one doctor in our network, your entire care team has access to your medical chart so we can all work together for your health. Use the myPrivia app or patient portal to:

  • Book appointments, renew prescriptions, and access your electronic health record
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team

Healthy for the Long Haul

You’re more than a set of symptoms. Privia champions lifelong health and wellness, inside and outside the doctor’s office. From pediatrics to adult needs, preventive programs to complex care, doctor’s visits to self-care at home – we’re here to support you on every step in your journey. Count on Privia for:

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group with leading local providers
  • Same- or next-day appointments with 24/7 telehealth for immediate care

Our Doctors Do More

You can enjoy personalized care without pricey membership fees. Privia doctors take the time to listen to your concerns, from wellness programs to chronic care management. Patients rate our providers 4.9 out of 5 for efforts to include them in decisions about their care, so you can be confident your doctor will help you understand the guidance you get, in-office or virtually. With Privia, you can expect:

  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits to develop the right care plan for you
  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals