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Wellness in Greenville, SC

Dr. Katherine Birchenough was the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine in 2014. She is also an expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, certified in peptide therapy, and has board certifications in emergency medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer wellness services for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.


Wellness goes beyond the physical aspects of your health that are typically managed by a primary physician or a specialist. True wellness depends on the balance of the physical and emotional facets that contribute to your overall sense of well-being. Dr. Katherine is a board-certified functional medicine physician with six years of experience in the field. She offers a multitude of wellness services for both men and women to help them achieve a true sense of vitality in their daily lives.


At our OptimalSelf MD health and wellness center, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. Phone consultations are complimentary. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your wellness services, and payment can be made by cash, check, credit card, and HSA or FSA cards.. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.


Dr. Katherine has worked with men and women suffering from chronic conditions to improve their health and wellness. Her expertise has helped them to restore quality of life and a feeling of control over their health. If you are experiencing health issues that are keeping you from living the life you want, she can help you find solutions with cutting edge diagnostics and advanced interventions designed to work with your body to restore your health.



We invite you to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Katherine, or you can also schedule an in-depth consultation in our wellness center for a fee.

OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options for your wellness services.

Join Dr. Katherine for a journey deep into the inner workings of your unique physiology and discover how a higher state of health can change your life!

Patient Testimonials

“I appreciate you taking the time to listen to what I’m looking for. I know there is something in my diet and/or lifestyle creating inflammation or something that is keeping me from reaching the next level, and I think with your help we can nail it down. You’re def. the doc I want to work with on this.”

Patient of Dr. Katherine

“Y’all are the best, thank you so much! We have to thank Dr. Birchenough for getting pregnant, we have been trying 1.5 years and 3 miscarriages but are so thankful for your help in getting my body healthy again :)”

Patient of Dr. Katherine

“I have been feeling 100% myself the past 2.5 months health-wise. Thank you so so much for helping me get back to feeling good, I am so appreciative! I have no migraines, diarrhea, stomach pain, lethargy, etc, wahoo!!”

Patient of Dr. Katherine

After 3 1/2 years and eleven other doctors, Dr. Katherine took the time and interest needed to put me back on the road to good health. Her knowledge and intellectual curiosity combined with her care and patience are a gift to her patients. She surrounds herself with an equally kind and helpful staff – every visit is a positive experience!

Patient of Dr. Katherine

…IV therapy is nothing short of a miracle. Increased energy, focus, mindset and noticeable mood enhancement… The office environment is incredibly welcoming. Absolute professionals, Dr. Birchenough is second to none in her craft. You won’t be disappointed in the treatment, or their first class service!

Patient of Dr. Katherine