Meet Dr. Ed Booker
Edward H. Booker Sr., MD, is a board-certified physician focusing on family medicine at his family-owned and operated Golden Corner Family Practice in West Union, South Carolina. Dr. Ed Booker provides a full range of diagnostics and treatments for the whole family, including children, their parents, and grandparents. He enjoys treating the many multigenerational patients he’s had in his 40 years’ experience in family medicine.
Dr. Booker provides services such as routine physicals, wellness exams, immunizations, diabetes management, and in-office EKGs. He also offers on-site X-rays and lab work. Dr. Booker is affiliated with Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, South Carolina, and maintains an active South Carolina medical license. He is also certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Booker initially studied zoology at Clemson University in South Carolina. After finishing one year of graduate school, majoring in biology, he enrolled in the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Here, he pursued his passion for helping people and earned his medical degree with honors. Dr. Booker completed his internship at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, and his residency at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Dr. Booker is a South Carolina native. When not serving his patients, he enjoys spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, and watching Clemson football.
Meet Dr. Ted Booker
Edward H. Booker, Jr., MD, is a board-certified family medicine doctor at Golden Corner Family Practice in West Union, South Carolina. Dr. Ted Booker, as he is known, has been practicing for over 20 years, specializing in family medicine and offering a variety of services in family healthcare, including immunizations, cholesterol screenings, in-office EKGs, pulmonary testing, and wellness exams.
Dr. Ted Booker treats patients of all ages, including newborns and geriatric patients. In addition to his work at Golden Corner Family Practice, Dr. Booker is also affiliated with Greenville Memorial Medical Center, as well as Oconee Memorial Center in Seneca, South Carolina. He maintains a South Carolina medical license.
Dr. Booker pursued biological sciences at Clemson University, then worked toward a master’s degree in genetics. Dr. Booker went on to receive his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his internship and residency at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina.
In medical school, Dr. Ted Booker met Dr. Christina Booker, whom he later married. Together with his father, Dr. Edward Booker, Drs. Ted and Christina Booker formed Golden Corner Family Practice, a practice originally started by his grandfather in 1936.
When not helping his patients, Dr. Ted Booker loves spending time with his three children. He has been a sponsor of the Walhalla Recreation Department, where he has coached basketball and baseball. Dr. Booker is also active in the Walhalla Sertoma Club and Walhalla Oktoberfest committee. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, camping, and attending Clemson sporting events.
Meet Dr. Christina Booker
Christina Booker, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in family medicine. Dr. Booker practices at her family-owned and operated Golden Corner Family Practice in West Union, South Carolina, and offers advanced diagnostic and innovative treatment services for every member of the family, including newborns and geriatric patients.
Offering a variety of services, including on-site EKGs, Pap tests, diabetes screenings, and stress tests, Dr. Booker has over 20 years of experience and holds a South Carolina medical license. She is accredited by the American Board of Family Medicine and is affiliated with Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, and Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, both located in South Carolina.
Dr. Booker graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She later earned her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Booker completed both her internship and her medical residency in family practice medicine at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina.
After medical School, Dr. Christina Booker married Dr. Ted Booker and the couple moved back to his hometown in Oconee County. Alongside her father in law, Dr. Edward Booker, they became the third generation of physicians serving the community, spanning 80 years.
Dr. Booker is the mother of three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and pursuing a variety of physical fitness activities.
Meet Kay Reynolds, PA
Kay Reynolds, PA, is a certified physician’s assistant practicing at Golden Corner Family Practice in West Union, South Carolina, with more than 20 years of experience.
Alongside Golden Corner’s experienced team of doctors, Kay assists with all parts of patient care, including in-office diagnostics and treatment of a variety of conditions, including common colds, flu viruses, and infections. Kay customizes treatment plans to meet the needs of her patients and provides preventive healthcare education and resources to promote overall well-being.
Kay graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in biology. She earned her degree as a physician’s assistant at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and started practicing in upstate South Carolina.
When not assisting patients, Mary Kay enjoys spending time with family, especially her granddaughter.
Meet Amy Safrit, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Amy is an outstanding nurse practitioner who brings tremendous experience, compassion and skill to serve our patients.
Amy explains a little about what inspired her to the field of medicine and continues to inspire her work:
"I always knew growing up I wanted to be a nurse and help others. I came from a very caring, loving family with several family members in the health care field. After working several years as a nurse in CVICU and CCU, taking care of patients with multiple chronic conditions who were often in the hospital due to lack of condition management at the primary care level, I saw that many patients lacked the education/understanding of their conditions. The realization that I could possibly make a difference educating patients about the importance of managing not only their chronic conditions but also preventative care, and how this could improve their quality of life, inspired me to become a Nurse Practitioner.
The one thing I enjoy the most about my work is seeing the difference we can make in patients and their families lives."
Meet Lisa Arthur-Banning, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Lisa is an exceptional and compassionate nurse practitioner who loves helping patients and our patients love her!
Below, Lisa shares a little about herself and what inspired her to medicine:
"I grew up in northern Utah and attended the University of Utah for my undergraduate degree. I meet my husband while he was attending graduate school in Utah. We then moved to Pendleton, SC and he took a job at Clemson University.
I received my graduate degree at Clemson and first met doctor(s) Booker as a student. And then they just kept me!
I always wanted to go into medicine and by high school I had figured out I was going to be a nurse.
The thing I enjoy most about GCFP is the teamwork. I feel like everyone is part of the team!"
-- Lisa Arthur-Banning, FNPC
Lisa and her husband live in Pendleton with their two daughters and three fur baby cats.