REMEDY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND WELLNESS CENTER is an integrative primary care medical practice. We focus on lifestyle modification, as we believe that food and water, exercise, sleep, sunlight, and stress all determine our health.  Excellent diagnostic skills and testing are used to identify risk factors and disease. Both modern medicine and holistic therapeutic approaches are used to promote healing and vitality.

REMEDY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND WELLNESS CENTER is a membership practice. In addition to billing insurance, an annual membership fee is collected, which allows Remedy to remain independent and provide top level, personalized, integrative primary care services, unique to the Charleston area.

Shannon A. Kennedy, MD


Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Shannon Kennedy is also a diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and a member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. Kennedy attended undergraduate school at Boston College where she earned a BS in Biology and enjoyed New England culture and beauty. She attended medical school at the University of Nevada near the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Warm weather, beautiful beaches, and an outstanding residency program drew her to the Medical University of South Carolina where she completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  She stayed at MUSC practicing pediatrics until 2008. She transitioned to Hospital-based Internal Medicine and then outpatient Internal Medicine from 2008 until 2012.  Remedy Internal Medicine and Wellness Center was born along this journey, as a result of her dedication to healing and preventing disease.


Joanna Crowell holds a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research as well as Social Justice and Peace studies from the University of Western Ontario. She is a poet, a playwright, an actress, a creative writing workshop facilitator, and a mother — all ingredients that go into making her an outstanding, unique office manager and assistant to Dr. Kennedy. She has been with Remedy from day one.  Joanna is passionate about, and committed to a healthy lifestyle which revolves around eating real, whole, nutrient-dense foods. She loves inspiring others to do the same!  In addition to working full time with Remedy, she is currently working on a healthy eating video series with her 10-year-old son Neo.  She is the author of the book “I Ate a Rainbow for Breakfast: Poems and Performances.” Joanna is all about affirming wellbeing in herself and in others.  

Katrina Hawes, CMA

Katrina Hawes joined Remedy in August of 2015 as a Certified Medical Assistant. She is kind, compassionate, and intelligent. Her contributions to the management of the practice and patient care have helped Remedy grow! Katrina has a background in healing through yoga, and most recently changed career paths to bring her healing nature into the medical community.

Erin Kosak, NP

Erin Kosak will be joining Remedy in February, 2016. She has worked many years as a nurse in the intensive care unit at Saint Francis Hospital. Over the past few years she has studied and obtained her Nurse Practitioner degree. Her interest in primary care with an integrative, holistic approach makes her an excellent addition to our Remedy team! Erin is accepting new patients at this time. We are extremely thrilled to have her!


Sherri Jacobs ND, CNS and Stockton Jacobs ND, CNS are a wonderful team of naturopathic doctors that we refer to, consult with and share this healing space. They are kind and brilliant, and have exceptional knowledge of nutrition and functional medicine. Please visit to learn more. 

Shannon Kennedy MD and Sherri Jacobs ND are now seeing new patients as a team, HealthE Remedy. HealthE Remedy is the gold standard for primary care medicine to optimize the health of well patients, expertly identify and reverse disease in sick patients, and identify modifiable risks for future disease and implement a plan to avoid its occurrence. Please visit to learn more.