Scott Ellis, M.D.

Shannon Ellis, MD

With his father in the Navy, Dr. Ellis grew up in Jacksonville, NC before moving to Tennessee. There, he received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech. University in Cookeville, TN and his Medical Degree from East Tenn. State University in Johnson City, TN. He trained for two years at the general surgery residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and then two years at the family medicine residency program at Cabarrus Family Medicine in Charlotte, NC. After completing his training, he continued to practice family medicine in Charlotte before returning to Jacksonville to partner with Onslow Memorial Hospital to open Onslow Primary Care. Dr. Ellis is board certified in Family Medicine and loves every aspect of it! In his personal time, Dr. Ellis enjoys going to church, spending time with family and friends, rooting for his Cleveland Browns, and going to the beach. Dr. Ellis and his wife have three daughters (4yo, 2yo, 6 months old).

Erin Griffin, D.O.

Being born and raised in North Carolina, I am thrilled to join Onslow Primary Care as one of their primary care physicians. I am originally from Sanford, NC and now live in Surf City, NC. I attended UNC Chapel Hill for my undergraduate degree. Go Heels !! There, I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I then took a year off, which I partly spent traveling in Australia. Living in Sydney I began to appreciate my interest in promoting a healthy lifestyle and counseling patients in nutrition. I now incorporate this into my practice and provide weight loss and wellness counseling. For my Doctor of Osteopathic Degree I attended Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, KY; and from there completed residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. While I am not busy working or enjoying the beach I am also very involved in the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association as membership chair. I look forward to establishing myself in Jacksonville, NC and contributing to good patient care in the local area.

Scott A. Playford, M.D.

Scott A. Playford, M.D.Onslow Primary Care is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Playford to our staff. Dr. Playford specializes in sports medicine and will see patients of all ages for sports-related injuries and problems. Specifically, Dr. Playford will provide evaluation and treatment for joint and muscle problems and injuries, as well as coordinate surgical services as needed. Dr. Playford treats pain and injuries to muscles, bones and joints, including but not limited to the back, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Thanks to his relationship with EC Ortho, a local orthopedic surgical provider, sports-injury patients will have access to the highest quality surgical care in our area.

Dr. Playford is board-certified in Family Medicine and fellowship trained with CAQ in Sports Medicine. A native of Anderson, SC., he is a graduate of the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Playford performed his Family Medicine internship and residency at the Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, SC and later completed his fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine through the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.