About our Medical Director

Clay R. Lowder, M.D.


Board Certified in Family Practice

Dr. Lowder graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1989. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina in 1993, graduating cum laude. He then completed his residency in the family practice program at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1996.

At USC, Dr. Lowder received the Family Practice Award as well as the Joan Kershner and Frank Farley Award for Leadership. He was the AOA Honor Society President from 1992 to 1993 and received the Dale Carnegie Award. Dr. Lowder is the team physician for the Wilson Hall School and is on the Tuomey Regional Medical Center Board of Directors.

He joined Colonial Family Practice because he loves people and appreciates the variety of people of various ages that are patients at CFP. He loves the family atmosphere and enjoys the opportunity to make his patients feel at home.

Dr. Lowder enjoys outdoor life with his sons, including hunting and fishing. He and his wife enjoy traveling and attending Clemson games. Dr. Lowder also enjoys coaching fast-pitch softball for his daughter’s team.


About our Coolsculpting Technician

Abi Hall

Abi Hall is our Certified Coolsculpting Technician.  She attended college at Tri-County Technical College and has a degree in dental assisting.  She has worked as an assistant with Dr. Hapney at Five Forks Dental located in the same building as Upstate Medical Sculpting and Bella Vita Spa.  She attended Coolsculpting University in October in Reston, Virginia at the Zeltiq Coolsculpting Training Center, where she became certified as a Coolsculpting Technician.  Abi loves helping her patients achieve their goals. Knowing they can begin their journey to looking and feeling better makes it all worth working with each individual client on his/her needs.  She cannot wait to see the smiles on their faces as their body image and clothing size change! 

Abi is a resident of Simpsonville, SC and married with two children.  Abi attends NewSpring Church and loves making a difference in people's lives. She enjoys shopping and dining out with her husband and friends.  Her fun times with her kids are snow tubing in the winter and swimming during the summer.


Located in Bella Vita Spa

2833 Woodruff Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681

Call today to Schedule an Appointment!