A family medical practice that delivers skillful care with a touch of love and laughter.

Dr. Joseph Papotto, III, D.O.

He’s highly a trained, professionally accomplished doctor who’s totally serious about your health. Joseph Papotto, D.O. specializes in, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. But rather than simply treating symptoms and sickness, he treats people. Achieving overall health, well-being and happiness for his patients is his goal as a doctor. And he’s serious about it. But’ don’t be surprised if he cracks a joke or clowns around once in a while.

Besides being a highly trained doctor (undergrad – Richard Stockton State College in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and med school/internship and residency at The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine). He’s a family man (father of triplets), and musician (plays four different kinds of stringed instruments and sings). He’s a frequent medical missionary to third world countries. And he is – seriously – a professional clown.

“My philosophy is to provide holistic care to patients by integrating conventional medicine with evidence-based alternative medicine. I received my calling into medicine while working as a clown in a third world orphanage seeing other caring doctors reach out to the poor. Therefore I make it my aim to dispense healing with joy and good humor versus fighting suffering with more suffering. The triune God: our Father Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit provide daily inspiration for me to accomplish this mission.”


Kelly Papotto, Practice Manager

Kelly Ann Papotto, co-founder of Life in a Blender Family Medicine, faithful loving wife of Dr. Papotto and mother of their triplets,departed this mortal world to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on September 13th, 2016 at the age of 49 years old. Dr. Papotto and staff are committed to keeping Kelly's legacy of compassionate, conscientious care to our patients. Heaven has a new angel and what a powerhouse at that!


Tara Zebadua, FNP

Tara graduated with a bachelors degree in nursing from Syracuse University in 1996. She has worked in numerous fields such as a neonatal intensive care, public health, urgent care and was a marketing manager for a diagnostic imaging company. She obtained her masters degree in nursing from Walden University in February 2015 and has been working as a family nurse practitioner since. Tara believes in compassionate care and a partnership approach with her patients. While Tara is not working as a family nurse practitioner, she is raising two very energetic, spirited and busy boys!


Lynn Wright, Nurse

Nurse Lynn is a graduate of Aynor/Conway Career Center Nursing Program in 1996. She received the "Excellence in Clinical Nursing Award" at graduation. She brings 17 years nursing experience along with over a decade with Dr. Papotto. Lynn grew up wanting to be a nurse. She is a conscientious, compassionate care-giver and is a tireless patient advocate.

Lynn is a woman close to the soil who really "digs" gardening.


Judy Patterson, Medical Receptionist

Judy has been in the “greeting business” and medical, clerical work for over 25 years. Judy is the quintessential front desk specialist. Her friendly demeanor and smile always puts patients at ease. Besides being a gracious people person, she enjoys creating jewelry, golfing, baking and “geo-cashing.”


Patricia "Trish" Barfield
Billing Administrator

Trish has been doing medical billing and other complex administrative duties for over 25 years. She has a Black Belt in billing, but more important than that, she treats clients with kindness and understanding. She’s an amazing IT specialist as well. Trish loves taking time out with her two children, camping, and fun outdoor activities.


Louise Stewart, Medical Assistant

Louise Stewart is married and has two grown sons and has been a medical assistant for over thirty years and has a "BIG" heart for the elderly population.

She has an In-Home Care Service where she visits her clients in her neighborhood providing them with meals and transportation. She shares her gift of listening over coffee and conversation.

In her free time she enjoys the beach and is actively involved in local charity events.

We are blessed to have her join our Life in a Blender Team.


Dr. Papotto's Radio Show

Catch Life in a Blender's Radio Show,
"Mind Bender" Radio Health Chat,
Saturday mornings, 10:30-11:00am
on WRNN 99.5 FM […]