About Arbor Vitae

Arbor Vitae is a holistic medical clinic in the membership model which makes functional medicine both affordable and accessible. We believe that everyone deserves to live a life free of pain, fatigue, depression, and other symptoms that prevent living one's life to the fullest. Our vision is to find and correct these imbalances for each patient we treat and restore them to a life of health and vitality.

About Shawnie Perkins PA-C

Physician Assistant

Shawnie received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Southern Ca, followed by her Master's degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2007.  She has practiced in family medicine, urgent care, and pain management, and has additional training in bioidentical hormone replacement and functional medicine.  She lives happily in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband, two children, 3 dogs and 3 cats.

I have always had a passion for nutrition and holistic living, and a passion for TRULY helping people. And by helping people I don’t mean doling out pills; I mean listening, caring, and sharing what I know to help people be empowered and live better lives.  In all the jobs I have held, I have only been able to do this in short bursts, limited by the money-driven medical industry that requires funneling patients through like a factory assembly line. This did not feel like healing to me, and I always felt a deep dissatisfaction and a certainty that there was something more. My hope is that this clinic, will be that something more. For you, for me, for everyone looking for someone to hear you, to support you, and to educate you to create true healing.


  • 2004 - Bachelor of Arts from University of Southern California in Psychology

  • 2007 - Master's in Science from Western University of Health Sciences

  • Member of the psychology honors society Psi Chi

  • Certified through NCCPA.  Licensed in SC/NC.

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TEL: 803-881-9990

FAX: 803-701-9095


1012 Market St, Suite 301, Fort Mill, SC 29708


Mon/Wed/Fri 10am - 7pm

Mon/Wed/Sat 10am - 7pm : last week of the month