Our Providers

Through their continuing education and interaction with other medical professionals, our providers stay up-to-date on the latest treatments, clinical trials, and diagnostic testing.

Dr. Thomas S. Hughes, MD

Dr. Hughes was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, attending Porter Gaud before leaving to obtain his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. He attended MUSC for medical school and obtained Neurology training at Vanderbilt University. He returned home to the lowcountry after graduation and has been practicing in Mt. Pleasant ever since. He, his wife, and his two sons live in the Mt. Pleasant area.

Dr. Charles A. Kelly, MD

Dr. Kelly received his undergraduate education at Cornell University and attended medical school at Georgetown University before embarking on a 12 year career in the Army. He has been in private practice since 2005 and in the lowcountry since 2008. He is married with two children and now calls the Charleston area his home.

Dr. Robert Bolen, MD

Born and raised in Atlanta, Dr. Bolen attended Clemson University for his undergraduate education, then moved to Charleston to attend medical school at MUSC. He completed his residency training in Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, then returned to Charleston to complete a Neurophysiology fellowship at MUSC before joining Tidewater Neurology. He currently lives with his wife and daughter on James Island.

April Ridenhour, PA

April attended Clemson University for her undergraduate studies in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She worked as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the tri-county area before pursuing her studies in PA Medicine at North Greenville University and joining Tidewater Neurology. She currently lives in North Charleston with her husband and dog.

Heather Norton, ACNP-BC

Born and raised in Powder Springs, Georgia, Heather attended Georgia Southern University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. While working as a Registered Nurse in the ICU at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, she earned her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degree from Emory University. Heather spent her early years a Nurse Practitioner in the field of Cardiology, and later returned to Emory Hospital to work in the Neuroscience ICU. In 2014 Heather moved to Charleston, SC with her husband and two daughters where she continued her career as a Nurse Practitioner at MUSC in the Neuroscience ICU until joining Tidewater Neurology in 2019. Heather and her family live on Daniel Island.

Kaitlin Roper, P.A.

Kaitlin, a Charleston native, attended Clemson University for her undergraduate education in Biological Sciences. She worked as a Patient Care Technician prior to completing a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at MUSC. She now resides in Downtown Charleston with her husband.