Chief Medical Officer
Sharon Browning, MD
Site: McBee, Ruby & Jefferson
Dr. Sharon Browning joined the Sandhills Medical Foundation, Inc. team in 2017. She is from New Jersey and completed a medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean. She also attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham to complete a residency and served as chief resident her last 2 years. She practiced in rural Alabama before moving to Nashville, TN where she had a solo practice for 10 years. Her husband relocated to Charlotte and she missed rural medicine. So after 2 ½ years in Lancaster, SC, she stated, “I am now here ready to be a part of the Sandhills family.” She has been married to Russ for 19 years and have 2 children. Jordan is a typical crazy teenage girl who is a competitive swimmer. Aaron is an insane preteen boy who plays travel ice hockey as well as travel baseball. Her family all competes in triathlons and loves to nap when they get a rare break.
Nigel E. Taylor, MD
Dr. Nigel E. Taylor is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He graduated from Jamaica’s most prestigious high school, Campion College, leaving as the Head of the Student Government. He moved on to the University of The West Indies where he completed a Double Major in Biochemistry and Zoology graduating with Honors. From there Nigel completed his Medical Degree in 2000 (also at the University Of The West Indies) and proceeded to do post graduate studies in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut where he served as Co-Chief resident in his final year (2006). Dr. Taylor’s interests include Sports Medicine and Medical Imaging. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Ultrasound from The Michener Institute of Canada (2016). A former Jamaica National Under 17 soccer player he is now involved in coaching and holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) B-license. Nigel is married to Angela Case-Taylor, a pharmaceutical marketing executive, and they have two children Alexander and Savannah. He has served as a Family Physician in Connecticut, South Carolina and Jamaica.
Brian Scott, MD
Dr. Brian Scott joined the Sandhills Medical Foundation team in 2016.
Laura Alberg, MD
Site: Sumter & Lugoff
Dr. Alberg joined Sandhills Medical in 2019. Dr. Alberg is a bachelor of arts graduate of Duke University. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and completed a pediatric residency at Georgetown Hospital in Washington D.C. She practiced for many years in suburban Baltimore before moving to South Carolina, initially practicing in Mount Pleasant, also for many years, before moving to Columbia. She is married with two sons and remains dedicated to the practice of pediatric medicine.
Zara Siddiqui, DO
Dr. Siddiqui joined the Sandhills Medical Foundation, Inc. team in 2019.
Karen Clyburn, NP
Site: Lugoff & Camden
Karen joined Sandhills staff in 2011. She has experience with managing acute illnesses and chronic complex multi-system disease processes. Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lander University. Karen received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Indiana State University. She holds a license from the Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioners.
Lisa Clyburn, NP-C
Lisa joined the Sandhills staff in 2017.
Montrice Curenton, NP-C
Montrice comes to us with 20 years of nursing experience, with her background being Med-Surg. She has enjoyed her lifelong learning experience. She received her LPN from Piedmont Technical College in 1997. She received her RN from Regents College in 1999. She received her BSN from Excelsior College in 2011. She later received her MSN from Excelsior College in 2014. She then received her Post Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certification from Maryville University in 2016. She was inducted in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She proudly joined Sandhills Medical Foundation in 2016.
Isabel LeMasters, FNP-BC
Isabel has 7 years experience in acute care setting with the majority of her career serving as an intensive care nurse. She received her master’s as family nurse practitioner in midst of the pandemic from Chamberlain University and graduated with honors from her bachelors from University of North Carolina in 2013. She is dedicated to the health being of patients. She volunteered to help during New York and Florida high need for ICU nurses during first wave of COVID-19. Isabel joins us expecting her third child with her husband who she met while both serving in the Marines. Isabel brings enthusiasm and passion to provide excellent healthcare to our community.
Ayzia Taylor, MSN, NP
Site: Lugoff, McBee & Jefferson
Ayzia Taylor joined the Sandhills staff in 2016. She is a native of Lugoff, SC, graduating from Lugoff Elgin High school in 2003. After high school she attended College of Charleston to complete her B.S. in Psychology. Once completing that degree she knew she wanted to attend nursing school. She has moved up the nursing ranks and started as an LPN in 2009, moving to an RN in 2011. In 2013 she completed her first Masters in Nursing from University of Phoenix, and then later graduated with her second Masters in Nursing from Medical University of South Carolina, concentrating in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been a pediatric nurse for 8 years with a huge passion for patient and parent education. She has inpatient and outpatient pediatric experience, 7 years of pediatric office experience and 4 years of hospital experience at the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. She is married with 2 children. She loves spending time with her family in and outside of the home.
David Thompson, NP
Site: Lugoff & Camden
David joined Sandhills staff in 2011. David has over 20 years of critical care experience. He served as an Licensed Practical Nurse in the Armed Forces. He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of South Carolina Upstate and Master of Science in Nursing Indiana State University. David has been a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2008.
Ashley Tolbert, MSN, CPNP
Ashley joined the Sandhills staff in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science from USC Upstate in 2009 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of South Alabama in 2013. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and provides services to patients, birth through adolescence. Ashley is also an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs, Baylie and Benji.
Drew Murphy, MHS, PA-C
Site: Jefferson & McBee
Drew joined the Sandhills Medical Foundation team in October 2015. Drew has spent most of his life in Summerville, SC, and he received his Bachelor of Science from Clemson University. After graduating from Clemson, he gained healthcare experience as a Heart and Vascular Technician at the Medical University of South Carolina. Drew attended Duke University and graduated with a Master of Health Science and Physician Assistant Certificate. He was later certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Drew is happy to treat all ages. Drew has a special interest in animal-related illnesses and injuries. In his free time, Drew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He is an avid college football, soccer, and comic book fan.
Ayodele Ogunforowa, MD
Site: Lugoff and McBee
Dr. Ogunforowa obtained his medical degree of psychiatry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He completed his residency at St. Vincent Hospital in New York, New York in 1999. Dr. Ogunforowa has been practicing in South Carolina since 2000. Presently, he is also employed with Santee Wateree Mental Health. Sandhills Medical Foundation Staff Member Since: 2006
Behavioral Health Counselors
Sites: Jefferson, and McBee
Anna Lee, BSW, MSSW received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree at East Tennessee State University and a Master of Science in Social Work degree at University of Tennessee. She has worked in health care for over 30 years, beginning in the field of nursing, with an emphasis on geriatric, psychiatric and substance abuse. Prior to working at Sandhills, Ms. Lee was a Medical Social Worker for several years, and a Counselor for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She holds credentials as a Licensed Master Social Worker and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Since 2010, Ms. Lee has been proud to be part of the Sandhills team, providing behavioral health services to adults, adolescents, children, and families.
Matthew J. Wilkie, Jr., LISW-CP
Site: Sumter and Lugoff
Matthew Wilkie currently serves as Behavioral Health Therapist for the Sumter office. Matthew has served as Regional Supervisor and Clinical Consultant for the Governor’s Office of Continuum of Care. While with the Governor’s Office, Matthew implemented an evidenced based model, The Wrap Around Process, with high fidelity in the Region under his direction. Matthew received a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work specializing in the treatment of individuals, families, and groups. Matthew’s research interest include: the relationship between vulnerability, shame, and their role while treating adults victimized during childhood; the effectiveness of experiential psychotherapy with traumatized fostered youth, childhood trauma, and traumatic grief. Matthew currently teaches for the University of South Carolina and Coker College.