Chief Medical Officer

Sharon Browning – Physician

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Sharon Browning, MD

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.


Akinwale Olatosi – Physician

Akinwale Olatosi, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Sandhills Medical Foundation Staff Member Since: 2003

Brian Scott – Physician

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Brian Scott, MD

Dr. Brian Scott joined the Sandhills Medical Foundation team in 2016. Dr. Brian Scott is a native of Dallas, TX. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. After completing a residency in General Surgery in WV, he moved to South Carolina in 1988. He has many years of experience in surgery, emergency medicine, and urgent care medicine. Joining the Sandhills family in 2016, he has found a real home in which to practice. When not in the office, he enjoys fishing, diamond painting, and spending time with his son, Michael.

Jacquelyn Gill – Physician

Jacquelyn Gill, MD

Dr. Jacquelyn Gill joined the Sandhills Medical Foundation, Inc. team in 2019.

Laura Alberg – Physician


Laura Alberg, MD

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.

Nigel Taylor – Physician


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.

Nurse Practitioners

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.

Ayzia Taylor – NP


Ayzia Taylor, MSN,  NP

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


David Thompson, NP

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.

Isabel LeMasters – NP


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.

Karen Clyburn – NP


Karen Clyburn, NP

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


Lisa Clyburn, NP-C

Lisa joined the Sandhills staff in 2017.

Montrice Curenton – NP


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.

Physician Assistants

Drew Murphy, MHS, PAC-C


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

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 Therapist

Anna Lee, LISW-CP

Anna Lee earned 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 many years, beginning in the field of nursing as an LPN, with a focus primarily on Psychiatric and Substance Use treatment.

After completing the Social Work degrees, Ms. Lee was a Medical Social Worker for several years at a hospital which contained a level one trauma center, and she continued to volunteer at the Veterans Affairs center where she’d had two internships. She then worked several years as a Counselor for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, leaving in 2010 to join the Sandhills Medical Foundation team.

Ms. Lee provides Behavioral Health services to adults, adolescents, children, and families. She uses a variety of techniques, with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy being the most prevalent, to help others achieve their individual treatment goals.

Glenda Quick, LMSW, AADC

Glenda Quick received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Counseling degree at Coker College and a Master of Science Social Work degree at University of New England. She holds credentials as a Licensed Master Social Worker and holds state certifications in Advanced Alcohol and Drug counseling and Gambling. She has worked in behavioral health care for 25 years working with adults, adolescents, children, families, groups, and geriatric end-of-life issues. She is proud to now be a part of the Sandhills Medical Foundation Staff.

Meghan Bowden, LMSW, VSP

Meghan first joined the SMF family as a counselor in 2020. Meghan comes to SMF with extensive background working with children, adolescents, and adults in non-profit and social services settings. Meghan received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, then shortly after, completed her Master of Social Work degree as well as a Graduate Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies from the University of South Carolina with honors. Meghan is a passionate advocate for mental health and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and two rescue dogs.

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