Sean Lynch, D.O. – Family Medicine
Dr. Sean E. Lynch D.O. is Board Certified in Family Medicine and practices in the South Augusta area. Dr. Lynch spent years in the Army National Guard after high school and through college, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He subsequently attended Nova Southeastern University, in Miami, Florida, graduating with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia where he is also involved in the teaching of Family Medicine residents and in the training of medical students.
Dr. Lynch strives to help patients get off their medications and to prevent the need for such medications with positive lifestyle changes. Dr. Lynch has been named one of Augusta’s “Best Doctors” in Family Practice by the Augusta Magazine for 4 years in a row.
Dr. Lynch resides in Richmond county with his wife and their four children. Dr. Lynch enjoys spending time with his family, being involved in his local church and Medical Campus Outreach ministries, and enjoys taking medical mission trips, including his last trip ministering to the Peruvians along the Amazon river.
J. Patrick Walton, M.D. – Family Medicine
Dr. J. Patrick Walton is board certified in Family Medicine. He is originally from Lawrenceville, GA and completed his Undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. He then completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Family Medicine Residency with the United States Navy and then served as a Medical Officer for the U.S. Marines at Cherry Point North Carolina. After serving with the Marines, he returned to his residency program and taught as a faculty member while also treating Active Duty members, their families, and Veterans. In the summer of 2015, Dr. Walton moved back to Augusta with his family to begin working with Southern Family Medical Center.
Dr. Walton lives in Martinez with his wife, an Augusta native, and his two young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating actively in Church and Medical Campus Outreach, a Christian ministry to medical campus students, and medical mission work. He loves the outdoors and enjoys running and hiking when able.
Dr. Walton enjoys the wide spectrum of patient care opportunities that Family Medicine offers including caring for children, adults, women’s health, and preventive health.
Lauren Daniels, M.D. – Family Medicine
Lauren Daniels is a graduate of The Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Daniels completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development. She practices full spectrum family medicine but takes particular interest in women’s health and adolescent care.
She is originally from Athens, GA and enjoyed three years in Orlando, Florida where she completed her residency training. In her free time, Dr. Daniels enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, student ministry, and being apart of her church
Marian Layne, P.A.-C
Marian Layne, PA-C is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia class of 2004. She is a family medicine practitioner with a focus in women’s health. Her hobbies include sewing, crocheting and macrome. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Ms. Layne is also fluent in Spanish.
Tom Wieme, P.A.-C
Tom Wieme , PA-C was born and raised in Minnesota. He attended his first two years of college in his hometown, and then transferred to the University of Wisconsin—LaCrosse where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. After completing his undergraduate work, he was employed at a drug testing laboratory in St. Paul, MN. After working in the laboratory for a year and a half, he felt called to serve in missions to China. He taught oral English there for 2 years to elementary and college-aged students. While in China, he then had the desire to return to school to become a Physician Assistant.
Through the recommendation of a friend, he applied and attended Physician Assistant school at the Medical College of Georgia. He graduated in 2008 and soon after that started working at Southern Family Medical Center. He has an interest in taking care of the whole person and working to address underlying issues that may be causing diseases. In his free time, he enjoys working with medical students to mentor and disciple them through Medical Campus Outreach Bible studies and mission trips. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, exercising, watching college football, hockey, and playing golf.
Christy Sharbel, PA-C
Christy Sharbel, PA-C is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University’s Physician Assistant Program and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Behavior. She is a family medicine practitioner with passion for Women’s Health and disease prevention through patient empowerment, education, and awareness. Her focus is on the whole person and encourages her patients to play an active role in their health decisions to better meet their goals.
She is originally from Canton, GA and currently resides in Richmond County with her husband, who is a resident physician at Augusta University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, walking her German Shepherd, being apart of her church, and reading about medical history.