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.

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

 Patrick Walton, M.D. – Family Medicine

Dr. James Patrick Walton M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine and enjoys practicing at Southern Family Medical Center in the South Augusta area. Dr. Walton completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia and completed his Doctorate in Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed his Family Medicine residency at the Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida and enjoyed serving in the Navy for 7 years before returning to Augusta. In 2019, Dr. Walton moved to northern Canada to assist physicians in need of support for a First Nation hospital and health care association that was serving its indigenous population. Now, Dr. Walton has returned to Southern Family Medical Center to continue working alongside the team here.

Dr. Walton is passionate towards preventive measures and healthy lifestyle modifications for his patients in hopes of reducing the risk and burdens of chronic disease. But whether it is a chronic ailment or a new problem, Dr. Walton is ready to help serve your healthcare needs.

Dr. Walton lives locally with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and is involved in his local church. He also enjoys teaching and working alongside students both at the office as well as on medical mission trips.

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.

Abby Schwartz, P.A.-C

Abby Schwartz, PA-C is a graduate of the Augusta University Physician Assistant program. She completed her undergraduate degree at Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. She obtained certification in speaking Spanish for professionals in healthcare and cares for patients whose primary language is Spanish. She has a particular interest in prevention and management of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, acute illness, mental health, and women’s health.

She is originally from Augusta. In her free time, she enjoys mentoring and fellowship with PA students through Medical Campus Outreach bible studies and mission trips. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family in Augusta, being involved in her church, hiking, reading, and traveling.


Carly Schneider, P.A.-C

Carly Schneider, PA-C graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina after completing her undergraduate degree at Clemson University. With a background in both urgent care and family medicine, Carly has a wide set of skills to help patients with both their immediate and long term health needs. She prides herself on giving a high level of focus to each patient in order to provide the most thorough and thoughtful care possible.

She and her family have made Georgia their home after spending most of their lives in South Carolina. Carly loves traveling and exploring new places as well as visiting her favorite spots on the coast. She also enjoys baking and spending time in her garden.


Megan Shiver, P.A.-C

Megan Shiver, PA-C completed her Physician Assistant training at Medical College of Georgia and her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, where she studied biology and Spanish. Her decision to pursue a career in medicine was strongly influenced by her mother’s experience as a nurse and her own experience working overseas in the developing world. She speaks Spanish and has particular interest in acute illnesses, women’s health, depression and anxiety, hypertension, and geriatrics.

She is originally from Ft. Collins, Colorado and now lives in Augusta with her husband, who is a resident physician. They have four children, a dog, and too many chickens. Their family is actively involved in a local church, where they have been members for many years. She enjoys participating in medical mission trips when possible. Outside of work she enjoys reading, sewing, working in her garden, and hiking.