About us

The providers and staff of our two rural health clinics deliver warm, personal service to each and every patient.

Our Providers and Staff

We strive to meet the healthcare needs and expectations of our community by providing quality services in a caring and supportive environment.           

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Lester T. Johnston, Jr. MD

Michelle E. Mason-Woodard, MD

Ra’Shead S. Pompey, DO

Payton E. Brown, PA-C

Jessica Berry Cofer, LCSW

Thomas Keith Cunningham, FNP-C

Patricia Kim Lowe, PA-C

Lee A. Dinning, DO

Dr. Lee Dinning is Board-Certified in Family Medicine and sees patients in our Washington, Georgia location.  Dr. Dinning joined the practice in January 2022.

 

Dr. Dinning was born and raised in Bowdon, Georgia.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.  Dr. Dinning earned his doctorate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus in 2016.  He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Houston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program in 2019.

 

Dr. Dinning welcomes new patients of all ages.  He provides both inpatient and outpatient services.  He currently is on the active medical staff at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Georgia.

 

Dr. Dinning has a wide range of interests.  He enjoys watching athletics with teams including the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and Las Vegas Golden Knights.  He has participated in performing arts through his high school and early college days, and he still enjoys performing and theater.  In addition, his hobbies include spending time with his wife, Jordan, his two golden retrievers and one cat.  He also enjoys many of the cultural television shows of the day while also playing golf, tennis, and swimming recreationally.

Lester T. Johnston, Jr. MD

Dr. Lester Johnston is double Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and sees patients in our Washington, Georgia location.   Dr. Johnston has been with the practice since its inception 2010.

 

Dr. Johnston was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.  Dr. Johnston earned his doctorate from St. George’s University in St. George, Grenada in 2001.  He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and Pediatric Residency at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in June 2005.

 

Dr. Johnston welcomes new patients of all ages.  He provides both inpatient and outpatient services.  He currently is on the active medical staff at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Georgia.

 

Michelle E. Mason-Woodard

 

Dr. Michelle Mason-Woodard, MD sees patients in our Lincolnton, Georgia location.  Dr. Mason-Woodard joined the practice in 2016.

 

Dr. Mason-Woodard was born and raised in Lincolnton, Georgia.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Mason-Woodard earned her doctorate from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1997.   She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in 2000.

 

Dr. Mason-Woodard welcomes new patients of all ages.  She provides outpatient services only and currently serves on the courtesy staff at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Georgia.

 

Dr. Mason-Woodard enjoys reading, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.

 

Ra’Shead Pompey, DO

Dr. Ra’Shead Pompey sees patients in our Lincolnton and Washington, Georgia locations.   Dr. Pompey joined the practice in July 2022.

 

Dr. Pompey was born in Texas but moved to Monticello, Georgia at the age of 4.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.  He completed his master’s degree in Preclinical Studies from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.  Dr. Pompey earned his doctorate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus in 2019.   He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Floyd Medical Center in 2022.

 

Dr. Pompey welcomes new patients of all ages.  He provides both inpatient and outpatient services.  He currently is on the active medical staff at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Georgia.

 

Dr. Pompey enjoys football, basketball, reading, mentorship programs and bible studies.

 

Payton E. Brown, PA-C

Payton is currently certified as a physician assistant and sees patients in our Washington, Georgia location.  Payton joined our practice in 2020.

Payton was born in Winston-Salem, NC but grew up in Washington, Georgia.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia in 2018.  Payton completed her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia in 2020.

Payton is currently certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  Payton is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Georgia Academy of Physician Assistants (GAPA).

Payton enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 dogs.

 

Jessica Berry Cofer, LCSW

Jessica is licensed clinical social worker and sees patients in our Washington and Lincolnton, Georgia locations.  Jessica has worked at Wills memorial Hospital since 2017 but joined our practice in 2021.

Jessica is a native of Wilkes County and a 1999 graduate of WWCHS.   After first pursuing other majors, Jessica obtained her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of GA in 2006 and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Georgia in 2009.

Jessica has over 13 years of experience as a mental health professional and recently obtained certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends, tending to her small menagerie of furry and feathered pets, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

 

 

Thomas Keith Cunningham, FNP-C

Keith Cunningham is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and sees patients in our Lincolnton, Georgia location.  Keith has been with the practice since its inception in 2010.

 

Keith was born and raised in Lincolnton, Georgia.  He obtained his master’s degree in Nursing -Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia in 2000.

 

Keith enjoys mentoring other nurse practitioner students during clinical rotation stages of their training. 

 

Keith resides in Lincolnton, Georgia with his wife and daughter.  Keith enjoys spending time outdoors and riding his bicycle.

 

Patricia Kim Lowe, PA-C

Kim is currently certified as a physician assistant and sees patients in our Washington, Georgia location.  Kim joined our practice in 2014.

Kim was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree as a Physician Assistant  from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007.

Kim is currently certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  Kim is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Georgia Academy of Physician Assistants (GAPA).

Kim resides in Lincolnton, Georgia.