Dr. Daryl Wiley is a board certified Family Practice Physician. He is the founder and President of Family Care Group of Thomson, established in 2002. Dr. Wiley has lived and served as a Family Physician in McDuffie County since 1991. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Freed-Hardeman University in 1984. Dr. Wiley earned his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1988 and completed his Family Medicine residency at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia in 1991.
Dr. Wiley currently serves as an Augusta University Clinical Associate Professor and has been active in teaching medical students in his practice for over 20 years. He was honored in 2008 at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine as an Alumni Inductee into the Georgia Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. In 2009, Dr. Wiley was awarded the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Wiley is also credentialed as a Certified Medical Director and is an Attending Physician and Director of several Nursing Facilities and Hospice Organizations in the CSRA.
Dr. Wiley’s “philosophy of medicine is simple, God is the creator of everything. We as physicians have been given talents which we have the responsibility of maximizing. As a family physician I feel my responsibility is to provide comprehensive, complete care in a way that I would want my family treated.”
Dr. Chris Sheppard in an Internal Medicine Physician for Family Care Group of Thomson. Dr. Sheppard joined the practice in 2010 and practices at the Fluker Street location. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Mercer University in 1992 and earned his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1998. Dr. Sheppard completed his residency at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics in 2001. Sheppard enjoys practicing in a smaller town because it provides a more traditional doctor patient relationship. Dr. Sheppard brings a wealth of experience as well as personal commitment to providing the best care for his patients.
Dr. Britt joined Family Care Group of Thomson in 2018. Dr. Britt is a board certified pediatrician who joins us after relocating from Chicago with her family where she has been practicing pediatrics. Dr. Britt completed her bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Duke University in 2003 and her medical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 2008. She was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honors Society in 2008. She completed her Pediatrics training at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s) at Northwestern University. Dr. Britt practiced pediatrics in the northern suburbs of Chicago for 7 years, where she was the lead physician of her group.
Dr. Britt is excited to join the Thomson community and looks forward to building a close relationship with her patients. Her passion for medicine is rooted in creating a bond with her patients and families to help them navigate the challenges and joys of childhood. She strives to help parents maximize their child’s heath and development so that they can grow into healthy, happy young adults. With 3 children of her own, Dr. Britt aims to provide each patient with the care and support that she would desire for her own family.
Dr. Robert Polglase is an emergency medicine physician and joined the practice in 2016. He is a graduate of Davidson College, Mercer University School of Law and Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Polglase practiced in the emergency department at McDuffie Regional Medical Center/University Hospital McDuffie from 2007 to 2016 and served as a hospitalist there from 2008 to 2016.
Dr. Polglase enjoys practicing at Family Care Group because it gives him an opportunity to get to know his patients on a long term basis as well as keep up with the many residents of McDuffie County and surrounding areas that he has come to know over the years while taking care of them in the hospital.
Dr. Merritt McLaughlin is a Board Certified Family Physician and is originally from Wilkes County GA. She attended UGA receiving her Bachelors of Science in 2007. She earned her degree in Medicine from the Medical College of GA in 2011. Dr. McLaughlin interned at Palmetto Richland Family Medicine in Columbia SC, then transferred to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore MD to complete her residency in Family Medicine. Dr. McLaughlin has experience in both urgent care and primary/family care, serving all age groups. She is thankful to have returned to her home state and area, made possible by her husband’s military career.
Dr. McLaughlin enjoys getting to know her patients and their families, and striving to work together with the patient and family for a lifetime of better health. Dr. McLaughlin is looking forward to starting practice in the small-town atmosphere and serving the communities of Thomson and Lincolnton.
Michael McDaniel is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. He has been with Family Care Group of Thomson since 2006. He began his medical career and training as an EMT in 1995. While working as an EMT he continued to pursue his dreams of a medical career and in 2005 graduated from MCG as a Board Certified Physician Assistant.
Michael now enjoys the Family Practice environment in Thomson and Lincolnton and caring for patients of all ages. Michael truly has a gift of bonding with each of his patients. He brings experience and a lively and dynamic element to Family Care Group of Thomson. Michael has been a welcomed addition to the medical staff in Thomson and the surrounding community he is serving.
Megan Wiley is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 2008. She began work at the Medical College of Georgia as a Registered Nurse at that time and cared for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients until 2013. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 2013 and began working with Family Care Group after graduation. Megan holds a National Board Certification with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Megan was born and raised in McDuffie County and is excited to be able to return to her hometown. Megan enjoys working with patients of all age groups, but particularly enjoys her role in assisting with Hospice Care. Megan also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.
Scott Stamper joined Family Care Group in 2002 and practices at the Fluker Street location. Scott is a Board Certified Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from The Medical College of Georgia. Scott then went on to pursue his Advanced Nursing Degree at The Medical College of Georgia where he earned his Masters of Nursing in Pediatrics in 1998 as well as his Masters of Nursing in Family Medicine in 2006. Scott is Board Certified by the Nation Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Nurses.
Scott has proudly served the McDuffie County and surrounding area and has won “Best of McDuffie County” awards on numerous occasions. Scott’s commitment to his patients and the community is unsurpassed.
Emily was born and raised in McDuffie County, and has since returned after her college career at Georgia Southern University. She graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2013 and began work at the Medical College of Georgia as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a Registered Nurse for four years; however, she had aspired to become a Nurse Practitioner before starting Nursing School. While working, Emily attended South University and obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2017. The opportunity arose at Family Care Group to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017 and she has been a wonderful addition to the medical staff. We are thrilled Emily is able to practice in her hometown and serve this community.
Emily enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her three spunky dogs. She also enjoys traveling and reading. She especially loves summertime and adores spending her days off on the lake.