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Family Medicine ResidentsRSS

Joseph Hoyle, M.D., MPH
Joseph Hoyle, M.D., MPH
Class of 2017

Education: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD 2010

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

Hobbies and interests: Spending time with my wife and daughter. Violin and swimming. Linking Primary Care and Public Health. Life-course perspective. Program planning and evaluation.

Why I Chose McLeod: I chose McLeod because of the community, excellence in quality of care and breath of professional development opportunities.



Lamar Ward, D.O.
Lamar Ward, D.O.
Class of 2017

Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2014
(GA Campus)

Hometown: Newman, GA

Hobbies and interests: Jogging, competitive sports, listening to music, eating

Why I Chose McLeod: I chose McLeod because it is a place of opportunities. The Faculty and Residents are eager to offer procedural, traveling and teaching experiences. The Faculty is very approachable and helpful in helping one become the physician he/she wishes to become. The fact that McLeod is an unopposed program adds to the availability of responsibilities, which is helpful in assuming I am prepared once I finish the program. I am prepared once I finish the program. I feel confident that I will be able to practice anywhere competitively from rural to the inner city. Moreover, the Residents are common people with a pride for excellence who are easy going. Lastly, there is a good variety of pathology here. McLeod is like a gemstone hidden in Florence, SC. Unless you come here to experience it you may never know.



Lateef Harper, M.D.
Lateef Harper, M.D.
Class of 2017

Education: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 2014

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Hobbies and interests: Spending time with my family, Jazz music, hiking

Why I chose McLeod: McLeod has a long history of medical excellence. I have a strong interest in practicing as a Hospitalist within an underserved community and the extensive procedural training offered at McLeod will further aid in my preparation. There is also camaraderie among the Residents and the opportunity to work with skilled teaching Faculty.



Lindsey Johnson, M.D.
Lindsey Johnson, M.D.
Class of 2017

Education: Medical University of South Carolina, MD 2014

Hometown: North Augusta, South Carolina

Hobbies and interests: Cooking, scrapbooking, reading and playing the guitar

Why I Chose McLeod: The McLeod Family Medicine Program combines the learning experiences of a big academic center with the one-on-one teaching experiences of a small hospital. After one month on the inpatient service, I am just amazed how comfortable the other Residents and myself are with treating patients. The attendings and upper level Residents are so knowledgeable. I learn so much every day. The McLeod Family Medicine program is a special one and I would make the decision to train here again and again.



Lisa Lanning Lowther, D.O.
Lisa Lanning Lowther, D.O.
Class of 2017

Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2014

Hometown: Salem, Oregon

Hobbies and interests: Classical singing, flower gardening, learning to cook new cuisines, wine testing, renewing my spirit at the beach.

Why I Chose McLeod: I am an Oregonian who moved to South Carolina in 2006. After the initial culture shock (there were not nearly as many office choices then!) the south grew on me. It has become my home. I worked as a physician assistant in Family and Emergency Medicine for more than a decade before returning to medical school to complete my education. I enjoyed the broad spectrum of training opportunities at McLeod and felt valued here as a non-traditional medical student and future Resident. All of the Residents were happy, something I did not witness at many other programs. The Hospital System is all inclusive, constantly updating with endless opportunities to be of service after Residency Graduation. The facilities are beautiful and well maintained. It helped that I had lived here in Florence previously, but ultimately I chose McLeod because I felt at home here.



Tareq Haidary, M.D.
Tareq Haidary, M.D.
Class of 2017

Education: New York Medical College, MD, 2014
Cornell University, BSC, 2010

Hometown: New Fairfield, Connecticut

Hobbies and Interests: Sports, running, travel, movies, reading

Why I Chose McLeod: After interviewing all around the country, I chose McLeod because of the excellent opportunities for full-scope Family Medicine, numerous opportunities for procedures and superior training in Critical Care. In addition, I felt a strong sense of community.



Ashley Denmark, D.O.
Ashley Denmark, D.O.
Class of 2018

Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolina Campus

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Hobbies/Interests: Photography



Benjamin Hinman, M.D.
Benjamin Hinman, M.D.
Class of 2018

Education: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Hometown: Wilmington, DE

Hobbies/Interests: Practicing and playing golf, being outdoors with his dog Crosby and girlfriend Kayleigh. Free time at home he enjoys literature.



Benjamin Weston, M.D.
Benjamin Weston, M.D.
Class of 2018

Education: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Hometown: Beulaville, NC

Hobbies/Interests: Woodworking, winemaking

Why I Chose McLeod: I plan to practice full spectrum Family Medicine in a rural area. McLeod offers great medical and procedural training, which will be invaluable when practicing in a rural environment.



Brooke Perugini, D.O.
Brooke Perugini, D.O.
Class of 2018

Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolina Campus

Hometown: Florence, SC

Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, knee boarding and country music concerts



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