Dr. Nelson Sturgis joined SFHC’s staff in 2006 and currently serves pediatric patients at both the Sumter and Pinewood facilities. Dr. Sturgis is a Board Certified Pediatrician, and received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his doctorate of Medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Prior to his employment with the Center, Dr. Sturgis worked many years as a staff physician at Sumter Pediatrics, was in private practice in Vermont, and served as a pediatrician in the United States Air Force for eight years. Dr. Sturgis and his wife reside in Sumter and have three children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Whitney Moses joined SFHC’s staff in July 2012 serving pediatric patients. Dr. Moses is a Board Certified Pediatrician, and received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and her doctorate of Medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her Internship and Residency in general pediatrics at Greenville Hospital System/USC School of Medicine. Dr. Moses and her husband have three daughters.
Dr. Kimberly D. Ashley joined SFHC’s staff in November 2015 serving pediatric patients. Dr. Ashley is a Board Certified Pediatrician, and received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and her doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She completed her Residency in general pediatrics at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Kimberly and her husband have three children and live in Sumter.
Patti joined SFHC’s staff in 1996 as a pediatric nurse. Patti completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing, with an emphasis in pediatrics, at the University of South Carolina in 1999. Since then she has been practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Patti is certified by the National Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. A native of Miami, Florida, Patti and her husband reside in Sumter. She is the mother of three daughters and two grandchildren.
Melinda joined SFHC’s staff in 2011. Melinda is a Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) serving the pediatric patients at SFHC. She received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assisting Studies from the Medical University of South Carolina. Melinda specialized in Emergency Medicine before coming to SFHC. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and active in the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, serving as the Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair. She also has considerable Medical military experience and currently serves in the USAF Reserves. She and her husband reside in Sumter.