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Our Providers

Lawson Huggins, MD

Dr.  Huggins is residency trained and board certified in emergency medicine.  He has over 25 years experience in the emergency room setting.  He was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina, and is married to his wife Theresa and has three children.


Brian Bechtol, PA-C

Brian is licensed to practice by the state of North Carolina and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is a Navy veteran and holds his physician assistant degree from Alderson-Broaddus College. Bechtol is also a member of the Urgent Care Association of America and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. He has active medical staff privileges at both CVMC and FRMC, and is certified to perform DOT physicals through the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.


Lora Taraban, FNP

Lora, a family nurse practitioner, has worked as part of the West Caldwell Health Council's mobile unit, in the Wilkes Regional Medical Center and Catawba Valley Medical Center emergency departments, and has family practice experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Lenoir-Rhyne University and her advanced degree from East Tennessee State University. She is in the process of gaining her certification to perform DOT physicals through the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. She joined our Taylorsville office in September 2014.


Michele Sherrill, FNP

Michele, a family nurse practitioner, joined our Taylorsville office in April 2015. She has experience in employee health, primary care and community health. She has worked for Lowe's Home Improvement in their corporate office, providing employee health services, and has previously worked at the Alexander County Health Department and Family Care Center in Taylorsville. She received her associate's degree in nursing in 2007, her bachelor's degree in nursing from UNC-Greensboro and completed her advanced studies at East Tennessee State University in 2007 to become a nurse practitioner.


Tanya Dyer, FNP

Tanya studied Nursing at Presbyterian Nursing School in Charlotte, NC and graduated with a diploma Nursing Degree in 1991.  She continued to work at Presbyterian Hospital for 3 years on the Cancer Unit.  She continued her nursing career at an outpatient cancer clinic in Gastonia for the next 4 years.  She then went to work with Hospice of Lincoln County.  During that time she completed her BSN at UNC-Charlotte in 1998. Her career changed and she began teaching nursing at Gaston College.  She completed her MSN-FNP-C at East Carolina University in Greenville, SC in 2007. She then started her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She has two teenage kids, one son and one daughter who keep her very busy.  She enjoys running, reading, sports and working in her yard. She stays involved in her community and church.  She loves being a Nurse Practitioner and enjoys coming to work everyday.



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