Our mission: To provide the highest quality, cost effective health care – including both prevention and treatment – for women in Southeast Georgia, delivered in a manner in which we would want ourselves or our family to be treated.
Matthew M. Johnston, MD
Matthew M. Johnston, M.D., was born in Denver, Colorado. He lived in numerous countries including Haiti, Pakistan, Turkey, Switzerland and England before returning to America at the age of 18. Initially, Matthew followed his father’s footsteps in construction and engineering until changing course towards a career in Oceanography. Matthew attended Florida State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Physics and his Master of Science degree in Chemical Oceanography. While working on a doctorate in Oceanography Matthew was accepted to medical school, and attended the University of Florida. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. He found that Obstetrics and Gynecology offered a broad range of opportunities in surgery, endocrinology, infertility, and in caring for obstetrical patients. He met his wife, Joy, at Florida State University, and they have four children. Matthew and Joy moved to Brunswick in 1989 to join Women’s Health Group in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His interests include sailing, chess, and athletics, particularly tennis. Much of Matthew’s time is spent working with the church, particularly on missions in the Middle East. Through his mission work he has contributed to the building of four new churches in Turkey with the latest church being founded on the historical Mount Ararat. Matthew Johnston is a board certified OB/GYN and is a fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is also a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He has served as Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at Southeast Georgia Regional Health System-Brunswick campus.
Marie O. Easterlin, MD
Marie O. Easterlin, M.D., originally from Americus, Georgia, is dedicated to the health of women in Georgia. She is married to Bradley Easterlin, M.D. Bradley is also a native of Americus and is a plastic surgeon with Renue Plastic Surgery in Brunswick, GA. Upon completing her undergraduate degree at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, Marie attended Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon and Savannah, Georgia. She then fulfilled her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. Following residency, Marie worked in a private practice in New York City where her husband completed his fellowship in Plastic Surgery. After his fellowship, Marie and Bradley were thrilled to return to their home state of Georgia. They currently live on St. Simons Island and have two energetic children. In addition to her work with Women’s Health Group of Southeast Georgia, Marie serves local women through the Family Planning program within the Coastal Health District in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties. Marie is interested in women’s health outside of the United States as well. She has traveled to Nicaragua to assist women in a clinic setting suffering from cervical cancer and hopes to return in the future. In her spare time, Marie enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, yoga, traveling and of course shopping.
Abigail C. Hoover FNP-BC
Abigail moved to Glynn county from Miami, Florida at the age of six with her parents and younger brother and sister. She attended the University of Georgia from 1994-1998 where she studied as an Economics major. It was there that she decided to become a nurse. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Coastal Georgia Community college in 2001. In the years to follow, she worked in the fields of Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Women’s Health, and has ICU/CCU experience. In 2004, she decided to further her education and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University in 2006 and obtained a Master’s of Science in Nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2010. Abigail has a passion for Women’s Health and is looking forward to meeting all of your health care needs.
Heather S. Brock PA-C
Heather Brock grew up in the Atlanta area and attended Emory University undergraduate for her bachelor’s degree in biology. She then attended the Emory University Physician Assistant Program where she received her Master of Medical Science degree. She began practicing in family practice in 1999 in the Atlanta area immediately after graduation. She also has 8 years experience in geriatrics, which has always been of special interest to her. She was a guest lecturer at Emory University Medical School in the area of geriatric medicine. Mrs. Brock moved from Atlanta to the Brunswick area 3 years ago with her husband and son. She joined Women’s Healthgroup of Southeast Georgia in 2016 to provide primary care services to our patients. Other special interests include managing diabetes, and providing preventive care to our female patients. Her hobbies include spending time with her 7 year old son, golfing, and watching football. She looks forward to working with our female patients with any primary care needs.