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Southern Family Medicine

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Our Mission

Our mission here at Southern Family Medicine is to give a comfortable and helpful experience to you and your loved ones. We strive to give you the information, treatment, and counsel you need to live a healthier life. We have a fully trained office and nursing staff to ensure your visits are safe and satisfactory. 


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Our Providers

Thomas J. Miller, Jr., MD

Thomas J. Miller, Jr., MD

PHysician: Thomas J. Miller Jr, MD

Dr. Miller was born in November of 1980 to Joe and Angie Miller of Claxton, Georgia. Beginning at a very young age, he aspired to become a family physician and return home to Claxton, so he could help people live healthier, happier lives.

In 1999, Dr. Miller graduated with Honors from Pinewood Christian Academy as Salutatorian of his class. After this, he pursued and obtained a B.S. in Biology from Georgia Southern University in 2003. 

To begin his official career in medicine, Dr. Miller attended the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 2010 with his M.D. After this, he went to further his studies as a resident at Floyd Family Medicine Residency in Rome, Georgia. While there, he was chosen as the Resident Teacher of the Year (2012), Chief Resident (2012-2013), and Resident of the Year (2013). Dr. Miller became a board certified family physician by the State of Georgia in 2013. 

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Miller fulfilled his childhood dream to return home to Claxton, Georgia to open a private practice in hopes of reaching out and helping the people of Evans County and surrounding areas. In August of 2013, he joined his long-time mentor, Dr. Glen Dasher, at Southern Family Medicine.

Dr. Miller is active at Southbridge Community Church in Statesboro. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and working at his farm. He is married to his wife Heather and they have two children: Avery and Thomas.


Natasha Yocco, AGPCNP

Natasha Yocco, AGPCNP

Nurse Practitioner: Natasha Yocco

Natasha is a 2009 graduate of Armstrong State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 2015, she received her Master of Science in Nursing, also from Armstrong. She has been a Georgia Registered Nurse since July 2009 and has been Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner since July 2015. 

She worked at Southeast Georgia Health System as an RN in Labor and Delivery for two years before working as an RN in the Emergency Department of East Georgia Regional Medical Center for four years. 

Natasha began her work as a Nurse Practitioner with Candler Internal Medicine in October 2015 and served there until November 2016. 

She and her husband Adam Yocco reside in Statesboro, Ga.


Erica Lanier, FNP

Erica Lanier, FNP

nurse practitioner: erica lanier

Erica Brantley Lanier attended Georgia College and State University and earned a degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Born and raised in Sandersville, Georgia, Erica moved to Statesboro, Georgia to pursue a career in nursing at Georgia Southern University in 2008. She wanted to choose a career path that would provide for her the opportunity to help others in need; because helping others has always been a passion of hers. Ultimately, this passion drew her towards the medical field.

After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree as a nurse in December 2012, she began working in the Emergency Department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. She soon realized she wanted more out of her career and decided to advance her education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

She now resides in Statesboro with her husband, Spencer, and their two children. She is looking forward to working in a Primary Care setting to help provide quality and compassionate care for her patients.