Lowcountry Urgent Care, a privately held company, provides exceptional service with convenient hours, and appointments aren’t needed. Our office is staffed by board-certified family and emergency providers offering prompt, compassionate care and cost-effective treatment. With lower cost and less waiting, a visit to Lowcountry Urgent Care is often an excellent alternative to the hospital's emergency room for minor injuries or illnesses.

Lowcountry Urgent Care also provides medical care for Workers' Compensation injuries that occur on the job. Patients must inform employers and get approval before treatment begins.

Lowcountry Urgent Care is led by three highly trained and nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioners, Karen Fawcett, Alisha Orage and Amy Taylor.

To be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner, a candidate must complete a four-year undergraduate degree as well as a two- to three-year Master’s degree. He or she must then pass a national board certification exam to be allowed to practice. Continuing education is required to maintain national board certification.

Karen Fawcett

Karen Fawcett, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Charleston Southern University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing  and Master’s in Nursing degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina.

She was raised on St. Simons Island, GA, and has been married to Beaufort native Mark Fawcett since 1975. They have two sons, Justin and Clay; a daughter in law, Lauren Roper Fawcett; and two grandsons, Sean and Grayson.

She and Mark are members of Grays Hill Baptist Church and spend two weeks a year in Haiti on a surgical/medical team.


Alisha Orage

Our newest nurse practitioner is Alisha Orage. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from the Technical College of the Lowcountry with an Associate's Degree in Nursing. She continued her education and earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina Aiken. Alisha received her Master's Degree in Nursing from Walden University and is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She is a strong patient advocate and believes in optimal health and wellness while improving patient care based upon the most recent evidence-based research. She is a native of Beaufort, SC, and is married with two children.

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and her Master’s of Science in Nursing / Family Practitioner, from Wilmington University in Delaware. She is a certified Nurse Practitioner with experience in pediatrics, family health care and urgent care. Amy also practiced in Costa Rica as a community Nurse Practitioner.

Amy believes in collaborative care with each patient, with an emphasis on prevention, health maintenance and education. She speaks English and Spanish.

Amy is married, has three children and three dogs, and enjoys family time, traveling, reading, hiking and the beaches.