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In 2016, Augusta ENT & Allergy along with Charleston ENT & Allergy founded OASIS with a vision of bringing independent ENT practices together via an integrated electronic allergy management system to improve patient outcomes. The vision also includes collaborating on business opportunities to help sustain the independent practice model. OASIS is the organization we created to make the vision a reality.

2022 Highlights

Board Members

Gene Brown

Board Member

Originally from Wilmington, NC., Dr. Brown received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his MD from East Carolina University. He completed his internship and ENT Residency at Medical University of South Carolina before joining the practice of Charleston Ear Nose & Throat in 2000. He became a partner in 2002.

Dr. Brown is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and graduated in the top 10% of his medical school class. He is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, Medical Society of South Carolina and the Charleston County Medical Society. Dr. Brown often volunteers at Charleston area free medical clinics, where he is also a Board Member. He is the recipient of the “Patients Choice Award” through the Best Doctors Association.

Dr. Brown lives in Mt. Pleasant with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending quality time with his family.

Alan Whitehouse

Board Member

Alan B. Whitehouse, M.D., graduated from Murray State University and earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville. He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dr. Whitehouse is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is internationally known for his clinical experience in treating the ENT manifestations of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and is a valued member of the academic team at Georgia Regents Health System.

Dr. Whitehouse has been in private practice in Augusta for over 20 years. He lives in Augusta with his wife.

Craig Kilgore

CEO of Charleston ENT
Board Member

Craig Kilgore, CMPE, is the CEO of Charleston ENT & Allergy and a founding member of OASIS. He graduated with honors from East Tennessee University with a degree in business and has more than 25 years of experience successfully leading physician groups.

Mr. Kilgore is known for his integrity, strong work ethic and superb skills as a negotiator. Under his leadership, Charleston ENT has grown 350% to become the largest privately-owned ENT practice in South Carolina.

Prior to joining Charleston ENT & Allergy, Craig served as the chief administrative officer for Holston Medical Group, a multi-specialty physicians’ practice in Tennessee that grew to over 150 physicians during his leadership.

Mr. Kilgore is also active in professional organizations such as ASCENT, Administrators Support Community for ENT, where he currently serves as president. Prior to serving in this position, he was chair of the Large Group Executive Forum, a group of 25 of the largest ENT practices in the county.

Craig has three grown children and resides in Charleston with his wife.

Keith Lynn

CEO of Augusta ENT
Board Member

Keith Lynn is the Chief Executive Officer for Augusta ENT PC, a position he has held for 14 years. Prior to joining Augusta ENT he worked for Department of Energy contractors Westinghouse as a Manager of Facilities Planning and Wackenhut Security as a Nuclear Security Systems Analyst.

Keith began his medical career with a medical startup company, Tabcom, in 1996, developing a proprietary software process to send medical claims via the Internet. This experience led him to open an Internet company called JET Business Net and gave him extensive knowledge of networks, servers, computers, programming and database management.

Over the past 14 years Keith has grown Augusta ENT from a three-doctor operation with 15 employees into a practice with 14 physicians and 145 employees including five Audiologists, two PhD Speech Therapists, a Sleep Lab, Allergy clinic, and a single specialty ENT Ambulatory Surgical Center.

Under Keith’s leadership Augusta ENT has developed several software programs to improve patient safety, patient processing and physician efficiency, two programs that have patents pending and one that has received a patent.

Keith has served on the AOA leadership council as Web Master, Deputy Large Forum Group (LGF) and Chairman LGF. Keith has served on the Edgefield County Hospital Board as Vice Chairman. He is a Member of GAGMA, MGMA and is an ACMPE Nominee. Keith is a Certified Medical Office Manager and has a BS in Management from South Carolina.

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