Joseph Ghaly, MD
Dr Joseph Ghaly is a Family Practice physician and has been serving patients in Polk County for approximately 20 years. He has been in private practice for over a decade at St Luke’s Regional Health Care.
Dr Ghaly attended Medical School at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and completed his Family Practice residency at Mountainside Hospital in New Jersey. In Sept 2017 St Luke’s Health and Wellness Center, a brand new state of the art facility, was completed where his thriving practice is currently located. In September 2019, he was voted the Ledger’s Best of the Best Family Physician in Polk County for the third year in a row. Dr Ghaly is a proud Polk County resident.
Lori Smith, MSN, APRN
Lori Smith is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Masters of Science from the University of South Florida and served as a surgical nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center for over 10 years. Her areas of interest and expertise are women's health, weight loss, diabetes management and small in office surgical procedures.
Katie Griggs, PA-C
Katie Griggs is a Board Certified Physician who has been practicing locally for nearly a decade. She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice. Her areas of expertise includes Chronic Disease Management: diabetes and lipid management, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), women's health and weight management. She also performs trigger point injections.
Katie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cellular Science from the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) , and her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Katie grew up in Plant City and her family remains rooted in the area as well. She has a passion to serve and has done medical missionary work in Haiti.
We offer a full variety of services including well child checkups and immunizations, annual physicals, sports/school/insurance physicals, medication monitoring, well woman exams (including pap/pelvic exams), simple excisions/cryo of skin lesions, auto accident monitoring, preoperative clearance, second opinions and much more. We manage many common conditions including, but not limited to, allergies and colds, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking cessation, and migraines.
We also offer a weight loss management program.
We accept a wide variety of major insurances including Medicare, Aetna, AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare, Golden Rule, and Tricare. We also accept cash/self pay patients as well.
We are accepting new patients and can offer same/next day appointments on most occasions. We accept cash, Visa, and Mastercard. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and have you and your family as patients.
Patient Google Reviews
Dr. Ghaly is the best family doctor I have ever seen! He has been taking care of my family's health needs for over 10 years!!!!!!!!!! He talks with his patients...and doesn't rush through their questions...He is a rare gem in the medical field today!!!!!!!!!!! His wonderful wife also provides assistance to their patients...I am so thankful for Dr. Ghaly and his team!!!!!!
My entire family sees Dr. Ghaly. He has great bedside manner with his patients and cares to take the time to get to know them. This is extremely rare nowadays.
My husband and I have been with Dr.Ghaly for many years. He and his staff are kind, courtious and knowldgeable. He makes you feel at ease right away with a hand shake and a smile. He listens to you and answers your questions in a way that you will understand. He truly goes above and beyond. One of the best doctors in town.
I have been seeing Dr. Ghaly shortly after moving in town, I am a patient that is difficult at times and I have to say he is my "PERFECT FIT". He takes his time to listen to me and my issues and works with me so that I am comfortable with my next step. I love that in a doctor because we aren't just people on his schedule. He treat all his patients as if they were family that shows he cares for each and everyone of us. I am very HAPPY, LUCKY to have him as my doctor & caring for my health.
As a chiropractic physician I value good quality, personalized treatment! I have referred several patients to Dr Ghaly and use him for primary care services as well! He and his nurse practitioner go above and beyond with their patient care. I highly recommend Dr Ghaly for primary care services.
_ Dr. Steve
This is a great office. I can call when anyone in my house is sick and ask for an appt and they will fit you in that day. I recommend this office to all my friends