Our Physician Team
      Our Physician Team

      Our Physician Team

      Our physicians, Dr. Thomas Lessaris, Dr. Kristin Whitely, Dr. Folake Falaki, and our Nurse Practitioner, Josette Giuffrida, specialize in both pediatrics and internal medicine, enabling us to care for everyone from newborns to seniors. Our providers and support staff work together to provide the best care possible for your family.



      Lessaris, Thomas Peter, MD

      Affiliated with Novant Health
      4.80 out of 5 | 149 reviews
      Internal Medicine | Pediatrics
      Novant Health Gilead Road Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
      (704) 316-5635
      Ratings
      4.80
      Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
      4.86
      Your confidence in this care provider
      4.91
      Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
      4.87
      Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
      4.84
      Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
      4.84
      Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
      4.89
      Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
      4.83
      Amount of time the care provider spent with you
      4.88
      Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
      4.83
      Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care (if any)
      The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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      Comments
      Patient Comments 9 reviews
      December 21, 2018
      Dr. Lessaris is a great doctor. he's brilliant, vibrant, charming and a good listener. my kids and husband love him.
      -Patient in HUNTERSVILLE, NC

      November 14, 2018
      this was the best experience I have ever had
      -Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

      November 13, 2018
      dr is thorough and personable yet professional couldnt be better
      -Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

      September 29, 2018
      Been loving this Dr for 17/18 years.
      -Patient in STANLEY, NC

      August 30, 2018
      Very _____ and understood all I was saying - Excellent care.
      -Patient in CORNELIUS, NC



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      Practice locations
      Novant Health Gilead Road Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
      (704) 316-5635


      Provider video


      Education
      Medical School:
      Southern Illinois University
      (1991)

      Residency:
      Southern Illinois Univ. School of Medicine 1995

      Board Certifications:
      Pediatrics


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      Gender: Male