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.



      Giuffrida, Josette Marie, FNP

      Affiliated with Novant Health
      4.78 out of 5 | 80 reviews
      Novant Health Gilead Road Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
      (704) 316-5635
      Ratings
      4.78
      Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
      4.80
      Your confidence in this care provider
      4.86
      Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
      4.85
      Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
      4.80
      Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
      4.91
      Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
      4.82
      Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
      4.71
      Amount of time the care provider spent with you
      4.77
      Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
      4.78
      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.

      Novant Health Medical Group has earned the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity for having met scientifically rigorous standards for collecting and publicly reporting patient experience data. The Seal of Integrity affirms the validity of the organization's program and ensures that provider's performance ratings are objectively and accurately represented.


      Comments
      Patient Comments 10 reviews
      October 02, 2019
      *Josette is fantastic - all the staff are amazing!
      -Patient in DENVER, NC

      September 26, 2019
      After years of being my PCP, I have the utmost confidence and trust in Josette.
      -Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

      September 10, 2019
      Josette is wonderful. She always listens to my concerns and she is caring & compassionate.
      -Patient in DAVIDSON, NC

      August 27, 2019
      Provider does an excellent job listening to my concerns, showing empathy and concern towards needs.
      -Patient in GASTONIA, NC

      August 05, 2019
      *Josette did a very good job explaining everything - understood my questions - I will definitely see her as my PCP.
      -Patient in HUNTERSVILLE, NC



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


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      Education
      Board Certifications:
      Family Nurse Practitioner


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      Special Interests: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine

      Gender: Female