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
      4.76 out of 5 | 71 reviews
      Novant Health Gilead Road Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
      (704) 316-5635
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      Patient Comments 7 reviews
      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

      July 27, 2019
      Josette takes the time to explain things to me so I leave with all the information I need. Josette is patient, kind and extremely respectful each time I visit the office!
      -Patient in HUNTERSVILLE, NC

      April 29, 2019
      She's the best!
      -Patient in DENVER, NC

      February 25, 2019
      Excellent provider!
      -Patient in HUNTERSVILLE, NC

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

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      Board Certifications:
      Family Nurse Practitioner

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      Special Interests: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine

      Gender: Female