Christi Ghaleb, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician who has been practicing in the Savannah / Pooler, Georgia area since 2002.
After 8 years in practice with Memorial Health, Dr. Christi Ghaleb and her husband, Dr. Pete Ghaleb, decided to start their own practice in 2010 to better serve patients in the style they've known to love: efficient, caring and attentive.
After 6 years of increasing pressure from government and private insurance plans forcing the practice to see more patients in less time, they made the bold decision to change the way they deliver medical care, and they transformed their practice into the first Direct Primary Care practice in the Greater Savannah area.
WTOC News Story about Family Medicine of Pooler
WTOC News story about Drs. Pete & Christi Ghaleb and their new #DirectPrimaryCare (#DPC) practicePosted by Family Medicine of Pooler on Saturday, February 11, 2017
POOLER, GA (WTOC) - A husband and wife doctor duo say they're changing the face of medicine by cutting out the insurance company aspect of medicine all together.
They say it's not about making more money, or even getting more patients, but providing better care for the patients they do have and building personal relationships.
We're a direct primary care practice. Ultimately, that means we get to spend more time with you, whenever you need it, without having to jump through the hoops of a traditional medical practice. We love it, our current patients love it, and we think you will too.
Each of our Family Medicine of Pooler providers will have around 600 patients. If that seems like a lot, compare it to the typical 2,500 or so of a traditional primary care physician. Because we limit the number of patients we see, that opens up our schedule to be available when you need us – no matter what time of the day, or part of the week.
We don't accept insurance. But don't let that scare you, because most of our patients actually save money as Family Medicine Of Pooler members. We can help you find the combination of healthcare, and health insurance that saves you money and results in better quality service.
If you miss the good old days where your doctor did house calls and treated you like a respected individual, you'll be thrilled to join Family Medicine Of Pooler. We view the patient-physician relationship as a team of equals with a single focus to help you reach your health care goals.
We have noble ambitions at Family Medicine Of Pooler, all of which revolve around giving you the most individualized care imaginable.
We're diligently working to change the face of family medicine to one that is uniquely focused on the patient.
We desire to see fewer patients in the name of high-end medical care. We believe the best medical treatment comes from from one-on-one interaction, so we're eliminating the middle man and inviting you into our family.
As a member of Family Medicine Of Pooler, here are a few of the benefits you'll enjoy:
Once you become a member of Family Medicine Of Pooler, it's as close to having a doctor in the family without having to wash scrubs!
One of the biggest (and most important) differences you'll find between us, a Direct Primary Care medical practice, and other traditional family practices is the number of patients we see.
Most family docs in Savannah / Pooler routinely include 2,500 patients or more in their practices. Others around the country are even more packed- 3,000 to 4,000 patients!
With Family Medicine Of Pooler, you'll be part of an intimate family practice consisting of around only 600 patients. With this solid foundation, the advantages are inevitable, and plentiful.
As a member of Family Medicine Of Pooler, you'll have access to the following:
Our pricing system is very straightforward – which probably isn't what you're used to. There is a one-time registration fee of $99, then a low, age-based monthly fee. That's it...no copays, deductibles, or other hidden fees.
If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. In the meantime, take a look at our Membership Fees, browse our Frequently Asked Questions, or sign up to become a member below.
* At this time we are not able to provide routine vaccinations, call to discuss how we can help arrange these for you.
* Employer groups with 5+ employees, $59/mo/adult.
After practicing with one of the major hospital groups in the Savannah / Pooler area for eight years, Dr. Ghaleb decided to open her own Family Medical Practice so she can have the freedom to practice medicine her own way...putting patients first and treating them like her own family.
Family Medicine of Pooler was started by Drs. Christi and Pete Ghaleb in 2010 and was filled to capacity within a year. But after 6 years of dealing with the frustrations of having government and private health insurance plans dictate how to treat patients, they made the bold move to do what nobody else in this region had successfully attempted….the transition from a traditional medical practice to a Direct Primary Care practice.
If you ask the patients, seemingly not much will have changed from their point of view because Family Medicine of Pooler has always strived for the best patient experience, including little to no wait times, thorough medical exams, timely followups and return calls, personalized care, etc. In fact, Family Medicine of Pooler was often chastised by the insurance companies for providing too good of care for patients instead less quality care for a higher quantity of patients.
Family Medicine of Pooler has always led by example, such as being the first practice in the region to use cloud-based Electronic Medical Records, to provide a patient portal, and now to offer a Direct Primary Care practice. If history is any indication, others in the area will soon follow their lead of providing the best patient care at the most affordable prices.
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