Same Doctor.....New Practice Model

Christi Ghaleb, M.D.

Christi Ghaleb, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Medicine

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.


Important News

I sincerely hope you are doing well. I want to share some news that may impact some of you. I have come to a crossroad in my practice where I find myself saying, "I love being a doctor and caring for my patients, but the administrative hurdles have become too cumbersome". New healthcare regulations have resulted in significantly less time with patients and increasingly more time on data entry tasks long after my patients have gone home. Needless to say, it has taken a toll on my patients, my family, and me.

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Awards

Gulfstream

Distinguished Quality Physician

Awarded by Gulfstream
South Magazine

Best Doctors - Family Medicine

Selected by South Magazine
Award by Vitals

Most Compassionate Doctor

Voted the Patients' Choice Award by Vitals
South Magazine

Best Doctors

Featured on the cover of South Magazine's "Best Doctors" Edition
Savannah Magazine

Best Family Medicine / General Practitioner in Savannah

Voted by Savannah Magazine
South Magazine

Face of Family Medicine

Featured by South Magazine
Award by Vitals

On-Time Doctor

Voted by Vitals

Direct Care

We're Here for You. All the Time.

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.

Fewer Patients = More Time for You

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.

Insurance-Free = Hassle-Free

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.

Personal Care

A Personal Relationship with your Personal Physician

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!

Benefits

A Magic Number and Everything That Goes With It.

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:

Unlimited access to your doctor

Literally. After hours, weekends, holidays – there's no bad time to receive excellent medical care.

Extended, relaxed visits

You won't feel rushed and will have time to ask all your questions. Part of the relationship you'll build with your doctor is based on your understanding of your care. That's what we call personal healthcare.

Same / next day scheduling

Because our physicians have reserved their time for a select few, there will be no "squeezing you in." You're a priority and you'll feel like one.

Full access via technology

You'll be able to reach our team via phone, e-mail, text, webcam and more. The sky is the limit.

An annual physical

This exam will be fitted to your personal medical needs. It's all about you and your specific goals for wellness.

Diagnostic and procedural benefits at no extra costs

EKG, Trigger Point & Joint Injections, Pap Smears, Breathing Treatments, Cryotherapy, Lesion Removal, Laceration Repair, just to name a few.

Wholesale labs and medication costs

We pass our benefits right to you.

Our Fees

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.

  • Children
  • 0-19 years old
  • $10 / month
    with at least one parent membership
  • Signup
  • Young
  • 20-44 years old
  • $59 / month
     
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  • Mid-Aged
  • 45-64 years old
  • $79 / month
     
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  • Seniors
  • 65+ years old
  • $99 / month
     
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Reviews

I like having a young 'spunky' M. D. like youself for my primary care physician.
I am sure you have tons of patients like me who are anxious for your new practice. In fact, please tell your new staff to reserve the first appointment for me!:)
Dr. Ghaleb, I'm so glad to hear you will be back to business soon. You are a fantastic physician as well as an outstanding individual. I don't believe I've ever told a doctor I look forward to seeing them soon; but, in fact that is the case. Best wishes to you and your family.
Dr.Ghaleb,I am so glad to find you, I was very upset thinking I was going to loose the best doctor I have ever had.I know you will find the perfect practice to fit you and all of your patient's need's.

South Magazine's most recently published articles about Family Medicine of Pooler

The South's Greatest Doctors
December 2011 / January 2012
Issue
Faces of the South - The Face of Family Medicine
February / March 2011
Issue

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About Us

Company history

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 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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Family Medicine of Pooler

433 U.S. Highway 80 W,
    Pooler, Georgia 31322

(912) 748-1100
(912) 748-1004

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