Meet the Team

Joseph Ghaly, MD

Dr Joseph Ghaly is a Family Practice physician and has been serving patients in Polk County for over 16 years.  He has been in private practice for over a decade at St Luke’s Regional Health Care.  Dr Ghaly attended Medical School at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and completed his Family Practice residency at Mountainside Hospital in New Jersey.  In Sept 2017 St Luke’s Health and Wellness Center, a brand new state of the art facility, was completed where his thriving practice is currently located.  In September 2018,  he was voted the Ledger’s Best of the Best Family Physician in Polk County for the second year in a row. Dr Ghaly is a proud Polk County resident. 


Lori Smith, MSN, ARNP

Lori Smith is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Masters of Science from the University of South Florida and served as a surgical nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center for over 10 years. Her areas of interest and expertise are women's health, weight loss, diabetes management and small in office surgical procedures.


Katie Griggs, PA-C 

​Katie Griggs is a Board Certified Physician who has been practicing locally for nearly a decade.  She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice.  Her areas of expertise includes Chronic Disease Management: diabetes and lipid management, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), women's health and weight management.  She also performs trigger point injections.

Katie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cellular Science from the University of Florida, and her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Katie grew up in Plant City and her family remains rooted in the area as well.  She has a passion to serve and has done medical missionary work in Haiti.  She will continue to enhance her clinical skills here at St Luke's including performing aesthetic procedures such as Botox.  We welcome her to our staff and are excited and for Katie to become part of our growing and expanding practice! GO GATORS!


 Ashley Fiedler, MA

Ashley Fiedler, is our rock star in-house pharmacy technician. She has been part of the St. Luke's team since 2015, starting as a Medical Assistant, "growing" and be- coming knowledgeable in many areas of the practice. A graduate of the Medical As- sisting program at J & J Healthcare Institute, she is currently attending Polk State College to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Ashley is one of our "hometown" employee's who came from a family of five girls, all raised in Winter Haven. She is an involved mother of one son and is recently en- gaged. Ashley has strived to learn all she can about CBD products and how they can help the patients at St. Luke's. She is an integral member of the team and en- joys assisting our patients in all areas.


Lisa Ghaly, PharmD, RPh, CDE

Lisa Ghaly is Doctor of pharmacy (PharmD), a registered pharmacist (RPh) in Florida, and a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE). Lisa completed her Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers College of Pharmacy in Piscataway, NJ. She spent 18 years in clinical research working on FDA International Phase I-IV clinical trials in the areas of cardiology (cholesterol and hypertension), pulmonary (allergy and asthma), and neurology (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease). She has several publications/poster presentations from her clinical research contributions. She also practiced in Polk County as a Publix Pharmacist for several years.

Lisa is currently the Practice Administrator and Pharmacist at St Luke’s Regional Health Care in Lakeland, Florida, a thriving Family Practice with three providers. The practice offers a wide ar- ray of services such as Botox and aesthetics, dermatology and surgical procedures, weight loss programs, surgical clearance, mens & womens health exams along with pediatric care, sports physicals, allergy testing and shots, ultrasounds, nerve conduction studies, and much

more. Expanding their pharmacy to meet patient's and community needs they are excited to add CBD to their product line. Lisa is the proud wife of Dr Ghaly and they have 2 children to- gether and are proud residents of Polk County.


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