Joyce R. Lewis, MD
I have asthma, allergies, eczema and aniridia, so I was in a doctor’s office all the time growing up. I wanted to be able to help others, like I had been helped. I chose family medicine for the diversity – the ability to care for patients of different ages and with different medical problems.
My mission is to provide excellent healthcare so patients can be healthy enough to fulfill their mission. Our area is so culturally diverse. I appreciate the differences in cultures and I am able to connect with patients who have different physical, mental and spiritual concerns. Patients have taught me a great deal about the U.S. healthcare system and their experiences.
I feel that every patient encounter is an opportunity to teach and to provide preventive healthcare. Most importantly, I enjoy that every patient brings something different. I see a variety of ages, from ‘itty-bitties’ or infants to senior citizens who sometimes have a more active personal life than I do. And I always treat my patients as I would my own family.
- Family Medicine: American Board of Family Medicine
- Residency: Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Ghent Family Practice, Norfolk, VA
- Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
- Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology (summa cum laude), Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Professional Organizations & Affiliations
- Adjunct Faculty: Emory University, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Atlanta, GA
- Member: American Academy of Family Physicians
- Member: American Medical Association
- Member: Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
- Member: Emory Decatur Hospital