Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome board-certified family medicine physician
Jay W. Floyd, MD, to
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Primary Care.
Floyd knew as a young child that he wanted to be a doctor. When he was
five years old, he had his tonsils removed. Then at age seven, Floyd had
another surgery by the same surgeon. He admired him so much that he knew
he wanted to become a physician just like him.
After graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a
degree in Biology, Floyd was accepted into medical school at the University
of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. At the same time,
he joined the U.S. Navy, which paid his way through medical school. After
graduating, Floyd completed his internship and residency in family medicine
at Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.
Floyd served seven years of active duty as a family physician, primarily
practicing obstetrics and gynecology as well as pediatric care for all
branches of the military, including foreign branches.
After retiring from the military, Floyd joined Smith Nursing Center in
Monroe, North Carolina, where he served as medical director, as well as
Monroe Family Medical Center, a private family practice, as a physician
for 10 years. He served another eight years at Riverside Medical Group
in Newport News, Virginia, as a physician and supervising physician for
family nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Floyd’s most
recent appointment was at Coastal Community Health Services, Inc., in
Brunswick, Georgia, where he served as medical director for seven years.
When asked to describe his approach to patient care, Floyd states a preference
for a team approach. “I enjoy discussing with my patients what their
goals are for their health. It is very rewarding when we work together
to develop a treatment plan and they meet their goals,” says Floyd.
In his free time, Floyd and his wife, Donna, love to ballroom dance. The
two met 31 years ago on the ballroom floor where Donna was teaching dance.
According to Floyd, “We danced our way through medical school and
college, respectively, got married during our intern year, and have been
dancing through life ever since.”
Floyd joins a six-member team of providers at Southeast Georgia Physician
Associates-Primary Care at 3222 Shrine Road, Brunswick. To learn more, visit
sghs.org/primary-care or call 912-466-5480.