Southeast Georgia Health System Welcomes Floyd to Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Primary Care

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.

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