There’s good news for seniors in the Land O’ Lakes area looking for a primary care practitioner who accepts new patients with Medicare coverage.
Erica Williams, a nurse practitioner who is board certified in primary care, has joined the medical team at Gateway Wellness & Rehab, at its Wisteria Plaza office on U.S. 41, just south of the Wilderness Lakes subdivision.
Williams is providing family medical services for people of all ages, and is specifically treating patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, minor cuts and falls, colds, allergies, and medication review and assessment.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Erica’s expertise and caliber join our practice, especially with her extensive ER experience and family practice credentials,” said Robert Malhoit, D.C., owner of Gateway Wellness & Rehab. “The best family medical practitioners have a strong background in emergency care, and Erica has worked extensively in this field.”
Nurse Practitioners are licensed to manage people’s health conditions through treatment and education, and can prescribe medications.
“All Medicare patients are required to have a licensed family practitioner, and we are one of few medical practices in the area that is accepting new Medicare patients — both permanent Florida residents, as well as seasonal residents,” said Dr. Malhoit. “If you are looking for an experienced, compassionate family practitioner, call to make an appointment with Erica Williams.”
Williams is excited to be joining Malhoit’s practice.
“I have a passion for people to be healed holistically in all areas of their lives and I’m looking forward to being the conduit for this purpose at Gateway Wellness,” said Williams.
Gateway Wellness & Rehab takes a team approach with patient care. After a patient is assessed by their primary care provider, the rest of Gateway’s medical team reviews the patient’s need for chiropractic services, pain management, physical therapy and/or massage therapy.
“All members of our medical team are committed to listening to our patients, and never rush through patient assessments and appointments,” said Dr. Malhoit. “We understand that people want to be heard and don’t want to be a number. Our motivation is to help every patient see a positive medical outcome.”
New Medical Director
Another new provider at Gateway Wellness & Rehab is Medical Director Christopher Gleis, M.D., an anesthesiologist who also is board certified in pain management and Regenerative Medicine. He employs a multimodal approach to pain management, treating patients’ symptoms through interventional pain procedures, non-habit-forming medications and without the use of narcotics.
Dr. Gleis earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He also is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Gateway Wellness & Rehab offers a wide range of comprehensive services to meet the needs of its patients. In addition to Family Practice and Pain Management services provided by Dr. Gleis and Nurse Practitioner Williams, the Gateway team includes three chiropractors — one who specializes in pediatric and obstetric care, a doctor of physical therapy and a licensed massage therapist.
“Our staff of five integrated, multi-faceted medical specialties sets us apart from other medical practices in the Land O’ Lakes area,” said Dr. Malhoit. “Our goal is to provide comprehensive care for our patients in one convenient facility close to home with experienced and compassionate health care providers.”
Dr. Malhoit, who is known as Dr. Rob to his patients, established Gateway Wellness & Rehab in 2006. His practice in north Land O’ Lakes has grown with the community, and today is located in the center of the booming U.S. 41 residential area, which includes Wilderness Lakes, The Grove, Connerton, Lakeshore Ranch, Terra del Sol, Asbel Creek, Cypress Preserve and Talavera.
In addition to accepting Medicare, Gateway Wellness & Rehab accepts private insurance including auto and Blue Cross BlueShield. Contracts are pending for United Health Care, Cigna, Aetna and Humana. To make an appointment, call 813-929-8885.
The Gateway Team
Dr. Robert Malhoit, D.C.
Director of Chiropractic Medicine
2004 Graduate of Texas Chiropractic College
Advanced training in pain management and manipulation under anesthesia from the American Academy of Physical Medicine.
Christopher Gleis, M.D.
Ross University School of Medicine
Member of American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Erica Williams, ARNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
RN, LPN and CPN
2017 NP graduate of South University, Montgomery, AL
26 years of nursing experience
Dr. Phillip Coleman, D.C.
Licensed since 2003
Graduate of Life University
Previous owner of Coleman Family Chiropractic in Morristown, TN
Dr. Carrie Coleman, D.C., F.I.C.P.A.
Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
Provides specialized care for children and pregnant women
Former Enlisted/SrA for the Air Force ; former natural fitness champion
Betty Armengol McCurdy PT, DPT, PCSs
Director of Physical Therapy
APTA Board Certified specialist in pediatrics
Credentialed Clinical Instructor with 20 years of experience
Tammy Fisher, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist/MA
Licensed Massage Therapist for 19 years
Physical Therapy Rehab Technician for 16 years
Experience in both hospitality and medical settings, the past 3 years at Gateway
Gateway Wellness & Rehab
6761 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Wisteria Plaza, Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34638
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