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NCFP is proud to present our staff of board certified physicians. Each member is dedicated to service and quality health care in a comfortable environment.

H. Lonnie Gardiner, III, M.D. - Board Certified

Dr. Gardiner

Dr. Gardiner has been in private practice since 1984. Originally from Louisiana, he moved to Alpharetta in 1995. Dr. Gardiner helped found North Chattahoochee Family Physicians, LLC in 1997 in Johns Creek. He has a special interest in Preventive Medicine and encourages healthy lifestyle modifications. He is experienced and skilled with the use of Botox and dermal fillers for aesthetics. Dr. Gardiner has served as the Department Chairman of Family Medicine at Emory Johns Creek Hospital since it's opening in 2007 and is a member of the Medical Executive Committee. He has been a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians for over twenty-five years. Dr. Gardiner lives in Alpharetta with his wife Keitha. They have two daughters and one son.



Louisiana State University, Family Practice Residency, 1984
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, M.D., 1981
Louisiana State University, B.S., 1977





Paul D. Ellis, M.D. - Board Certified

Dr. Ellis

After finishing his training in Kentucky, Dr. Ellis returned to Georgia in 1996. He has a special interest in pediatrics and preventive medicine, and is also experienced and skilled with the use of Botox and dermal fillers for aesthetics. He lives in Alpharetta with his wife and son.



University of Kentucky, Family Practice Residency, 1996
East Tennessee State University, M.D., 1993
University of Georgia, B.S., 1988






Lisa L. Culpepper, M.D. - Board Certified

Dr. Crisp

Dr. Culpepper was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She completed her Family Practice training in Atlanta, Georgia with special emphasis in women's health care. She lives in Johns Creek with husband and daughter.



Atlanta Medical Center, Family Practice Residency, 2001
Emory University, Pathology Internship, 1997-1998
University of South Alabama College of Medicine, M.D., 1997
Auburn University, B.S., 1993