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Ioanna Z. Giatis Kessler, DO, FACOFP
351 ratings, 42 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
231 North Judd Parkway
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
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Dr. Kessler received her bachelor's degree in biology from John Carroll University in Ohio and later studied at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania where she earned her doctor of osteopathy degree. She completed an internship and residency in family medicine at South Pointe Hospital in Ohio, which she also served as chief resident.

Prior to joining WakeMed Physician Practices - Primary Care - Fuquay-Varina , Dr. Kessler spent 10 years as a practicing family medicine doctor in Ohio. She also spent 10 years as a staff member in the Department of Family Medicine at South Pointe Hospital, where she was named department chair in 2006 and served actively on several committees, including the Medical Executive Committee.

Board-certified by and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Dr. Kessler is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association and the ACOFP. She has served as a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kentucky, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM). In 2006, she was named the OU-COM South Pointe Hospital Family Physician of the Year.

Undergraduate Degree
John Carroll University, Ohio
Medical School
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania
South Pointe Hospital, Ohio
South Pointe Hospital, Ohio
Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
Star Rating

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

Overall Provider Rating
4.86 out of 5
351 ratings, 42 reviews

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Professionalism was exhibited throughout the facility.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr Kessler has always been an excellent listener and provider of medical services. I feel heard and understood by her. I also feel I am getting the best possible medical care from her. I have recommended her to others over the years .

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

I always feel welcome here. The friendliness from the check-in to the nurse to Dr. Kessler to check out is outstanding and always has been.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr. Kessler and all staff at Wake Med are exceptional !

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