Our Staff


Our practice encompasses routine medical care for both children and adults, including immunizations, well child exams, routine gynecologic care and physicals. We manage both acute and chronic medical conditions and maintain good working relationships with the area's top specialty physicians. 


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Advanced Care Team members are members of our medical team that support our Providers in coordination of patient care. Our Advanced Care Team members are Dr. Palagruto's nurse/care coordinator Tiffany Ingold, LPN and Dr. Wood's assistant and care coordinator Anna Tarleton, LPN.  

Our Primary Care Providers
Domenic Palagruto, DO

Domenic Palagruto, DO is a board certified family physician. He completed his undergraduate education at Duke University and served four years in the United States Navy prior to entering medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Palagruto completed his residency at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ in 2001 and moved here with his family immediately afterwards. Dr. Palagruto volunteers at the New Hope Clinic and is the president of the Brunswick County Medical Society. 

Karen Wood, M.D.

Karen Wood, M.D. is a board certified family physician. She graduated from Duke University and attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, P.A. After completing her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wood worked in private practice for four years in Buckingham, PA. Since moving to NC, she practiced at Women's Healthcare of Southport prior to joining Boiling Spring Lakes Family Medicine. She is the medical director of the New Hope Clinic. 

Meredith Lewis, FNP-C

Meredith Lewis is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at King University in Bristol, TN and completed her Master of Science at East Tennessee State University with a focus on Family Medicine. Since 2016 Meredith has provided care in a variety of settings including neurosurgical and cardiovascular intensive care units before relocating to NC with her family. She believes in developing strong relationships with her patients in order to provide personalized care tailored to meet each patient's specific needs.