Meet Our Doctors – Dr. Julia Groce

Erlanger Primary Care

Holistic Health

For Dr. Julia Groce, achieving optimal health is all about making small changes that can lead to big outcomes. “I love meeting new people, learning about their lives, and helping them improve or maintain their health so that they can keep doing what they love,” Groce says. Inspired by the impact her father, who was a specialist, was able to make on his patients, Groce is making her own impact by encouraging her patients to pick a small goal and use that achievement as momentum to reach larger health milestones. In addition to creating a roadmap to a healthier life, Dr. Groce also likes the variety her job provides, both in regard to the patients she treats and the scope that family medicine encompasses.

Family medicine allows for a unique and diverse scope of practice. I love having the experience to treat anyone regardless of age, gender, or resources.”

My Credentials

Medical Degree:

Meharry Medical College – Nashville, TN


American Board of Family Medicine Board Certified

My Specialties

Family Medicine


1. What is one of your happiest professional moments?

I love getting the chance to treat multiple members of the same family, sometimes even three generations simultaneously. 

2. How does your staff enhance your practice?

I am one of the newer hires in our office, but much of the office staff has a unique record of longevity, which is almost unheard of (some having been here 18+ years). I feel incredibly lucky to work with people with such experience, and they are an asset to our patient population too. 

3. What accolades mean the most to you?

I feel the most honored when patients recommend their family or friends come to see me.

4. Why did you choose to become a doctor?

It started with watching the impact my dad had on people as a specialist. I wanted to emulate that but felt like I could never choose just one thing. I had early exposure to primary care, and when I saw the diversity in the discipline, it seemed like the perfect way to help people and stay up to date in a variety of things.

5. What would you consider to be your main strengths?

I’m a good listener and thorough. I know my limits and am always willing to dig for answers and ask for help when needed. 

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