Galatia Primary Care

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Welcome to Galatia Primary Care


Welcome to Galatia Primary Care, a primary health care clinic in southeastern Illinois.  Our practice caters to the medical needs of the residents of Galatia and surrounding communities.  Greta Smith, NP-C, joined Dr. James O. Alexander and Galatia Primary Care in 2012.  Greta Smith, NP-C,  brings more than a decade of nursing experience with her, and more than five years of experience as a certified Nurse Practitioner.  The staff of Galatia Primary Care provide care from newborn to geriatrics.

Galatia Primary Care’s mission is to maintain and improved the health of the communities we service.  We accept new patients and appreciate your referrals.  We look forward to serving your health care needs.

About Us


Building On A Decade Of Quality Care

Opening its doors in October 2012, Galatia Primary Care has quickly built a reputation for health care excellence. Our supervising physician, nurse practitioner and support staff are widely recognized for their experience and expertise.

Galatia Primary Care nurse practitioner is currently welcoming new patients. We are proud to offer a walk-in clinic and physicals with immunizations in addition to our regularly scheduled services. We are currently open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Galatia Primary Care mission is to maintain and improve the health of the communities we serve. Collectively, we are dedicated to your – and your family’s – good health.

Our Providers

Health Care Professionals Dedicated To Making A Healthy Difference

James O. Alexander, MD

James D. Alexander, MD


  • Bachelor in Physiology, Graduated Cum Lauda, Southern Illinois University (1984)
  • Doctor of Medicine, SIU Springfield, Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society (1998)


  • Residence in Family Practice, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana (1991)


  • Board Certified in Family Medicine since 1991

Professional Affiliations

  • AAFP
  • IL State Medical Society
  • Associate Professor SIU School of Medicine
  • Mentor of the Year for above 2007
  • Fellow AAFP

Greta Smith, FNP-C



  • Bachelors in Nursing- Chamberlain College of Nursing (2010)
  • Associates in Nursing- Southeastern Illinois College (1995)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse- Southeastern Illinois College (1994)


  • Registered Nurse at Heartland Regional Medical Center
  • Registered Nurse at Medical Staffing Network
  • Director of Nursing at Rosiclare Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
  • Registered Nurse for Fidelity on Call
  • Registered Nurse for Massac memorial Hospital Home Health
  • Registered Nurse for First American Home Health Care


  • IL license as a Registered Nurse
  • Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association




Our Services


A Comprehensive Selection Of Care

Galatia Primary Care offers the following services:

  • Primary Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Immunizations
  • Well child exams
  • Adolescent care
  • Gynecology/women’s healthcare
  • Minor procedures
  • Lab services
  • School and sports physicals
  • Department of Transportation physicals
  • EKGs

Patient Care

We provide outpatient health care services for all age groups, from newborn to geriatric, with two physicians and two mid-levels. We also provide behavioral health needs with two child psychologists and a psychotherapist for adults.

Radiology Services

Our radiology department has a radiological technologist on staff that performs non-invasive digital x-rays. The x-ray unit is centrally located for easy access for patients and to better service the clinic. All x-rays are available for viewing by the ordering physician at time of visit.


Our lab is ready to serve your diagnostic needs during routine clinic hours. The lab is fully Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) accredited and provides clinical lab services and support for a wide range of age-specific groups, including pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

The clinic provides lab services for patients with orders from any physician. Experienced phlebotomists will collect your specimen and perform tests on-site. Department of Transportation and non-DOT drug testing is also available on site with a medical review officer on staff.

Comprehensive testing such as chemistry, hematology, serology, coagulation and microbiology will be performed at the Harrisburg Medical Center lab by registered and skilled technical professionals.


Call Us Today For An Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled during our office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call now for your appointment.

Galatia Primary Care

124 E. Main Street

Galatia, IL 62935

PH. 618.268.4083

FX. 618.268.4104