We are experts in nutrition, digestive health, cancer prevention, and weight management. We are here to serve you and your family. Our goal is to provide easy access, great communication and a pleasant experience. We respect your time and are honored to join in your health journey.

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Meet Dr. Lyday

Dr. Lyday moved to Atlanta following his fellowship training in gastroenterology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He attended medical school at UNC -Chapel Hill and internal medicine residency at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He attended Charlotte Latin High School and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He has worked in the Atlanta area serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Emory University and a partner at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates. More recently, he served as the founding director of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He is a member of the Integrated Cancer Research Group at Georgia Tech and also established the Cancer Prevention Fund at Georgia Tech. He has three beautiful children – two attending Galloway High School and another at Woodward Academy. He enjoys fitness, golf, hiking, guitar, languages and travel. He resides in the Brookhaven area.

It is such a great honor to provide medical care to friends and family in the Atlanta community. We understand that taking care of people is a privilege and a trust. Working with patients who are in distress, fearful, and vulnerable is sacred ground. We will do everything in our power to ensure your good health and look for ways to improve our services. Thank you again for this opportunity to serve.

Meet Our Team

Elyse Krawtz
Elyse KrawtzRegistered & Licensed Dietitian
Elyse Krawtz is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist and board-certified specialist in obesity and weight management. She studied nutrition science at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and moved to Atlanta to complete her supervised practice in dietetics with an emphasis in clinical nutrition research at Emory in 2014. Elyse and her husband reside in the Brookhaven area. Elyse is honored to be part of the Gastroenterology Atlanta team.
Lisa McLean
Lisa McLeanPractice Manager
Lisa comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She has a vast array of experience in medical management, business management and growth. She feels that excellent customer service and care are the two most important aspects of a successful practice. Working side by side with Dr. Lyday to ensure that all patients feel welcomed and important is a priority.
Melanie López
Melanie LópezMedical Assistant
Melanie López brings to Gastro ATL an exceptional work experience in healthcare by providing direct, personal, and dependable care to our patients. Melanie is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Cora Cordovez
Cora CordovezMedical Assistant
Cora has been in the medical field since 2008 of July, as a certified medical assistant. Her main duties are assisting the front and back office, patient care and phlebotomy. Cora believes that the key to success in every area of life should be accomplished by having a positive and compassionate attitude in everything we do.

Health Coach

Expect a periodic phone call or email from our office. We take your health seriously and want to ensure you are following all instructions and feeling better. These phone calls are also an opportunity to provide feedback and suggest ideas for new services. We consider our patients partners in growth.

Community Events –

“Walk with the DOC”

We will also be holding a “Walk with the Doc” event each month at Chastain Park. Join us for a walk with Dr Lyday and team. A special guest physician may also join us. This is a great time to ask medical questions and get more time with the doctor, This event is free and open to everyone. The group will meet at 9 am next to the tennis complex and across the street from Horseradish Grill. See you there. Check our calendar for dates of future walks.

Community Calendar


Throughout our interactions with him as well as his office staff...what a pleasant experience! Not to mention his great personality as well

Dr. Lyday and his team are super helpful and nice. The facility is also a very comfortable place to go for treatment.

Macy Werner

Great bedside. Seems determined to find and solve what the issues were.

Chancellor Felton

Dr. Lyday is very professional and detailed. You can tell he cares about you and has great knowledge . Nice people.

David Cochran
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