Lackawanna Medical Group is the longest-standing private medical group in Lackawanna County and has been providing quality healthcare to patients in the community for over 40 years.

Lackawanna Medical Group is a Private Physician-Owned and Family-Operated Business

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Charles Grad Jr., Chief Financial Officer, has served in this capacity for over 20 years and has been pivotal in operating the group throughout the majority of its history. Charlie is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

Liz Grad Murphy is the Director of Operations. Liz left her career in corporate America in 2021 to bring her skills and experience to help continue her father’s legacy. Prior to her time with LMG, she worked for two Fortune 50 financial services companies, where she led teams in Talent Acquisition, Business Operations, and Strategy. Liz is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Charles Grad is the Owner and President of Lackawanna Medical Group. For over 40 years, he has practiced Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Grad is a highly experienced GI Endoscopist, having performed more than 40,000 endoscopies that include colonoscopies, gastroscopies, and ERCP’s (a complex procedure for patients with liver, gall bladder or pancreatic problems).

Ashley McDonald has worked for LMG for over a decade. She held the position of Operations Manager, and in the past few years, has become the Director of Quality Operations. Ashley leads the partnership with our Accountable Care Organization and other quality programs and initiatives. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.

Our History

Dedicated to Your Health for Over 40 Years

Charles Grad, MD is the Owner and President of Lackawanna Medical Group

He has practiced Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at LMG for over 40 years.

Throughout LMG’s history, there have been many other owners, physicians, and medical providers who have contributed their talents and made their mark on the organization, including Dr. Frank Milani and Dr. Richard Gratz. An initial founder of LMG and owner, Dr. Milani was part of the practice for over 50 years. Dr. Grad became the President and sole owner of Lackawanna Medical Group P.C. after the death of his close colleague and partner for over 30 years, the late Dr. Richard Gratz. Dr. Gratz was an excellent physician whose care touched the lives of thousands of patients. His legacy, as well as Dr. Frank Milani’s, will always remain a part of the organization.

Throughout its history and today, Lackawanna Medical Group has remained a multi-focused group with multiple specialties that include Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Pediatrics. To learn more about the current providers of LMG, click here.

LMG Cosmetics Since 2016

Amanda Grippo, CRNP is behind the origin of LMG Cosmetics

Specializing in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the time, Amanda came to the LMG owners in 2016 with a passion for aesthetic medicine.  Over the last seven years, she has become a trailblazer in her field and continues to help thousands of women feel beautiful and confident every day. Today, Amanda remains the Principal Aesthetic Provider of LMG Cosmetics. She is a National Certified Trainer for Allergan and her distinguishment as Allergan’s Top 500 puts in her the top-ranking percentage of injectors in the nation. To learn more about Amanda and LMG Cosmetics, click  the button below.

LMG Wellness is Now Open

LMG is proud to announce that David Horvath M.D. has joined the organization as the Medical Director of LMG Cosmetics and LMG Wellness.

The launch of LMG Wellness will bring a new line of services such as sexual health, medical weight loss/ management, hormone therapy, breast cancer support, and more. This expansion of offerings will only enhance our dedication to helping our patients achieve optimal health and performance in their lives. After performing thousands of surgeries for over 25 years, Dr. Horvath is excited to embark on a new path and bring his knowledge, skills, deep experience, and education to further elevate the LMG practice and providers as it relates to cutting edge, evidence-based, non-evasive cosmetic and wellness treatments. Dr. Horvath will be the lead provider of LMG Wellness, along with Theresa Germano, CRNP.

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