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Christopher Lay, MD, loves the medical profession because it brings together his love of science and his passion for building interpersonal relationships. He brings more than 15 years of experience in Internal Medicine to the Palm Harbor community, as well as a decade of experience in emergency and critical care medicine. It's this wide spectrum of expertise that helps him deliver exceptional primary care to his patients.

Dr. Lay received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean, completed his residency training at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri and is board certified in Internal Medicine and he now feels blessed to work alongside his wife, Linda Diedrich, MD, who is also a member of the AdventHealth team.

When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Lay enjoys traveling, golfing and biking.

Personal Interests

Traveling, golf, bicycling

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lay is passionate about preventive care for adults, such as cancer screenings and immunizations, diabetes and high blood pressure management, senior care, men’s health and mental health.

He embodies AdventHealth’s commitment to providing personalized, whole-person care. By listening to his patients and taking the time to get to know them and their medical histories, he’s able to provide accurate diagnoses and effective care.

Dr. Lay believes in establishing relationships with his patients based on trust, honesty and mutual respect. He considers himself your advocate, and is committed to monitoring your overall health, including the care you receive from specialists.

Dr. Lay also knows that your time is valuable. That's why he strives to stay on schedule and to minimize your wait time.

Areas Served
Palm Harbor, FL
Languages Spoken

American University of the Caribbean


Internal Medicine at St. Mary's Health Center

Board Certification

Internal Medicine: The American Board of Internal Medicine

Ages Accepted

Insurances accepted by Christopher Lay, MD


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