Wesley Chapel has been known as a true community. Early in the settler days circa 1840’s, residents would help each other and contribute to mentoring the children. David L. Brown explained it this way, “everyone cared for one another but did not bother each other.” The homestead laws assisted settlers and pioneers buy giving them land to farm.
When resources where scarce back then, people would gator hunt, harvest rattlesnakes, and go frog gigging. This is mentioned in Madonna Jervis Wise’s book on Wesley Chapel. She tells the story of native Lonnie Tucker who said when hunting, “I’d stand in the water, about waist deep and grunt like a gator to make it come out. When it did, I’d hit him right in the head with axe.” Lonnie would then sell the hide for $25 and take the tail meat home for meals. One thing is for sure, Wesley Chapel has a rich history of pioneering stories to pass on for generations to come.
Not only do we proudly serve our Wesley Chapel patients, but we also serve patients from all over West Central Florida, including St. Petersburg, Tampa, Bradenton, Clearwater, Brandon, Largo, Valrico, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Spring Hill, Seminole, Plant City, Belleair Beach, Seminole, Tierra Verde and all places in between.