At UAB Family Medicine, we offer a complete range of health services for the entire family, providing primary care to people of all ages, from young children to adults to elderly members of the family. We emphasize a comprehensive approach to medicine, which means we consider the “whole person” – not just a part. We encourage patients to play an active role in their healthcare and to take responsibility for their health by forming cooperative relationships with our physicians, nurses and staff.
The Family Medicine physician has completed training in almost every aspect of medicine.
Conditions treated in the Family Medicine Clinic include, but are not limited to:
|Acute conditions such as:||Chronic conditions such as:|
|^ Infections (lung, bladder, kidney, etc.)||^ Hypertension|
|^ Rashes||^ Diabetes|
|^ Strains||^ Asthma|
|^ Sprains||^ Arthritis|
|^ Minor injuries||
^ Long-term management of illness or disease
Services provided by Family Medicine include:
- Annual health evaluations
- Physical exams
- Preventive care, including health screenings and physical exams, for ages 2 and up
- Routine care for women, including pap smears, pelvic and breast exams
- Well-child care
- Gynecologic care
- Flu shots and routine immunizations
- Treatment of minor injuries
- Incision and drainage of simple abscesses
- Repair of minor wounds and cuts
- Routine tests such as EKGs and spirometry
- Diagnostic testing (MRI, CT, ultrasound, etc.)
- Referral to specialists as appropriate
- On-site laboratory, radiology and pharmacy services available.
Why Choose UAB Family Medicine?
Our Family Medicine Faculty Clinic is conveniently located at UAB-Southside to better assist patients’ needs and provide optimal primary care for people of all ages. Our patient-friendly, and all-inclusive services, including on-site labs, radiology testing and pharmacy, ensure comprehensive and compassionate care for the whole family with “one stop.”
The Family Medicine team at UAB is comprised of board-certified family physicians who provide total and preventive care. Family Medicine encourages medical students to observe and participate to better understand Family Medicine in a hands-on, natural environment. All of our UAB specialists are available for further specialized testing and consultations.
Our patients are seen by appointment only. We do not have a “walk-in” clinic. We strive to provide urgent care the same day or within 24 hours. Routine follow-up appointments are generally available in 2-3 weeks; annual physicals and/or gynecological exams are normally available in 4-6 weeks.
If your insurance requires a referral before seeing a specialist, you must be evaluated by your primary care physician prior to being referred. Most insurance companies will not approve referrals retroactively.
Community Health Services Building-20th Street
930 South 20th Street
(Free parking is available in the gated lot next to the building)
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00 pm (except holidays)
Phone lines are open
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:00 pm
After Hours Care:
If you need urgent medical assistance after business hours, please call 205-934-3411 and you will be instructed how to reach the physician or nurse practitioner on call. The on-call provider is available to respond to medically urgent questions and recommend appropriate action. Routine medication refills and controlled substance prescriptions are not filled after hours.