UAB Hospital-Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic

UAB Hospital-Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic

UAB Hospital-Highlands 
All clinical faculty serve as preceptors at this location.
John B. Waits, M.D., FAAFP

John B. Waits, M.D., FAAFP

Cahaba Medical Care
Chief Medical Officer
Jarod Speer, M.D.

Jarod Speer, M.D.

Lacy Smith, M.D., FAAFP

Lacy Smith, M.D., FAAFP

Cahaba Medical Care
Chief Operations Officer/Chief Medical Officer
Shelley Waits, M.D.

Shelley Waits, M.D.

Cahaba Medical Care 
OB Fellowship Director
Jamie Bishop, D.O.

Jamie Bishop, D.O.

Christine Whiten, D.O.

Christine Whiten, D.O.

Jonathan Peters, M.D.

Jonathan Peters, M.D.

Jeremy Crider, M.D.

Jeremy Crider, M.D.

UAB Hoover Family Medicine Clinic

UAB Hoover Family Medicine Clinic

UAB Hoover Primary and Specialty Care
All clinical faculty serve as preceptors at this location.
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic
  • John B. Waits, M.D., FAAFP
  • Jarod Speer, M.D.
  • Lacy Smith, M.D., FAAFP
  • Shelley Waits, M.D.
  • Jamie Bishop, D.O.
  • Scott Boyken, M.D.
  • Christine Whiten, D.O.
  • Jonathan Peters, M.D.
  • Jeremy Crider, M.D.
  • UAB Hoover Family Medicine Clinic
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic

    Location
    UAB Highlands Clinic 

    Services

    • IUDs/ Women’s health in office procedures

    • Biopsys

    • Dermatologic procedures

    • Other minor procedures/ sutures

    • Joint injections

    • Common to see: chronic illness, kidney disease/ diabetes, BP, mental helath, and regular health and wellness

    Faculty Preceptors

    Irfan Asif, M.D.
    Ksenia Blinnikova, M.D., MPH
    Erin DeLaney, M.D.
    Kim Fagan, M.D.
    Bryce Hunt, M.D.
    Jill Marsh, M.D.
    Ian McKeag, M.D.
    B. Earl Salser, M.D.
    Beverly VonDer Pool, M.D.

    Student Perspective

    "At Highlands Clinic I had the opportunity to work with a large team of 6-8 primary care Physicians and it was an incredible learning opportunity. With most physicians I got the opportunity to work 5-6 half shifts with them throughout the rotation and I loved getting the chance to learn from multiple peoples all with their own levels of experience and approach to patient care." -Tim, MS3

  • John B. Waits, M.D., FAAFP

    Dr. Waits currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Cahaba Medical Care, a Community Health Center (Federally Qualified Health Center) that started in 2004 in rural Bibb County, Alabama, and has since grown to serve with additional offices in Perry, Chilton, and Jefferson Counties.

    Together in 2013, he and Dr. Lacy Smith co-founded Cahaba Family Medicine Residency, where he serves as program director and DIO. He is a practicing, board-certified family medicine physician/obstetrician with active obstetric privileges at Bibb Medical Center and UAB Medical West.

    Dr. Waits earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He also completed an obstetrics fellowship at the University of Alabama, as well as residency training at In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has a particular interest in health care policy and how it touches women and children in terms of maternity and infant care; the rural poor; healthcare access; and the care of the uninsured and underinsured.

    Clinic Services
    Chronic and acute diseases; preventative care and cancer screenings; pediatric care; women’s health services; prenatal care and obstetrics; dermatological services; geriatrics; sports medicine services; mental healthcare; dental services and much more. Cahaba Medical Care provides high-quality health services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay by offering a discounted, sliding fee schedule based on income and family size

    Treatments and Procedures 

    • Ultrasound

    • X-ray

    • Lab Services

    • Echocardiography

    • Cardiac Stress Tests

    • Fracture Care (Splinting and Casting)

    • Wound Care

    • Joint Injections

    • Endoscopy

    • Pulmonary Function Tests

    • Dermatological Procedures

    • Women's Health Procedures

  • Jarod Speer, M.D.

    Dr. Speer joined Childersburg Primary Care in 2008. He attended University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine and completed his medical training at St. Vincent’s East Family Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine with a special interest in advanced wound care and the Medical Director of Accountable Care Organization. 

    Clinic Services

    • Dr. Speer sees a variety of patients, but mainly provides adult and geriatric care

    • Offers walk-in visits

    • Cares for patients 2 and up 

    Treatments and Procedures

    • Moderate and simple procedures

    • Sutures

    • Joint injections

    • Shave biopsies

    • Cryosurgery

    • Take and read x-rays in office

    • Basic Wellness/ Ongoing Care

    • Trained in aesthetics; will soon be offering botox and other injections in-office

  • Lacy Smith, M.D., FAAFP

    Cahaba Medical Care is a Community Health Center (FQHC), accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Joint Commission.

    Education
    M.D., University of Alabama
    Residency, Tuscaloosa Family Medicine 

    Patient services
    chronic and acute diseases; preventative care and cancer screenings; pediatric care; women’s health services; prenatal care and obstetrics; dermatological services; geriatrics; sports medicine services; mental healthcare; dental services and much more.
    Cahaba Medical Care provides high-quality health services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay by offering a discounted, sliding fee schedule based on income and family size.

    What are the unique aspects or opportunities of your practice that students can experience when working with you? 
    Full spectrum family medicine in a family medicine residency setting.

  • Shelley Waits, M.D.

    Dr. Shelley Waits pursued family medicine because it allowed her to form long lasting relationships with patients, treat all ages and conditions, and receive surgical training in obstetrics so that she could adequately care for a rural population to the best of her ability.

    Clinic Services
    Cahaba Medical Care is a Community Health Center (FQHC), accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Joint Commission. Patient services include: chronic and acute diseases; preventative care and cancer screenings; pediatric care; women’s health services; prenatal care and obstetrics; dermatological services; geriatrics; sports medicine services; mental healthcare; dental services and much more.
    Cahaba Medical Care provides high-quality health services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay by offering a discounted, sliding fee schedule based on income and family size.

    What are the unique aspects or opportunities of your practice that students can experience when working with you?
    Full spectrum family medicine, including women's health, prenatal care, and obstetrical deliveries.

    Education
    M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center
    Residency, Tuscaloosa Family Medicine 

  • Jamie Bishop, D.O.

    Dr. Bishop grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota and earned her undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota; however, Alabama has been her home for the past several years. She received her medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. While in medical school, she rotated as a student at Cahaba Medical Care, where she was inspired to pursue a career in family medicine. She is a graduate of CFMR’s class of 2018 and recently began OB fellowship training with CMC. 

    Clinic Services
    Cahaba Medical Care is a Community Health Center (FQHC), accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Joint Commission. Patient services include: chronic and acute diseases; preventative care and cancer screenings; pediatric care; women’s health services; prenatal care and obstetrics; dermatological services; geriatrics; sports medicine services; mental healthcare; dental services and much more.
    Cahaba Medical Care provides high-quality health services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay by offering a discounted, sliding fee schedule based on income and family size.

  • Scott Boyken, M.D.

    Dr. Scott Boyken is a board-certified physician practicing at Complete Health – Trussville. In addition to quality primary care, Dr. Boyken specializes in sports medicine and earned a certificate of added qualification in the specialty. He earned his medical degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Patient Services

    • Chronic

    • Acute Care

    • Orthopaedic Sports

    • Diabetes 

    • Hypertension

    • Cholesterol

    • Kidney/liver issues

    Clinic Services

    Injections and procedures. Dr. Boyken enjoys being able to allow students to show more rare items in family medicine, and being a part of a large clinic allows him to do so. Students wanting to learn phlebotomy while in clinic are encouraged to do so, they also have iron infusions, learn how to work EKG, and he allows students to participate in start to finish care in clinic.

    Medical School: UAB
    Residency: Tuscaloosa
    Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Tuscaloosa

  • Christine Whiten, D.O.

    Dr. Whiten is from the town of Trussville, Alabama, one of the suburbs surrounding Birmingham. She went to undergraduate school at Huntington College in Montgomery. There she was a member of the Huntington Hawks Volleyball Team all four years while majoring in Biochemistry. She completed her BA from Huntington College in 2011. She attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus and graduated in May of 2017. During one of her required rotations at Cahaba, she fell in love with the idea of practicing full scope rural family medicine.

    Cahaba Medical Care is a Community Health Center (FQHC), accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Joint Commission. Patient services include: chronic and acute diseases; preventative care and cancer screenings; pediatric care; women’s health services; prenatal care and obstetrics; dermatological services; geriatrics; sports medicine services; mental healthcare; dental services and much more.
    Cahaba Medical Care provides high-quality health services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay by offering a discounted, sliding fee schedule based on income and family size.

    Services

    Full spectrum family medicine in a family medicine residency setting.

  • Jonathan Peters, M.D.

    Cahaba Medical Care is a Community Health Center (FQHC), accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Joint Commission.

    Dr. Jonathan Peters grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and joined Cahaba Medical Care in September 2018. He attended Auburn University and earned a BA in chemistry, graduating summa cum laude in 2007. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2011 and from there went to Via Christi in Wichita, Kansas to complete specialty training in family medicine. With an interest in practical applications for broadly trained family medicine physicians, Dr. Peters pursued an international family medicine fellowship through Via Christi. After graduating, he worked in rural Kansas practicing full-spectrum, whole family care. Although he is thankful for his time training and working in Kansas, Dr. Peters is grateful for the opportunity to return home to Birmingham and work with CMC seeing patients and teaching residents. 

    Services

    Full spectrum family medicine, including women's health, prenatal care, and obstetrical deliveries.

  • Jeremy Crider, M.D.

    My professional interests include curriculum development in the area of health systems management as well as spiritual integration across broader curricula. My research interests include motivating factors for underserved care and the effects of intentional relocation during training.

  • UAB Hoover Family Medicine Clinic

    Location
    UAB Hoover Family Medicine Clinic

    Services

    • IUDs/ Women’s health in office procedures

    • Biopsys

    • Dermatologic procedures

    • Other minor procedures/ sutures

    • Joint injections

    • Common to see: chronic illness, kidney disease/ diabetes, BP, mental helath, and regular health and wellness

    Faculty Preceptors

    Sumayah Abed, M.D.
    Sameera Davuluri, M.D.

  • UAB Hospital-Highlands Family and Community Medicine Clinic
  • John B. Waits, M.D., FAAFP
  • Jarod Speer, M.D.
  • Lacy Smith, M.D., FAAFP
  • Shelley Waits, M.D.
  • Jamie Bishop, D.O.
  • Scott Boyken, M.D.
  • Christine Whiten, D.O.
  • Jonathan Peters, M.D.
  • Jeremy Crider, M.D.
  • UAB Hoover Family Medicine Clinic