Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic to open in Orrville

The clinic is an initiative of Building Healthy Communities, a project of the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center

image 2Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic will open its doors in Orrville, Alabama, Friday, May 3, to a community excited that local health care services will once again be available to uninsured residents of Orrville.

“I am pleased to bring Doc on the Spot to rural Alabama and specifically to the Orrville community,” said Tiffani Maycock, D.O., program director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Selma Family Medicine Residency program. “UAB Family Medicine had a presence in Orrville in the past. It is great to be able to return and provide health services again.”

UAB Selma Family Medicine residents care for patients in a wide variety of rural clinical settings as a part of their three-year training: hospitals, nursing homes, clinic and home visits. They also serve the underserved patients at the Doc on the Spot Selma location. They are enthusiastic to extend their services to those in Orrville.

“This is an exciting program that will meet the needs of Orrville, Alabama — an area that is in need of more primary care,” said Irfan Asif, professor and chair of the UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine. “The UAB Selma Family Medicine Residency program is doing great work, and their creativity will ultimately lead to better health outcomes in our state.”

Tiffany Osborne, director of Community Engagement for the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, says communities like Orrville are in desperate need of accessible health care.

“We know that Orrville needs this clinic,” Osborne said. “This was validated in a community needs assessment done by the Orrville Building Healthy Communities Coalition in one of its first activities.”

Jeff Cothran, executive director of the United Way of Selma and Dallas County, says this program would not be possible without the support of community partners.

“We have strong partners who are making this possible — the Orrville Building Healthy Communities Coalition, UAB Selma Family Medicine Residency program, United Way, UAB Obesity Health Disparities Research Center, and UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center,” Cothran said. “We are excited to expand health care options for the people of Orrville. It takes a community to care for its people.”

Doc on the Spot will hold its first clinic day for uninsured patients in Orrville on Friday, May 3, at 7333 County Road 33 in the Five Points Community Development Center. Clinic hours are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No appointments are necessary, and patients are asked to bring all medicines they currently take. All medical or clinic questions should be directed to Annette Davis at 334-526-2144.