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Eastern Shore Family Practice welcomes Heather Castleberry, M.D., family medicine physician

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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Mobile, Ala. – Heather Castleberry, M.D. is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Castleberry comes to Daphne from her hometown hospital in Donalsonville, Georgia.  In Donalsonville, she practiced traditional inpatient/outpatient medicine and geriatric care in the nursing home. She has joined Eastern Shore Family Practice where she will supply medical care to patients of all ages.  Dr. Castleberry will provide comprehensive services including preventative and wellness care, urgent medical care, chronic disease management and pediatric care for children ages 2 and older.
 
Dr. Castleberry received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency at Columbus Regional Medical Center. She is a member of American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
 
Dr. Castleberry is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 251-626-1175.
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Eastern Shore Family Practice is an affiliate of Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC). IMC serves the entire Gulf Coast region with more than 60 practice locations covering more than 20 specialties. IMC continues to expand its network of quality physicians and medical clinics in an effort to further bolster Infirmary Health’s position as the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the region.

Diagnostic and Medical Clinic welcomes Grayson Saville, M.D., family medicine physician

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Mobile, Ala. – Grayson Saville, M.D., a board-certified family medicine physician, established his practice in Mobile in 2017.  Dr. Saville now joins Diagnostic & Medical Clinic at their new Malbis location, bringing with him a commitment to provide patients with comprehensive, high-quality family medical care. He is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 251-435-1200.
Dr. Saville is a graduate of The University of Alabama. He received his medical doctorate and completed his residency with the University of South Alabama College of Medicine (USACOM). He then served as a hospitalist, resident professor and medical director for the USACOM family medicine residency. He is a member of the Medical Society of Mobile county, American Academy of Family Physicians and Alabama Academy of Family Physicians.
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Diagnostic and Medical Clinic, the largest private multi-specialty clinic in Alabama, has brought quality care to Gulf Coast communities for more than 70 years. Diagnostic and Medical Clinic is an affiliate of Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC). IMC serves the entire Gulf Coast region with more than 60 practice locations covering more than 20 specialties. IMC continues to expand its network of quality physicians and medical clinics in an effort to further bolster Infirmary Health’s position as the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the region.

Diagnostic and Medical Clinic and Mobile Infirmary welcome John Andrew Cox, M.D., neuro-critical care physician

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
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John Andrew Cox, M.D. is a neurocritical care and endovascular surgical neuroradiology physician. Dr. Cox will play an integral role in the continued development of the Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center at Mobile Infirmary, encompassing care from the emergency department to the outpatient clinic setting. The addition of Dr. Cox to the medical staff will broaden Mobile Infirmary’s ability to provide advanced and acute stroke care including an expanded Neuro Intensive Care Unit and the addition of a biplane angiography suite.
Dr. Cox earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine. He completed residency and internship with the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as Chief Resident from 2017-2018. Dr. Cox joins Infirmary Health following the completion of endovascular surgical neuroradiology and neurocritical care fellowship programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
He has served as a clinical instructor in neuro-critical care and neuro-intervention for the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurology where he received multiple honors and awards for his excellence in teaching. Dr. Cox also serves as a reviewer for the publication “Frontiers in Neurology” and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Cox will see patients through referral at Diagnostic & Medical Clinic in Mobile. For more information, call 251-435-1200.
For more than 70 years, Diagnostic and Medical Clinic has provided trusted, quality care to the Gulf Coast communities. As the largest private multi-specialty clinic in Alabama, it is home to more than 80 physicians treating a broad range of specialties.

Doctors concerned over COVID risk to LA evacuees, and spike during Labor Day weekend

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Dr. Daren Scroggie, Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Hospital, talks to a reporter from NBC15 about the possibility of another COVID-19 surge due to Hurricane Ida evacuees coming to Alabama. Click here (add link below) to learn more.

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/doctors-concerned-over-covid-risk-to-la-evacuees-and-spike-during-labor-day-weekend
 

What is a monoclonal antibody?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

What is a monoclonal antibody?
Our bodies naturally make antibodies to fight off infections. Your body might not have the antibodies designed to recognize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are lab-made antibodies that are targeted to fight a specific infection such as SARS-CoV-2. These antibodies are given to patients through an intravenous infusion. This direct infusion may help reduce your risk for hospitalization as a COVID-19 positive patient.

Learn more here -->  https://combatcovid.hhs.gov/i-have-covid-19-now/monoclonal-antibodies-hi...

Infirmary Health offers monoclonal antibody therapy in an outpatient setting conveniently located on its hospital campuses in Mobile, Fairhope and Bay Minette.
Patients who meet the following criteria may qualify for the infusion therapy:

  • Positive COVID-19 test
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms
  • No recent hospitalization due to COVID-19
  • No oxygen supplementation
  • Are within 10 days of first showing symptoms

Patients who believe they may be a candidate for the treatment may contact their primary care physician for more information. Patients may also make an appointment with Infirmary Health’s Respiratory Evaluation Centers by calling 251-435-1106.

Respiratory Evaluation Centers are located in
Diagnostic & Medical Clinic | Mobile
1700 Springhill Avenue
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thomas Medical Center | Daphne
27961 US-98 #21
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Diagnostic & Medical Clinic | Saraland
95 Shell Street
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Michael Granberry, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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Dr. Michael Granberry is an area leader in orthopaedic surgery, specializing in the treatment of the hip and knee, with more than 30 years of trusted experience. Dr. Granberry received his medical degree from the University of Texas – Galveston and completed his residency with Baylor College of Medicine. He went on to complete a fellowship in joint replacement with the University of California – San Francisco. Orthopaedics is a family tradition for Dr. Granberry as both his father and his brother have also practiced as orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Granberry practices with the team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland.

Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com.

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Russell Goode, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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Dr. Russell Goode is one of the area’s most trusted orthopaedic trauma surgeons. Dr. Goode received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama where he went on to complete his internship and residency. He completed a fellowship program focusing on orthopaedic trauma surgery with the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Goode is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, an Orthopaedic Trauma Association fellow and a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Goode is committed to helping his patients get back to their life after traumatic injuries. He also has the opportunity to practice medicine alongside his wife, Sarah Goode, DNP. Together they run Gulf Orthopaedic’s comprehensive osteoporosis program. Dr. Goode’s ultimate goal to elevate and standardize the level of care orthopaedic trauma patients receive to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Goode practices with the team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland. Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com.

Alabama Hospital Diaries on WBHM & NPR | Dr. Cynthia Crowder-Hicks

Monday, August 23, 2021
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Dr. Cynthia Crowder-Hicks, pulmonologist, recently spoke with Mary Scott Hodgin at WBHM, about how this fourth surge of coronavirus is overwhelming Alabama’s hospitals and its health care providers.

Dr. Crowder-Hicks has served the patients of Mobile Infirmary's COVID-19 units since the very beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. She shares, “This wave is a little bit more challenging to hold up, just being honest, because it was preventable. The majority of our population is unvaccinated. And with that being said, those are the ones that tend to decline.

When you look at the patients, they’re scared, and they’re by themselves. So they’re lonely. They have no one to hold their hands or to talk to them. The more anxious they are, the less they’re able to breathe. They all cry. They are all nervous. They are all very vulnerable at that point. The majority still say, ‘I wish I would have.’ And it’s nothing we can do about that now. My hope is that you survive this.

It just, it blows my mind that we have gotten to this point. We’ve had to convert just regular rooms in a hospital to an ICU. Nobody feels that they’re giving optimal care. We are overworked, and we are frustrated.

I’m tired of my 47-year-old’s dying. That was my day today. It’s terrible.”

This story aired on NPR’s morning edition on August 20.
https://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/2021/08/20/1029569812/morni...

As well as WBHM, Alabama Public Radio, on August 19.
https://wbhm.org/feature/2021/alabamas-frontline-providers-we-are-overwo...

Katie Wilkinson, CRNP, shares her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine

Monday, August 23, 2021
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Katie Wilkinson is a CRNP with Diagnostic and Medical Clinic. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, she, alongside so many others, has been working to help patients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in both the clinic and hospital setting.

She recently shared, “My nursing friends and I have witnessed more heartbreak, suffering, & death than any human on this earth should ever have to endure…to be clear, we have all had an opportunity to leave - most of us haven’t…I was probably one of the last [staff members] on the fourth floor to get vaccinated & even more so to be an advocate for it…but I would encourage you all, with upmost certainty to [get vaccinated]… It’s as simple as it sounds - it WORKS. This isn’t up for debate or opinion, it’s straight up cold, hard facts…Working with Infirmary Health during this pandemic will FOREVER be one of the proudest moments of my whole life. I wouldn’t take it back for anything in this world…but we’re getting tired, Mobile, Alabama. We’re running out of steam… The vaccine helps the SURGE. The vaccine helps your hospital…”

She is pictured here with one of her patients Dan McConaghy who, around this time last year, won his fight against COVID-19 after the critical illness required both intubation and tracheostomy. Now his pharmacy, McConaghy Drugs in Satsuma, AL, administers the vaccine everyday of the week.

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Clayton Lane, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Dr. Clayton Lane is an orthopaedic surgeon fellowship-trained in sports medicine and shoulder replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a national leader in orthopedics. He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been practicing in the Mobile area for more than a decade. Dr. Lane has authored publications in peer-reviewed orthopedic journals and textbooks. He is passionate about supporting athletes and helping them recover from their injuries and also applying those same minimally invasive techniques to the care of adults with tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries.  He was the team doctor for the Mobile Bay Bears for 12 years, and during football season, you will find him on the sidelines as team doctor for many area high schools.


Dr. Lane practices with the talented team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland. Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com.

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