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Baptist Health opens new multispecialty clinic with UAB Medicine




By Jim Bakken

UAB News


Baptist Health has partnered with the UAB Health System to open the UAB Medicine Multispecialty Clinic at Baptist Medical Center South. The clinic will initially offer four much-needed specialties, including urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and rheumatology.

The clinic will open Aug. 1 and will be located on the first and second floors of the UAB School of Medicine building (formerly the MCI building) on the campus of Baptist Medical Center South.

The clinic will house 10 new physicians who have been recruited by Baptist Health. All are highly trained medical specialists and will offer cutting-edge services and provide new surgical procedures and treatments not currently offered in our area.

“We look forward to extending the important mission of UAB Medicine to help more patients access world-class health care across Alabama,” said UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany. “Closer proximity to care can improve health and quality of life, and this partnership will bring important specialties closer to those in and around Montgomery.”

Residents of central Alabama will no longer be forced to travel outside the area for medical services due to the overwhelming need, limited access and few similar specialists in the area. These new physicians will increase access to specialty care in a convenient, centralized location that will lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of disease. In addition, patients will have access to clinical trials and research activities being performed at UAB that they otherwise may not have access to.

“We are excited to combine our medical experience and commitment to excellence with UAB’s highly skilled and qualified health care professionals as we work together to continue to raise the bar for top-quality medical care,” said Russell Tyner, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “I feel confident this will allow our organization to continue to meet its mission of providing the highest level of quality care to the residents of central Alabama while allowing Baptist Health to meet the growing need for health care services and expanding our services to those who matter most — our patients.”

Baptist Health has been an affiliate of the UAB Health System since 2005 and has partnered with UAB throughout the past four decades to support the UAB Internal Medicine Residency Program and, most recently, the addition of the UAB School of Medicine Montgomery Regional Campus at Baptist South. The clinic will be owned and operated by Baptist Health. UAB Health Services Foundation will employ the 10 UAB faculty physicians, several of whom will begin seeing patients in early August.

To learn more about the UAB Medicine Multispecialty Clinic and physicians, please visit www.UABMedicine-Baptist.com.