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Immunizations in older adults, addiction and teens, schizophrenia and cholesterol topics in weekly Mini Med School lecture series

About one-third of people will get shingles in their lifetime, and while the shingles vaccine is only about 50 percent effective, it is still worth it to avoid getting the virus, said Dr. Jane Weida, director of clinical affairs for the College of Community Health Sciences’ Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. Weida gave […]


Mini Med School series with OLLI continues

There are times patients might ask their doctors for medications and tests that might not be necessary and that could cause harm, according to Dr. Ray Brignac, a family medicine physician who practices at University Medical Center-Northport, which is operated by the College. During a lecture that was part of the College’s Mini Medical School […]


New Chief Residents Announced

The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency announced its chief residents for the 2016-2017 academic year. Drs. Shawanda Agnew, Carrie Coxwell and Blake DeWitt are chief residents. Dr. Eric Frempong has been elected as IT chief resident. The Family Medicine Residency, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences, is a three-year post-graduate […]


College welcomes new faculty, providers

New faculty and providers have joined the College of Community Health Sciences in different departments: Dr. John Burkhardt is a clinical psychologist and provides psychotherapy and related care at University Medical Center-Northport. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Scaumburg, Ill. He completed two fellowships, one […]


University Medical Center-Northport celebrates grand opening

Community members and leaders gathered to celebrate the grand opening of University Medical Center’s new Northport location on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A ribbon cutting ceremony, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, was held at University Medical Center-Northport, and an open house for the public followed. The open house included tours of […]


University Medical Center-Northport holds ribbon cutting, WVUA reports

The grand opening celebration was held for University Medical Center’s new Northport location on Wednesday, Aug. 26. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, and an open house followed immediately. Clinic tours were offered to the public as well as patient information sessions on health-related issues, reported WVUA 23. Watch […]


University Medical Center opens a new Northport location, Tuscaloosa News reports

The University Medical Center has opened a new Northport location at the Fitness One building at 1325 McFarland Blvd. University Medical Center-Northport opened in July after the UMC-Warrior Family Medicine, which was in Fairfax Park in Tuscaloosa, closed in June. Patients and providers from UMC-Warrior Family Medicine moved to UMC-Northport. Like the main UMC on the University […]


University Medical Center-Northport to hold grand opening, The Crimson White reports

On Aug. 26, the University Medical Center at Northport will hold its grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. As the new location for the UMC Warrior Family Center, the hope is to be able to provide more services to a greater range of people. “University Medical Center-Northport increases access to health care for people in Northport and Tuscaloosa, […]