UMC-Northport opens, grand opening to be held in August

University Medical Center, which is operated by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, opened a new location in Northport July 1.

University Medical Center-Northport, located in the Fitness One building on McFarland Boulevard, is a relocation of UMC-Black Warrior Family Medicine. The focus of UMC-Northport will be on providing comprehensive healthcare for its patients, as well as training residents, interns and medical students. The move was done to make more space and be more accessible to citizens on that side of town.

University Medical Center to open Northport Location

University Medical Center, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences, will open a new location in Northport July 1.

University Medical Center-Northport will be located in the Fitness One building, 1325 McFarland Blvd., Suite 102, and will provide the community with comprehensive patient-centered care in family medicine and obstetrics.

A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting will be held in August. The opening of UMC-Northport will be a relocation of UMC-Warrior Family Medicine, UMC’s location in Fairfax Park in Tuscaloosa, which closed at the end of business June 26 in preparation for the move.

Patients and providers from UMC-Warrior Family Medicine will move to the new location.

Dr. H. Joseph Fritz will serve as clinic director at UMC-Northport, and he will practice with Drs. Ray Brignac, Jennifer Clem, Catherine Skinner and nurse practitioner Lisa Brashier.

Joining them will be resident physicians Drs. Shawanda Agnew, Carrie Coxwell, Eric Frempong, Brianna Kendrick, Cheree Melton, Aisha Pitts, Efe Sahinoglu and Amy Wambolt, all of whom are part of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, which is operated by the College.

University Medical Center and UMC-Warrior Family Medicine have provided comprehensive patient-centered care to the University and West Alabama community. Patients of all ages can receive care for the full spectrum of needs — from preventive care and wellness exams to management of chronic conditions, to treatment for acute illness and accidents.

UMC-Warrior Family Medicine was formed in 2014 after Fritz and his practice, Warrior Family Practice, joined the College. Fritz had been in private practice in Tuscaloosa since 1978.

UMC-Warrior Family Medicine patients needing medical care June 29 or June 30 may call (205) 348-6700 for assistance. If patients need to speak with a member of the UMC-Warrior Family Medicine staff on either of those two days, they may call (205) 348-6123 for assistance.

To make an appointment at UMC-Northport, phone (205) 348-6700.