H. Joseph Fritz, MD

H. Joseph Fritz, MD, joined the College in 2013 as an assistant professor for the Department of Family Medicine, where he works with residents in hospital and clinic settings.

Fritz received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the College’s Family Medicine Residency.

A board-certified family medicine physician, Fritz has been in private practice in Tuscaloosa since 1978. His practice, now known as University Medical Center, Warrior Family Medicine, is operated by the College and is located in the Fairfax Medical Park complex in Tuscaloosa.

Fritz has been active in the community as a volunteer at Kentuck, RISE and the Good Samaritan Clinic. He is also a member of the board at the Children’s Hands-On Museum, the Leadership Board of The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences and the vestry at Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa.

Anne Halli-Tierney, MD

Anne Halli-Tierney, MD, has joined The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She sees patients and instructs residents in the Family Medicine Clinic and Geriatrics Clinic.

Halli-Tierney graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College. She earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, completing her last two years of clinical training at the College, which also functions as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus for the School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham. While a medical student, she received the College’s Outstanding Research Award and was an American Federation of Aging Research Scholar.

Halli-Tierney completed a residency in general internal medicine at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, R.I. She also completed a clinical geriatrics fellowship and an advanced geriatrics fellowship at the Alpert School of Medicine. Prior to joining the College, Halli-Tierney was an assistant clinical instructor at the Alpert School of Medicine.

Lisa Brashier

Lisa Brashier, CRNP, APRN-C is a family nurse practitioner at the University Medical Center- Northport. Brashier also provides care for patients at Capstone Village, makes home visits for  homebound and group home patients and is a preceptor for nurse practitioner students as needed. She occasionally teaches pre-med students about the role of nurse practitioners and has presented an informative lecture on the care of the group home patient to the residents.

Brashier received a BSN from UABSON in 1984 and an MSN from UABSON in 1994. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She enjoys seeing patients of all ages but specifically enjoys caring for the elderly and/or those who have diabetes.

Grier Stewart, MD

Grier Stewart, MD, CMD, FACP, is the internal medicine clerkship director in the Department of Family, Internal and Rural Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences.

Stewart received his bachelor’s at Davidson College, his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He has an interest in geriatrics and long-term care and serves as medical director at Forest Manor Nursing Home and is a certified medical director CMD.

Stewart is a member of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, serving on the ACP’s Governor’s Board of Directors for Alabama, and is a member of Alabama Medical Directors’ Association serving as its president in 2016-17. He has practiced medicine in Tuscaloosa for more than 20 years and serves on numerous hospital and community boards and committees.

Stewart and his wife have two sons.