SERVICES

SERVICES

FAMILY MEDICINE

Family medicine is about building relationships between you and your provider. At West Alabama Family Practice & Sports Medicine, we offer care for the whole family and we work together with you to keep you healthy at every stage of your life.

Our primary care services include but are not limited to:

  • Minor illness/injuries
  • Adult physicals
  • GYN exams
  • Well child exams
  • Chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.)
  • Flu shots/vaccinations
  • Telemedicine
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for Refractory Depression
Black woman smiling and shaking hands with doctor

SPORTS MEDICINE

There’s a lot to consider when deciding on the best doctor to treat your sports-related injury or condition. At West Alabama Family Practice & Sports Medicine, you can be confident knowing our certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine doctors have decades of experience on and off the field, and are focused on helping you return to the activities you enjoy.

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With this advanced training and extensive knowledge, our sports medicine specialists will treat your individual needs with the highest level of expertise. We are pleased to offer comprehensive medical care for all ages and provide services ranging from treating a sports injury, to relieving chronic or acute pain. Our commitment to delivering excellence in orthopedic care continues through our services.

If you’re ready for an expert opinion on your sports-related issue and to discuss your treatment options with one of our sports medicine physicians, please call us at (205) 339-0171 to schedule an appointment.

Injury Treatment

We understand the complexities of high-level rehabilitation, and are experts in preventing, evaluating, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating sports-related injuries. Our experts use individualized, cutting-edge, and science-based techniques to help speed recovery and restore function.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

IMAGING

For our patients’ convenience, we provide on-site medical imaging services. These services include:

  • Digital X-ray– Digital radiography (digital X-ray) is a form of X-ray imaging where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include increased efficiency by eliminating the need for chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
  • 3T MRI– Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in your body.
  • DEXA– A DEXA scan is a high-precision type of X-ray that measures your bone mineral density and bone loss. The test is noninvasive, fast, and more accurate than a regular X-ray. It involves an extremely low level of radiation.
  • Ultrasound – An ultrasound is used to create an image of internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels, and internal organs. Its aim is often to find a source of a disease or to exclude pathology.
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HOSPITALIZATION

If you need to be hospitalized, we will coordinate your care closely with hospital-based physicians (hospitalists) and/or specialists. While our providers will not manage your in-hospital care directly, we work together with the DCH Hospitalist Group to plan your treatment and to ensure that you receive the highest level of care.

man in hospital bed with family, speaking to doctor

TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure to help treat depression. During the procedure, repetitive magnetic pulses are used to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.

For some people, traditional approaches to treat depression do not work. TMS may be an option for you if medications and counseling have proven unsuccessful in the treatment of your depression. You may require a physical exam and psychiatric evaluation prior to TMS to ensure that it is a good option for you.

FAMILY MEDICINE

Family medicine is about building relationships between you and your provider. At West Alabama Family Practice & Sports Medicine, we offer care for the whole family and we work together with you to keep you healthy at every stage of your life.

Our primary care services include but are not limited to:

  • Minor illness/injuries
  • Adult physicals
  • GYN exams
  • Well child exams
  • Chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.)
  • Flu shots/vaccinations
  • Telemedicine
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for Refractory Depression
Black woman smiling and shaking hands with doctor

SPORTS MEDICINE

There’s a lot to consider when deciding on the best doctor to treat your sports-related injury