Health Matters: University Medical Center in Carrollton

Health Matters

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

Taking control and improving your health requires relevant and timely health information, and for those in rural areas that’s even more important.

University Medical Center has locations all around West Alabama, including Tuscaloosa, Demopolis, Fayette, Northport and Carrollton.

University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Richard Friend said he enjoys working with rural communities so patients can get the care they need.

“I really like working with the population in a place like Carrollton,” said UMC Carrollton Dr. Cathie Lavender. “I worked there as a medical student and really fell in love with the community and enjoyed the medical community.”

Lavender said it’s important that the University of Alabama offer learning opportunities to students that also ensures patients who might otherwise have a hard time getting care are provided access to necessary treatments and doctor’s visits.

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