Birmingham Family Practice & Urgent Care since 1982

Our Practice

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MedHelp was founded in 1982 as the first Urgent Care/Family Practice in Birmingham.

For over 30 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing the best possible health care with the least amount of hassle and wasted time. We’re open 7 days a week with convenient hours and no appointments needed for most visits.

MedHelp providers practice the full range of Family and Internal Medicine. We also have physicians who provide weight loss, nutrition and bio-identical hormone replacement and primary care dermatology.

MedHelp uses a state-of-the-art medical records system and digital x-ray equipment, that produces high resolution images for our providers to interpret; our in-house laboratory is CLIA certified and is managed by a full-time lab director.

It is our goal to follow the Golden Rule – treating our patients as we would like to be treated. The physicians at MedHelp are dedicated to helping people whether they are sick in body or spirit. It is always our intention to honor Christ as we serve our patients.

We’re honored that MedHelp is on the teaching staff for both the UAB School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama School of Medicine. We consider it a privilege to train the next generation of physicians.

We accept most forms of insurance and are happy to file your claim for you. If you are uninsured and a new patient, we require a $150 deposit at the time of service; for uninsured, return patients, we require a $100 deposit at the time of service. In most cases, the cost per visit is less than the deposit amount and you will only be charged for the services provided.

Welcome to MedHelp. Please feel free to call or contact us if we can answer any other questions.

Our Providers

Michael S. Vaughn, MD, ABPM

Michael S. Vaughn, MD, ABPM

Beverly Bridges, CRNP

Beverly Bridges, CRNP

KayEllen Willoughby, MD, ABAM

KayEllen Willoughby, MD, ABAM

Shanon Jernigan, MD

Shanon Jernigan, MD

Danika Hickman, MD, ABFM

Danika Hickman, MD, ABFM

Charles Felgner, MD, FACP

Charles Felgner, MD, FACP

Jordan F. Vaughn, MD, ABIM

Jordan F. Vaughn, MD, ABIM

Ronald W. Orso, MD ABOG

Ronald W. Orso, MD ABOG

Song Yu, MD, ABFM

Song Yu, MD, ABFM

Evan Smothers, DO

Evan Smothers, DO

Thomas McFaden, MD

Thomas McFaden, MD

Jon Bernreuter, MD, ABEM, ABIM

Jon Bernreuter, MD, ABEM, ABIM

David E. Wever, MD

David E. Wever, MD

Larisa Russell, MD

Larisa Russell, MD

Julie Phillips, MSN, CRNP

Julie Phillips, MSN, CRNP

Blake Perry, MD

Blake Perry, MD

Our Staff

Dr. Michael Vaughn   Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Michael Vaughn
Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Jordan Vaughn   Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jordan Vaughn
Chief Executive Officer

Greg Waters   Chief Operating Officer

Greg Waters
Chief Operating Officer

Angel Parker   Comptroller

Angel Parker
Comptroller

Carmen Brinks   Director of Cahaba Research

Carmen Brinks
Director of Cahaba Research

Deanna Booth   Nursing Manager

Deanna Booth
Nursing Manager

Candace Wyatt   Laboratory Manager

Candace Wyatt
Laboratory Manager

Madison Johnson   Business Office Manager

Madison Johnson
Business Office Manager

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