UAB opened a new medical center in Hoover. Here’s what you need to know!

Hoover medical center
The new medical center opened to patients on Dec. 16. Photo via uab.edu.

Gone are the days of sitting in traffic on 65 for a half hour when you’re only trying to take a trip to the doctor. The medical professionals at UAB have opened The UAB Medicine Hoover Primary and Specialty Care  in Stadium Trace Village.

What does the new Hoover medical center offer?

A UAB medical professional assists a patient.
Did you know UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama? Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook.

You can expect a full range of services, including to primary care. In addition, UAB’s partnership with Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics provides eye care professionals on-site every day. The facility also has an optical store so you can head into 2020 with 20/20 vision.

Here’s what else the facility offers:

  • Breast Health
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urology
  • Imaging Services
  • On-site Lab
  • Injection Clinic
  • Oral Surgery (2020)
  • OBGYN (2020)

“This is great for a lot of kids who need their wisdom teeth out. It’s going to be a really easy site for parents to take that age group to.”

Thalia Baker, Associate Vice President, Primary Care in the UAB Health System

The medical center comes at a time of growth in the city.

The center currently employs 60 people, but it’s likely there will be more hiring in the future. Photo via UAB’s Facebook.

With such an extensive list of services, the Hoover medical center promises care to a wide range of people. Not to mention, it’s the perfect location to Hoover residents.

“The new facility’s outpatient primary and specialty care clinics will complement Medical West’s freestanding emergency department in Hoover, also located at exit 10 on I-459. In addition, Medical West’s replacement hospital will be built just 9 miles west along I-459 in McCalla, which will provide further access to UAB Medicine services for the residents of southern and southwestern Jefferson County.”

Will Ferniany, Ph.D., CEO, UAB Health System

One factor in building the Hoover medical center did actually ride off the fact that traffic can seriously impact how you get to the doctor. Besides the hassle of sitting on the highway for the length of a Grey’s Anatomy episode, doctor’s visits are usually squeezed between busy schedules.

“Looking at all the growth in Hoover and different demographics, we saw a need to build a larger facility and let our specialists expand to our medical building.”

Thalia Baker

Doctor’s visits are now more convenient for Hoover residents.

The Hoover medical center offers a wide range of services.
Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village continues to add more businesses from restaurants and shops to hotels. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook.

Patients can easily access the new medical center from 150. The fact that it’s located in Stadium Trace Village among other businesses like Aldi and Tre Luna Bar & Kitchen sets it up in the ideal spot.

“The city of Hoover has been really great to work with, they’ve been really supportive.”

Thalia Baker

UAB Medicine Hoover Primary and Specialty Care is located at 501 Emery Drive West Hoover, AL 35244. Find it in the Stadium Trace Village shopping center off Interstate 459 at Highway 150.

Primary & Specialty Care is open 8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. Check out its website or give them a call at 205.989.7254.

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