Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month?
It's the third deadliest cancer in men and women combined, but also one of the most preventable cancers, with screening.
Screening saves lives.
Call our Physician Speciality Clinic at 205-487-7661 to schedule your appointment for a screening with Dr. Randall or Dr. Walker.
Administration of the Covid 19 Vaccine; Northwest Medical Center has been honored to have been one of the first facilities in our community to offer the Moderna vaccine. We have provided over 2,100 vaccines to individuals in our community since December. As always, it is our mission to assist with healing as we provide compassionate care to our patients and the community we serve. As we continue to strive for excellence to exceed patient and family expectations we thank you for allowing us to meet your healthcare needs!
Moving forward we will no longer be given vaccines which will be offered at the local health departments as well as Walmart. If you need to receive the second dose of the vaccine, please reach out to the facilities that will now be allocated doses for administration.
Michael D. Windham, MBA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer
Winfield Family & Occumpational Medicine has received an additional 600 doses of the Moderna COVID vaccine. Because of this, they are now able to offer the vaccine to people
in the surrounding communities who are not their patients.
You may call 205-395-3077 to schedule your first COVID vaccine as soon as possible.
Thank you Dr Fowler and staff for providing this service to our community.
The Winfield Hospital had its official opening in 1949 and since that time has been serving the primary health care needs of Marion, Fayette, Lamar, Walker and Winston Counties.
In this modern era, Northwest Medical Center has added many specialized services reaching beyond our primary service area into a regional service facility. A modern, well-equipped replacement hospital was built in 1998 and compliments the quality of our Medical Staff and patient care.
Digital mammography can detect early-stage breast cancer.
If you're a woman 40 years of age or older, you should have a mammogram every year.
Schedule your mammogram today by calling us at (205) 487-7748. (A physician's order is required).
In the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," the heroine cannot sleep because she can feel a very small lump, even though it's covered by dozens of mattresses.
In real life, we are not that lucky. By the time we can feel a lump in our own breasts, a cancerous tumor could possibly have grown larger and spread beyond the breast into other areas of our bodies.
The process for requesting a patient's medical records includes obtaining a medical release of information authorization that is signed and dated by the patient.