Rural or urban? Private practice? Group practice? Hospital-based? Solo? Public Health? Federally Qualified Health Center? All options are open to physicians to live and work in Alabama's River Region! The five-county Montgomery area has it all to fulfill one's professional goals in the practice of medicine, as well as having countless opportunities for medical families.

There are over 750 physicians currently in practice within a full array of primary and specialty care and sub-specialties that serve close to 400,000 residents in the five counties known as the River Region. Due to the range and level of medical care provided, the hospitals and physicians serve a 17-county area, as well as the Florida panhandle for NICU services.



At A Glance

The River Region offers physicians a wide range of career opportunities – from primary care to specialties and sub-specialties - in our hospitals, office practices, and state and federal government facilities of the Alabama Department of Public Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, the Veterans Administration and Maxwell Air Force Base. See details at the following career-specific links:


Additional detailed information below:



Medical Licensure:

Being a State Capital affords easy access to governmental departments and organizations; Montgomery is the location of The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners & Medical Licensure Board of Alabama.  The State of Alabama does not have automatic physician licensure reciprocity, but it does accept licensing tests from other states. Specific information is available on the Legal section of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners & Medical Licensure Board of Alabama.


Credentialing for hospital privilages in River Region hospitals:

  • Baptist Health, call Julia Henig: 334-273-4447 or Bonita Lancaster: 334-273-4527
  • Jackson Hospital, call Mike Ritzus: 334-293-6745
  • Elmore County Community Hospital, call: Cindy Futral: 334-567-4311
  • Tallassee Community Hospital, call Jennie Rhinehart: 334-283-6541


Professional Organizations:

Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) is the professional association for over 7,000 physicians of all specialties throughout the State. MASA exists to serve, lead and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of health care through advocacy, information and education.

Montgomery County physicians can be members of the The Medical Society of Montgomery County whose purpose is to foster, encourage and develop good medical practices in Montgomery; to assist the Medical Association of the State of Alabama in the accomplishment of its aims and policies; to extend the membership to include Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy practicing medicine in Montgomery; to develop and foster a feeling of community among the members; to maintain a high standard of ethics and professionalism; to promote the art of medicine, the betterment of public health, and the unity harmony and welfare of members of the medical profession.


Medical Education in the River Region:

Medical School:

  • UAB School of Medicine: a permanent full time branch of the UAB School of Medicine is located at Baptist Medical Center South for the 3rd and 4th years of clinical training; the first class arrives in 2014. The 1st and 2nd years for classroom academic study are at UAB.

Residency Training Programs (affiliated with Baptist Medical Center South):

Program Coordinator, | 334-676-4180