Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW
Addiction Psychiatrist | Addiction Psychiatry432 Broad Street MEDICAL OFFICE GADSDEN AL, 35901
Dr. Renita Brown is a family practitioner practicing in Albertiville, AL. Dr. Brown specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Brown possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Education and Training
MUA MD 2006
University of Arkansas MSW 1995
University of Arkansas BA, BS 1993
Residency Montgomery AL Family Medicine Residency 2010
American Board of Addiction Medicine
American Board Of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW's Expert Contributions
AnswerIt may be as simple as having reflux due to some medications, stress, weight, age or diet. Or something far more serious like a pathogenic H. pylori bacterial infection. H. pylori infection is the strongest known risk factor for this malignancy. And gastric cancer is a leading cause of...
Ask Dr. GailI’m writing this column because I believe in the power of information to improve people’s health. Dear Dr. Gail,I have been taking Norco and Valium for over 10 years and my doctor retired. My new doctor will not prescribe these medications and I don’t understand. I have never...
Each week I will be publishing Ask Dr. Gail in the Gadsden Times on Sunday and will be putting the same article on my Facebook page as well as my website.I welcome all questions and comments.R. Gail Brown MD MSWAbout Dr. Renita G. Brown, MD, MSWDr. Renita Brown is a family practitioner practicing in...
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Males typically will develop hearing issues more than women. You did not state your gender. There are several reasons for a person to develop hearing loss. One is being around loud noises such as a "rock band", shooting guns etc... The other is age related hearing loss. The only way to determine what your diagnosis would be is to seek out an ENT and have a hearing exam. The other concern is the hearing loss on both sides or only on one side. OR, in some cases it is because you have a build up of wax in your ears and most physician offices can irrigate ears, or you can use mildly warm sweet oil using a few drops each night to break up the wax. If you continue to have the problem I encourage you to seek out an ENT specialist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. READ MORE
You have a valid concern. Type 2 diabetes does have a genetic link to other family members developing diabetes in the future. Controlling your weight and exercise can delay the onset of diabetes. Of course, eating right and not overeating carbohydrates such as french fries, pastries and pasta, etc., will not only help your weight, but will help in the development of Type 2 diabetes. The answer is, yes, do continue to watch your weight and diet and be regularly checked for diabetes as it can slip up on you. By controlling your weight, eating a healthy diet focusing on low glycemic foods, increasing exercise, you can take proactive measures to live a healthy lifestyle and prevent becoming insulin resistant in the future. This is a good question which I am asked quite frequently in my clinic. READ MORE
Any chest pains can be concerning. Yes it can be nothing or something. A lot depends on age and health history. Anyone that has had a previous cardiac event or a diabetic or other health problems such as obesity, high cholesterol or hypertension should be immediately evaluated. Age is an important part of the decision as well. The older you the more likely you may be having a cardiac event. Better to be safe than sorry at any age. However, she could be having acid reflux and a cardiac event so it is important for her to now follow up with a cardiologist to make sure. Some cardiac events or heart attacks present differently in men than women and vary from person to person. I advise her to see a cardiologist as soon as possible and if the chest pain returns, go immediately to the ER. READ MORE
I am happy to hear you want to go into family medicine. Family medicine allows you to work in urgent care, primary care, emergency rooms and clinics. It is a very diverse field and teaches you a broad spectrum of medicine and it is very rewarding. In order to become a family medicine physician you will need to complete medical school or DO school and then apply for a residency program which is 3 years. Medical school or DO school is 4 years. So at this point in your life to fulfill the requirements you have 7 years to go. Don't worry it goes faster than you think and you will be richly rewarded by having the ability to treat and diagnose so many patients. Good Luck. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Medical Column in Gadsden Times Newspaper Gadsden, AL 2019 - 2019
- American Board of Family Medicine
- Alabama Academy of Family Physicians
- American Society of Addiction Medicine
- American Medical Association
Areas of research
Skin Care Treatments
BB Glow Skin Treatment for Face and Hands
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Excellent physician who really cares about her patients.
Awesome doctor with great beside manner and really cares about her patients.
Get to know Family Practitioner Dr. R. Gail Brown, who serves patients in Gadsden, Alabama.
Dr. Brown is a family practitioner. She believes in a holistic and natural approach to medicine, emphasizing that the mind and body should be in equilibrium for optimum health, happiness, and youthful quality of life.
Dr. Brown is the owner of Medi Spa of Gadsden – a regenerative medicine clinic in Gadsden, Alabama. At her clinic, she provides services such as hand rejuvenation, liquid facelift, hair restoration, as well as stretch mark and scar treatments.
Dr. Brown is trained in urgent care, primary care, cosmetic Botox injections, dermal fillers and facial sculpting, laser and light treatments, vein therapy, chemical peels, as well as medical-grade skin care. She also incorporates hormonal therapy and psychology into her practice of aesthetic and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Brown is an authorized provider of the “Vampire” procedure, which is a specific trademarked method of using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) from one’s own blood to rejuvenate cells and grow new tissue. Vampire facial procedures are a safe, natural way to restore lost youth by stimulating the growth of tissue, new collagen, and increased blood flow for a youthful, healthy glow.
Dr. Brown received her medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) in 2006. She then went on to complete her residency in family medicine through the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program – sponsored by Baptist Health. She also holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Brown holds certifications by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, the American Board of Anti-Aging / Regenerative Medicine, and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Brown holds professional memberships with several organizations, including the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Medical Association.
Family medicine, formerly family practice, is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. A family practitioner, like Dr. Brown, is a doctor who specializes in caring for the entire family. They serve as a doctor for individuals regardless of their age and gender. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests, and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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