Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW, Family Practitioner
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Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW

Addiction Psychiatrist | Addiction Psychiatry

4/5(3)
432 Broad Street MEDICAL OFFICE GADSDEN AL, 35901
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About

 

Dr. R. Gail Brown-Edwards MD MSW practices primary care, urgent care, regenerative medicine in Gadsden and Albertville.  She has a master’s degree in psychiatric social work and believes in a holistic and natural approach to medicine.  The mind and body should be in equilibrium for optimum  health, happiness and  youthful quality of life.  

Dr. Brown is trained in urgent care, primary care,  cosmetic BOTOX injection, dermal fillers and facial sculpting, laser and light treatments, vein therapy, chemical peels, medical-grade skin care.  She also incorporates hormonal therapy and psychology into her aesthetic and regenerative medicine practice.  

 

Dr. Brown is an authorized provider of “Vampire” procedures, a specific trademarked method of using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) from your own blood to rejuvenate cells and grow new tissue. Vampire 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. 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

Board Certification

American Board of Addiction Medicine

American Board Of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine

Provider Details

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Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW
Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW's Expert Contributions
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Areas of expertise and specialization

PRP, Hair Resoration, Facial Rejuvenation - Regenerative MedicinePrimary Care, Weight Loss, Depression and Anxiety,Urgent Care Micro-needling and Acne ScarsBB Skin Glow Treatments for Face and Hands - First in Alabama

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Medical Column in Gadsden Times Newspaper Gadsden, AL 2019 - 2019

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Family Medicine  
  • Alabama Academy of Family Physicians  
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine  
  • American Medical Association  

Areas of research

Anti-Aging

Skin Care Treatments

Microneedling

BB Glow Skin Treatment for Face and Hands

Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW's Practice location

R Gail Brown MD MSW

432 Broad Street MEDICAL OFFICE -
GADSDEN, AL 35901
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3442 US HIghway 431 N -
Albertiville, AL 35950
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Gadsden, AL 35901
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Dr. Renita Gail Brown, MD, MSW has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 3 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Addiction Psychiatrist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
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    Awesome doctor with great beside manner and really cares about her patients.

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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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