David McLain, MD

David McLain, MD
McLain Medcial Associates, P.C. 2229 Cahaba Valley Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242

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About David McLain, MD

David McLain, MD, FACP, FACR is a native of Chicago, received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, and then graduated with honors from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. He won the senior medicine award at Tulane, “The Order of the Gold- Tipped Stethoscope”, and completed a medical internship at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. At Barnes Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis he was a medical resident and Rheumatology fellow. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. Following his training, for 2 years he was an instructor in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. In 1981, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he is presently Chief of Rheumatology at Brookwood Medical Center. In 1983, Dr. McLain started a rheumatology review course that subsequently became Rheumatology on the Beach and in 2009 was renamed the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology. Now in its 28th year, the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology has been attended by physicians from throughout the U.S., Canada, and outside North America and is considered one of the premier clinical rheumatology meetings in the United States. In 2008, it became the second largest rheumatology meeting in the U.S. He has served on the Executive Committee of Brookwood Medical Center. Dr. McLain is President of the Alabama Society for the Rheumatic Diseases (2010-2011, 2011-2012) and is also a Past President (1988-1989). In 1995, Dr. McLain won an “Excellence in Teaching” award from the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He has been a medical advisory board member of the Fibromyalgia Aware magazine. He has been a regular reviewer for the Psoriasis Forum, published by the National Psoriasis Foundation. He conducts clinical research, has received research grants, and has published research papers in peer reviewed journals. He was on the steering committee for the multi-national Uncover study on pulmonary hypertension in scleroderma. In 1999, the Alabama Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation named him the “Rheumatologist of the Year” for the state of Alabama. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Rheumatologists. He conducts clinical research on RA, OA, Lupus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Chronic Pain, and Fibromyalgia with Achieve Clinical Research, LLC in Birmingham, AL. He was a faculty member of the Internal Medicine and Transitional Year Residency Program, Baptist Health System, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama. He has won the Patient Choice Award multiple times and the Compassionate Physician Award from Vitals. He has been awarded the AMA Physicians’ Recognition Award 11 times.
Primary Specialty

Fibromyalgia Doctor

Practice McLain Medcial Associates, P.C.
Gender Male
Services David McLain, MD provides treatment for fibromyalgia in Birmingham, AL. A Fibromyalgia Doctor specializes in helping patients with soft tissue pain in the neck and shoulders (also called fibromyalgia).

Please call McLain Medcial Associates, P.C. at (205) 991-8996 to schedule an appointment in Birmingham, AL or to get more information.
Additional Services Rheumatology
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Recent Reviews
Dr McLain is by far the very best doctor in my 50+ years. I am also a former ICU nurse with over 30 years of experience. Believe me, he is wonderful! After over 3 years of seeing multiple MD's he is the only one that actually listened and drew diagnostic lab work based on my symptoms. What a relief to be diagnosed and have a doctor and office staff that care about me and my wellness. You may wait some days more than others but he and his staff devote just as much time and attention to me as well. He is worth any drive, any wait. His compassion and care is second to none. After my first visit I cried once I got home---because I finally felt like someone was trying to help me find answers. He has also experienced what it is like to be a family member of someone with a complex illness and I feel like that gives him a unique perspective. Dr McLain---you and your staff are helping to give me back quality of life and my sanity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me and making me always feel like a valued patient!! ~~~N.P. Trussville AL
by Nancy
XXX.XXX.48.127
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Yes, they went above and beyond
Were the waiting room chairs comfortable at this doctor's office?
Yes
Does this doctor use current and safe equipment?
Yes
Did you leave the office feeling satisfied with your visit?
Yes
Was the noise level reasonable in this provider's office?
Peaceful
by eleanor graham
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Was this doctor's staff friendly?
Yes
Were the waiting room chairs comfortable at this doctor's office?
Yes
Would you recommend this doctor to others?
Yes
Does this doctor use current and safe equipment?
Yes
Was it clear that this provider takes pride in the appearance of his/her office?
Yes, the office was well organized and taken care of
by Smith
XXX.XXX.108.10