David McLain, MD

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

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
Consumer Feedback
(15 Reviews)
Service
5 star average for Service
Environment
4.5 star average for Environment
Expertise
5 star average for Expertise
Staff
4.5 star average for Staff
Recommended
4.5 star average for Recommended
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Recent Reviews
Very friendly staff and I really like the Dr Mcain, he always shows concern for any problem I may be having. Sometimes the wait to see him is a little longer than usual but he's worth it.
After seeing Dr McLain for 3 years for treatment of fibromyalgia, of treating symptoms & not the underlying cause, he sent me a letter stating he could no longer offer his services to me. This was immediately after his rude office manager had told me Maybe I needed to find another dr, (she was angry that she was the Only person in the office and having to answer the phone & didn't have the time to look on the schedule to book me an appointment for that week. )
So I just said I would come in and wait if he couldn't call in my meds as he had previously done the month before & then she preceeded to argue with me that Dr McLain had not called in my prescriptions the previous month ( I was in between insurance at the time) when in FACT he had called it in for me, however she said not possible, not office procedure! How can that be if HE INDEED had it called in for me? So instead of calling it in for this month I would wait for 3 1/2 hours to be seen, which was fine. Except for the fact that little did I know it would be the last time as he "fired me" as his patient! Not only that, they kept billing my account with someone else's visits & labs, and when I questioned her about why they couldn't get it straight that's when she told me maybe I should find another DR! Unbelievable!

Things happen for a reason, I am now 100% better since I quit seeing him & quit taking all the drugs he had me on. He never once looked to see if I had adrenal fatigue, A BIG YES I did!
Now by going gluten free, and getting all my deficits in check I am happy to say I no longer suffer. If a dr only treats the symptoms and keeps prescribing pain meds & antidepressants & benzodiazepines, do the research & do your self a favor by saving your money on drugs & copays & get yourself healthy.
Recent Polls
Was this doctor's staff friendly?
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
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
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