About Us

“Birmingham’s Wellness Doctor”

The staff at McMinn Clinic is a family of caregivers who work with our patients as partners to help them reach their maximum potential in mind, body, and spirit.  Our excellent staff includes:

  • Dr. James McMinn, M.D.
  • Dr. Kristi Brunsvold, M.D.
  • Dr. Renee Naugher –  DNP, ARNP
  • Laurel Roberts – BSN, RN
  • Melissa Dempsey, BSN, RN
  • Ashley Birchfield, BSN, RN
  • Ginger Otts-Fulmer – Infusion Coordinator/RN
  • Ben Wedlund – Medical Assistant
  • Jennifer Carter – Registered Dietitian and Health Coach
  • Donna Mullinax ,EDS, ALC – Licensed Counselor / Business Manager
  • Amy Wedlund – Practice Administrator
  • Amanda Wiggins – Front Office Coordinator/New Patient Coordinator
  • Teresa Riddle – Front Office

The “Four Axes” pictorial, as seen below, represents our approach to care at McMinn Clinic.

First we start with advanced prevention.  We don’t want to let you get disease, and then treat it with more drugs. We want to help you stay healthy, and not get disease to start with. We also want to uncover any weak links that you might have, so that we can strengthen these weaknesses and prevent problems down the road.

The next step is to look a the underlying root cause when problems to come up.  We always ask the question “why.”  For instance if the patient has a rash, we don’t just give some rash cream, or put the patient on steroids, we explore  the question- why did the patient get the rash. We often find that it has to do with issues like gut health.

We have worked hard over the years to expand our toolbox of therapies.  In our medical therapeutic toolbox we have the same tools other doctors have such as medications.  However, we also have nutrition, herbs, hormones, mind-body treatment, detoxification, IV drips and many other therapies.

We are committed to “optimization.”  Many of our patients don’t have a disease to treat. They just don’t feel like they are at their best. We look at all of the foundations of wellness and our goal is to help each patient be the best he or she can be in mind, body, and spirit.

Finally, the whole process is built on a foundation of “loving kindness.” We hope that you can feel it when you walk in the door at McMinn Clinic.  We are your friends in health care.

We look forward to being your partner in wellness.

“Let’s work together….to find what works for you.”

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