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We are excited to announce the addition of Brittany Brakefield. Brittany is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She will be joining our practice mid-August.  We are so excitied to have her on board and we hope that you will be as well!

Events and Seminars

Periodically, we will host an event to sponsor or assist our patients with chronic disease such as diabetes.


Ask the Doctor

In this section, we will provide answers to the most common questions that we encounter.

Q: Will Dr. Patellis be participating in the MDVIP program?
A:  No. Dr. Patellis has no plans to participate in this program. 
Q: Which hospital is Dr. Patellis affiliated with?
A:  Dr. Patellis utilizes the services of the hospitalists at both Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville/Madison Hospitals.  
Q:  How does Dr. Patellis handle emergencies after office hours?
A:   If there is a life threatening emergency after hours, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.  If there is a serious situation that you feel needs Dr. Patellis' immediate attention, you can call the office number and you will be instructed on how to get in touch with the Dr. 
Q:  Which lab does Dr. Patellis use?
A:  As of October 30, 2015 we started doing all routine labs in-house.  More complex labs are sent out to Labcorp.  If you insurance requires you to use a different lab, please let our staff know and we will be glad to accommodate your request.   
Q:   Are walk-ins accepted?
A:   No, but our office will make every effort to "work-in" existing patients.  Please call the office so that our staff can tell you the best time to come. 
Q:   How does Dr. Patellis handle medication refills?
A:   If you need a medication refilled outside of your appointment time, simply call the office number and leave a message on our Prescription Line.  If there are no issues, your prescription will be refilled within 24 hours.  Please note that Narcotics and other Controlled Substances require you to be seen by Dr. Patellis for refills. 

Tennessee Valley Internal Medicine * 3809 Sullivan Street, Suite 7 * Madison * AL * 35758

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