About Joseph Gregory, MD
If you have arrived here because you are contemplating addressing some of the common emotional frustrations in your life, then allow me to congratulate and encourage you. Choosing to seek support and advancement through psychotherapy is a sign of strength and resourcefulness. It attracts those individuals who want a deeper understanding of themselves and others. It endeavors to facilitate insight into the recurring patterns in our thoughts and feelings, thereby increasing emotional awareness and facilitating an expanded perspective.
Practice Areas: I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, loss and grief, relationship and communication issues, self-defeating habits, and challenging life transitions. My approach is tailored to each client’s unique needs and goals. I use traditional talk therapy as well as prescribing any needed psychiatric medications. By nature I am not quick to prescribe but there are sometimes conditions that cannot wait for psychotherapy to ameliorate.
Most clients initially seek out treatment due to a significant emotional issue that has become problematic. Frequently, after the presenting issue is addressed, many come to appreciate therapy as a valued resource, realizing the depth that comes from ongoing work.
I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in solo private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, where I have lived and practiced medicine since 2001.
My Curriclum Vitae:
Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Licensure: I maintain a full, unrestricted MD and ACS in the State of Alabama
Residency: The University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1997-2001
Medical School: The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1993-1997
What To Expect
Office Location My office is centrally located in the 1736 Building on Oxmoor Road, convenient to downtown and the Over The Mountain communities. Parking is close and plentiful.
Privacy and Confidentiality: I am a solo practitioner, personally managing the day to day operations of my practice. I strive to maintain confidentiality at a premium, carefully attending to all HIPAA regulations. I am the only one to check my voicemails. I am the only one who returns phone calls. I do not share call with any other physicians. My personal office is on a separate key and is not accessed by cleaning personnel. I maintain a private waiting room as well as a separate exit which assists in maintenance of confidentiality. My Notice of Privacy Practices is available for download here.
Billing and Insurance: You will be expected to pay for professional services at the time of service, unless we agree otherwise. Payment is accepted in the form of cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Although I will make reasonable efforts to provide you with the information needed to obtain the insurance benefits to which you are entitled, you must still pay for each visit in full at the time of service and you will be responsible for submitting a timely claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement. You (not your insurance company) are ultimately responsible for full payment of my fees. I will not reimburse fees paid for services received in the event your insurance does not pay a claim.
Emergency and Crisis Situations: In the event you are experiencing an emergency, you should dial 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
If you are interested in pursuing a consultation, call the office at (205) 913-6611 and leave a message with your name, return telephone number, and briefly describe the purpose of your call.
If you are calling for the first time, please be patient if I am unable to get back to you immediately. As I am a solo practitioner, depending on my current schedule, it may take me a couple of days to return your call.
In the event you are experiencing any emergency or urgent circumstances, you should not wait for my call. You should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.