59/20 Interstate Bridge Detour Directions

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will be tearing down the 59/20 Interstate bridge through downtown Birmingham starting Monday, January 21, 2019. The closure is expected to last for 12-14 months and your normal route to Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology may be impacted.

Please see below for more information about the detour as well as turn by turn directions to our office. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at (205) 933-8334 during regular business hours.


Westbound Approaching Closure


For patients coming from East of Birmingham (Trussville)


  • Take 59 South/20 West
  • Take Exit 126-A (31 South/Red Mountain Expressway)
  • Take 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard Exit
  • Turn Left on 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard
  • Turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

Eastbound Approaching Closure


For patients coming from West of Birmingham (Hueytown)


  • Take 59 North/20 East
  • Take the exit for 65 South
  • Take 65 South to Exit 259-A (6th Avenue South)
  • Merge onto 6th Avenue South
  • Turn left on 8th Street South
  • Turn left onto 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard
  • Go 1.8 miles and turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

Northbound & Southbound Approaching Closures


For patients coming from South of Birmingham on I-65 North 


  • Take 65 North toward Birmingham
  • Take exit 259 (8th Avenue South/University Boulevard)
  • Go 1.8 miles and turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

For patients coming from North of Birmingham (Gardendale)


  • Take 65 South to Exit 259-A (6th Avenue South)
  • Merge onto 6th Avenue South
  • Turn left on 8th Street South
  • Turn left onto 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard
  • Go 1.8 miles and turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

 

3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since they can detect precancerous lesions and abnormal cell growth before cancer develops.

Most cervical cancer cases are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This sexually transmitted infection can influence the development of cervical cancer as it aids in the abnormal growth of cervical cells.

These cells do not always develop in the same way, which is why there are 3 discernible types of cervical cancer.

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Help Us Welcome Dr. Susanna Carter to Birmingham OBGYN!

Susanna Carter Birmingham OBGYN

Birmingham Obstetrics Gynecology, P.C. is pleased to welcome our newest physician, Susanna Carter, M.D.

Dr. Carter is a Birmingham, Alabama native and graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She completed her OB/Gyn residency at University of Tennessee Chattanooga and a Preventive Medicine residency at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Carter’s interests include general obstetrics, office gynecology, gynecologic surgery and healthy lifestyle coaching. She has a passion for coaching women in how to implement healthy lifestyle changes to prevent chronic disease, lose and maintain healthy weight and experience healthy pregnancies.

Dr. Carter is accepting new obstetrics and gynecology patients. To schedule an appointment, please call (205) 933-8334.

 

Help Us Welcome Dr. Jared M. Roberts to Birmingham OBGYN!

Meet Dr. Jared M. Roberts, M.D.

Birmingham Obstetrics Gynecology, P.C. is pleased to welcome our newest physician, Jared M. Roberts, M.D. Dr. Roberts received his medical degree from UAB. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UAB as well. Dr. Roberts is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. For the last four (4) years Dr. Roberts, who is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, has been practicing in Norman, Oklahoma.  He is married and has three (3) children.

His interests include general obstetrics, office gynecology and gynecologic surgery, especially minimally invasive surgery.  He received robotic surgical training throughout his residency.  He looks forward to welcoming new obstetrics and gynecology patients. To schedule an appointment please call (205) 933-8334.

Flu Shots for 2016/17 – What has Changed?

It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.

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