Meet J. Brian Wilhite, M.D.
Where did you earn your degree and what are your areas of expertise?
My degree is from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and my areas of expertise are; Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid disorders and Hyperlipidemia. While in medical school, I was a member of the AOA medical school honor society and received the Osler award as an intern for the clinical diagnosis competition. I am a member of the American Medical Association, Tuscaloosa Medical Society and the previous DCA Department of Medicine Chair.
What is your philosophical belief about the practice of medicine?
I believe that practicing medicine is still an art. Knowing when to intervene, when to test or just observe, when to treat or not treat, and to encourage and motivate, is truly an art form. Each patient is unique as are their social and family tendencies, all of which must be taken into account in the treatment plan. Sometimes taking care of a patient is less about art and more about taking a systematic approach by providing the routine maintenance exams and screenings that promote good health.
What fears do you address when meeting with your patients?
I often address fears with a Christian approach. It is important to me that patients understand they can trust me, that I’m just like them. They can relax, knowing I’m here to help them understand their symptoms by applying my medical knowledge for their benefit.
What will your patients experience as a member?
Members will experience a quaint, private clinic visit that combines the best of both worlds – an “old school” doctor in an era of high-tech, efficient healthcare including:
- Longer appointments with little to no waiting
- Same day/next day office visits
- Nurses answering the phone during office hours
- Direct contact with me for after-hours emergencies
- Enhanced referral coordination
- And much more…
What is your favorite quote?
Luke 10:27, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Brian is more than a doctor; he has become a trusted friend. He has been my primary care physician for roughly 23 years and I can’t imagine ever seeing anyone else. His care and concern goes above and beyond. And I appreciate the fact he gives me credit for knowing my own body. He is in all aspects, a wonderful doctor and an equally wonderful person.
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More