Meet Mary Casals, M.D.
What kinds of medicine have you practiced since graduating? Where have you been?
I believe my love for medicine at a young age was borne out of my exposure to the joy and gratification I watched my mother experience in her work in the Philippines as an obstetrician and as a volunteer health provider for nuns, religious workers and the impoverished. I attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine where I spent some of the most enjoyable years of my life with many who have become my closest friends. After graduation in 1987, I did a year of post-graduate internship then came to the U.S. where I started my residency at Jersey City Medical Center. After a short stint as a fast-track emergency room physician, I began my Fellowship in Endocrinology in 1992 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
My husband and I moved to Montgomery, AL in 1995 where we joined Mulberry Medical Associates and began private practice. In 2002, we moved to our current location. Since then, I have devoted my time and effort towards avoiding hospitalizations, preventing complications and improving quality of life. Since 2010, I have increased my focus towards teaching health and helping patients open their eyes to the possibility that optimal health can be restored.
What do you like to do when you are not at the office?
When I’m not at the office, I like to spend precious quality time with my husband and two boys, spend vacations with friends and extended family or visit my parents in the Philippines.
How do you stay involved in your community?
I am convinced most of the diseases in our community are preventable thus I believe that educating my patients provides a vital link towards improving their own health as well as the health of their families and the rest of the community.
Why did you decide to become a concierge physician?
I am a concierge physician as part of a conscious effort to be able to continually provide the quality of care and time that my patients need and to allow me to remain happy in my work.
“The greatest use of your life is to use your life so that the use of your life will outlive the rest of your life.”
"I love Dr. Casals and can’t imagine changing. I follow her rules for better healthcare and will do whatever I can to stay with her!"
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