Timothy H. Real, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I was blessed to grow up with strong family values and relationships which I now carry into my patient-physician relationships.  Early in my medical training I was taught by a great mentor:  "If you listen to a patient long enough, they'll tell you what's wrong with them".  I believe the body is not just a machine, but a wondrous work of Creation, both physical and spiritual.  Much of my understanding and practice of medicine is rooted here.   While I often use pharmaceuticals or send patients for procedures, I also believe many medical issues are best treated by lifestyle modifications.  I enjoy this coaching aspect of medical care.
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Physician Profile


Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1982
Medical School
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Doctorate of Medicine 1986
Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Birmingham, AL
Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Birmingham, AL
Internal Medicine 1987-1989



Professional Society Memberships

Alabama Medical Association

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Brookwood Medical Center
- Chairman, Department of Medicine 1998-2000
- Chairman, Medical QA Committee 1993-1994
- Chairman, Utilization Review Committee 1991-1992
Birmingham Medical Network
- Chairman, Performance Improvement Committee 1993-1997
- Executive Board 1993-1994

Hospital Affiliations

Brookwood Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society
Omicron Delta Kappa
Mortar Board, Senior Honor Society
President, FarmHouse Fraternity
Outstanding Student in Internal Medicine, Co-Award, Huntsville Campus


National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Rachel

    Thank you Tim for being such an excellent Doctor and friend. We know we can count on you!

  • Member: MP

    Tim Real is like the doctors of old. He has a sincere interest in his patients and treats them like family. His attitude and dem...

  • Member: Paul

    Where I grew up there was only one Physician in Town. He treated everyone for everything, this was in the 1950s. As a child he a...

  • Member: Billy

    Tim has made the patient/physician experience seamless and comfortable. The staff is warm and helpful and Dr. Real is so easy to t...