David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

Internal Medicine
2728 10th Avenue South Suite 310
Birmingham, AL 35205 Get Directions
David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualized attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

Dr. DeAtkine's Credentials

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Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Medical School:
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX
Doctorate of Medicine 1987

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Endocrine Fellowship 1990-1992
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, supported by National Institutes of Mental Health Grant

Rice University
Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science 1983

St. Vincent's Hospital
Rice University, Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship
University of Texas, Southwestern Foundation Scholarship
Fellowship, American College of Endocrinology 2003
First Prize for Excellence in Clinical Research, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism with Co-authors 1998
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Wake Medical Center 1992-1993
Medical Director, St. Vincents Diabetes Education Center 1993-present
Chief Medical Editor, Successful Living With Diabetes 2000-2002
Consulting Endocrinologist and Internist, St. Vincents Hospital, Birmingham 1993-present
Vice President, ADA Regional Executive Council 2007-2014
Medical Director, Central Research Associates
American Diabetes Association
American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists

Testimonials from patients of Dr. DeAtkine

from Janice December 25, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

Dr. DeAtkine became my mother's doctor when he arrived in Birmingham. At that time I did not fit the criteria for his practice. As a matter of fact, MDVIP made it possible for me to join Dr. DeAtkine's practice. What a lucky day that was for sure.
I signed up the first day possible and have been his patient ever since.

Dr. DeAtkine is the quintessential doctor. I am… See more

from Annie April 5, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

Dr, David DeAtkine has been my husbands and my MDVIP physician for a number of years, and we havent regretted choosing him. Because of our age and numerous episodes with our health, it was imperative that we have a physician who could be contacted quickly. We have been pleased with the promptness in responding to us and his expertise in handling our problems. If we need a specialist, tests… See more

from James A. And Carolyn V. in AL March 18, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

We are 86 and 87 years old and have been patients of Dr. David D. DeAtkine for about 25 years. We have aged with Dr. DeAtkine and his family and watched his children grow into adults and followed their activities and education. We have loved him like a son!! With his efficient and caring staff and with his MDVIP practice, we have been able to have attention rapidly in all of our medical… See more

from Nena in AL March 13, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

Dr. DeAtkine, I am so blessed by having you as my Doctor. The times when I have needed to speak with you, you have called me back as soon as possible. Also when I have an appointment with you, you treat me as if I was your only patient that day by spending as much time with me as I ask you question after question.
You know I have several other Doctors I have to see for pain management… See more

from Sonja in AL March 12, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

Dr. DeAtkine,
You are my healer, friend and confidant. You have been so kind when you have cared for me for all of these years, even before MDVIP, which gave an outstanding doctor the time to be even better.
With multiple illnesses I require more than the usual amount of your time, which you have given me so kindly and patiently. You have coordinated all of my care and have even… See more

from Hugh in AL March 12, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

Experienced a hospital stay only weeks after becoming his patient and he was incredible in supervising my case. There are three family members who use Doctor D and we agree that he is the best investment we could possible have in our health.

from Elaine in AL March 10, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

What a honor it is for me to call you MY DOCTOR. I feel so special when I enter your office and see your fantastic staff there to welcome me. Thank you for giving me the satisfaction of knowing that you are interested in my health and always make decisions that are right for me.
May God continue to bless you, your staff, and family.

from Barbara in AL March 9, 2018 for David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE


1) Is he a detective, since he asks me lots of questions? (A few of which I don't like to answer)
2) Maybe he is a psychologist because he can sense when I am troubled. And unlike most doctors... I never feel rushed.
3) Certainly he is a scientist, since he is so adept at analyzing my physical state and offering solutions… See more