Timothy H. Real, MD

Internal Medicine
4704 Cahaba River Road Suite A1
Birmingham, AL 35243 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year

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.

Dr. Real's Credentials

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Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Birmingham, AL
Internal Medicine 1987-1989

Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Birmingham, AL

Medical School:
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Doctorate of Medicine 1986

Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1982

National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine
Brookwood Medical Center
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
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
Alabama Medical Association
from Paul March 28, 2017 for Timothy H. Real, MD

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 always seemed to be very patient and kind with tons of Time, I think that is a quality of Dr. Reel. Some things are taught, but experience has no substitute. I could not compliment Dr. Reel with words, they would fall short. I have always thought people are called… See more

from MP March 29, 2017 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Tim Real is like the doctors of old. He has a sincere interest in his patients and treats them like family. His attitude and demeanor carries over into his staff and the two ladies in his office are always helpful, caring and attentive. It is always a pleasure to go for our regular visits and we feel so very secure in his care.

from Rachel March 29, 2017 for Timothy H. Real, MD

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

from Billy in AL March 9, 2016 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Tim has made the patient/physician experience seamless and comfortable. The staff is warm and helpful and Dr. Real is so easy to talk to. From the simplicity of removing a splinter to the complexity of arranging gallbladder surgery, Tim is on top of the situation.

from Flavil in AL March 3, 2016 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Dr Real and his staff showed extreme patience and compassion with a family member, experiencing anxiety about visiting any doctor for treatment. His understanding and skillful bedside manner won the day. Dr Real brings great credit to the medical profession and the MDVIP program has allowed him to bring out the best in our medical system. Dr Real patterns his behavior after the great… See more

from Bradley in AL March 19, 2015 for Timothy H. Real, MD

DoctorTim put up with me and my hard head .
And never gives up . I will probably live longer because of Tim Real MD
He the best

from Helen Meigs in AL February 6, 2015 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Nowhere in my adult life have I experienced a more caring and knowledgeable physician as Timothy Real. He and his staff seem dedicated to helping me have the healthiest life I can live. I have recommended him, and also MDVIP to several of my friends who are unhappy with their health care. Thank you Tim, Lucy and Joanne!

from Elizabeth in AL February 25, 2014 for Timothy H. Real, MD

When I first met Dr. Real I wasn't sure he was the doctor for me. My husband go to Dr. Real as well he said I think we should give him a chance, since it was maybe 2 or 3 appts. I finally agreed. I had things going on in my life I wasn't telling Dr. Real. Finally, the tine came I couldn't hold back no longer, I told him everything; how I really felt, and what I was going thru.… See more

from Carolyn in AL February 23, 2014 for Timothy H. Real, MD

What a difference Dr. Real has made in my life. I have improved health wise with excellent medical care from him. I don't have to wait forever to see him, and he has the time to explain everything to me. The fee is nothing compared to the service I receive from him and his staff! He is such a dedicated and kind human being.

from Donna in AL February 17, 2014 for Timothy H. Real, MD

I've never looked forward to an annual visit to the doctor until Dr. Real. I leave feeling better about my physical and mental health because of his sincere, caring way of treating his patients. I think it must be that he has a beautiful soul and heart & his patients sense it. In the past, I've resisted sharing things about my health because I thought it was unimportant to a busy… See more

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year