Timothy H. Real, MD

Internal Medicine
4704 Cahaba River Road Suite A1
Birmingham, AL 35243 Get Directions
Timothy H. Real, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50 every 3 months **
825.00 every 6 months **
1,650.00 each 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

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Real

from Tommy in AL March 30, 2020 for Timothy H. Real, MD

He has always gone the extra mile to care for my overall health. When I had a lump in my neck Dr Real had me scheduled for an MRI with in two hours of him seeing me. I was diagnosed with cancer at the base of my tongue. He followed me closely through the entire chemo and radiation treatments.

from Ben in AL March 17, 2020 for Timothy H. Real, MD

I had experience a sudden condition where I experienced a total loss of my sense of smell. I had struggled with multiple yearly sinus infections most of my life.
Dr. Real in his concerned expertise took time to investigate the possibilities and ordered a lab test that revealed a immune deficiency and referred me to an immunologist for treatment. Other doctors always treated the symptoms… See more

from Barbaraodgekiss in AL March 14, 2020 for Timothy H. Real, MD

I leave town at least once a month to visit my husband at the V.A. Home 500 miles away. Being the age we are our Dr. means so much to us. I try to bring all my medications to carry me through the trip but several times I have needed Dr. Tim's advice and I call him no matter what time of day or night. One night very late I woke with terrible cramps in my legs and no matter what I did I could… See more

from ROBERT in AL March 12, 2020 for Timothy H. Real, MD

I met Dr. Real nearly 30 years ago as he was my parents physician. I needed a Primary Care doctor since we were new to the area and he kindly accepted me and my wife as patients. The most outstanding qualities of Dr. Real is his patience and concern - always willing to help - whenever a health issue needs to be addressed. He never gives you the feeling you are taking up too much of his time… See more

from Bob in AL March 10, 2020 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Tim is one of the best physicians I have ever been associated with. He is not only professional, he is aware of other people who have talent and skills, and he is happy to refer to guarantee the best service available. I understand that all our days are numbered. However Tim makes life more enjoyable, regardless of the circumstances. It’s a blessing to have him in our lives. And his staff… See more

from Donna in AL March 10, 2020 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Dr. Real has been my dr. for decades now. I wouldn't even consider having any other Internist along with the staff he has. It was the summer of 2019 and I had 3 back surgeries within a 5 month period. After one of my surgeries I became extremely sick and had to be taken to the ER where I was admitted quickly. Soon afterwards I developed 104 temp and nothing seemed to bring it down. So out I… See more

from Pam in AL March 17, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Dr. Real and his staff are wonderful. He is thorough and explains everything so I can understand it. I love that I never have a wait time and they always remind me to make my follow up apppontment. When I had my shoulder replacement surgery, he took time to come by the hospital and check on me!

from Bettye Ann in AL March 14, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Dr. Real,
Cant thank you enough for the many years of outstanding healthcare youve provided to me. We go waaaaay back! Youre not just my doctor, youre a friend. So thankful I found you those many years ago!
Also thankful for Lucy and JoAnne.
They are the epitome of efficiency!
Gratefully, Bettye A.