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 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.

from Cindy in AL March 7, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Tim, JoAnn and Lucy are like FAMILY!

Is it possible to LOOK FORWARD to going to the doctor?!?

Love this team!

from Helen M. in AL March 7, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD
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I can honestly say that we have enjoyed our visits with Tim Real so much more since he went with MDVIP. He has always (25 years) been a special person to us and has been a true physician in every sense of the word. He treats us medically, laughs with/at us, grieves with us, and fusses when needed. It is comforting to know he can be reached 24/7. This is important when you are in your 80s… See more

from Laraine in AL March 4, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Dr. Real is always there for both me and my husband! We travel a lot. For some reason, when we are in Boca Raton, Florida, visiting children and grandkids, I always get sick or injured. It's such a comfort to know that all I have to do is call Dr. Real at anytime day or night, weekday or weekend, and he will help me out and guide me in the right direction. I can send him a picture of my… See more

from Gloria in AL March 1, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD

We've been MDVIP members for several years now and are very pleased. Dr Real is an exceptionally gifted physician. Lucy and JoAnne are professional, proficient prompt and kind. Our hope is that Dr Real and his staff will stay happy and healthy and continuing working for many many years.
Pete & Gloria Russell

from Pat (Marvin) in AL March 1, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Doctor Tim Real knows that healing takes more than just giving the right medication or doing the right procedure. He has been an invaluable support to me and my family during some extremely difficult times when we went through several life-threatening situations. He listens and knows how to comfort us when the only hope for cure comes from above. He was a strong councilor for me when my… See more

from Craig in AL February 28, 2018 for Timothy H. Real, MD

Dr. Real seems to have been our doctor forever - yet he and I both still look and feel so young ! :) We call him Tim since we've known him for over 30 years dating back to when we were young marrieds at the same church in Birmingham. Of course we followed Tim to his MDVIP practice, and we have never regretted it. I guess the biggest thing he has done for us was help diagnose the… See more