Speaker, Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Dr. Behringer came to Huntsville in 1999. She graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in 1991 then finished her residency in Tuscaloosa in 1994 and completed her fellowship in OB/GYN in 1995. She enjoys operative obstetrics and women's health and has a strong interest in organized medicine and healthcare policy. Currently she is director of the medical student rural clerkship. When she is not working, Dr. Behringer enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son.
Family Medicine w/ Obstetrics Faculty (including surgical obstetrics)
Nancy Y. Blevins, M.D. joined the UAB Huntsville faculty in 2007 after twelve years of private practice in Tennessee. She earned her medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1992 then completed residency and additional obstetrics training at the UAB Huntsville in 1995. She was chief resident in her final year and entered rural private practice with an emphasis on women’s health, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Dr. Blevins is a certified instructor for both Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and S.T.A.B.L.E., a program for stabilizing and transporting the newborn, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has a strong interest in medical missions, and enjoys spending time with her husband and children, travel, movies, exercise, and church activities.
Marcia Chesebro, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Originally from Huntsville Dr. Chesebro attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, including two clinical years of medical school at the Huntsville Campus. She then completed her Family Medicine residency in the Tuscaloosa, AL program and stayed on faculty there for 7 years. She returned to Huntsville, joined a private practice group for five years then returned to academia in 1995. In 2003 she completed her MPH at UAB with emphasis on research design, critical review of the literature, and epidemiology. She has served in several roles at the Huntsville program including student clerkship director, residency program director, and chair of the department of family medicine. She also serves as Medical Director of Whitesburg Gardens Nursing Home.
Willie Chester, DO
Assistant ProfessorPast Director of the Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship
Family Medicine w/ Obstetrics Faculty (including surgical obstetrics)
Dr. Chester came to Huntsville from Tennessee in July 1999. Dr. Chester received a Master’s of Science degree in Microbiology in 1977 and worked as a research associated at Purdue University. He graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983 and completed his Family Practice residency (AOA) there in 1986. He completed a second Family Practice residency (AMA) at the Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia in 1997 and fellowship training in OB/Women's Health and Special Procedures in 1999. Dr. Chester is especially proud of his family history; he is a direct descendant of a genuine old-west Marshal and great, great nephew of the world’s first black aviator. He is currently a member of the Single Action Cowboy Association and participates in shooting competition on a regular basic. In addition, he rides his two horses regularly.
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
President, Alabama Academy of Family Physicians
President, Madison County Medical Society
Medical Director, North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps
Dr. Crestani came to Huntsville in 1999 after graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She completed her residency with the UAB Huntsville Family Medicine Residency Program in 2001 and was chief resident in her final year. She entered private practice in Huntsville and continued her involvement in organized medicine and teaching. In March 2008, Dr. Crestani returned to UAB as faculty. She continues her involvement in organized medicine with the County Medical Society and the Academy of Family Physicians. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, step-son, and training her dogs.
Marsha Daniell, MD
Family Medicine with Obstetrics Faculty
The University of Alabama system has been a part of Dr. Daniell's life since she became a student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville after graduating from high school. She then attended the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine, completing the first two years in Birmingham and the final two years in Huntsville. She was a Family Practice Resident at what was then called the University of Alabama in Huntsville School of Primary Medical Care - Huntsville Hospital Family Practice Residency. She completed her final year as Chief Resident and then joined the Family Medicine Faculty in 1989. Dr. Daniell is particularly interested in colposcopy and caring for families of all ages. She is busy with many activities with her husband and three children and enjoys walking, cooking, and sewing.
Tiffani Maycock, MD
Dr. Maycock graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. She extended her undergraduate medical training by one year to pursue an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Fellowship where she did clinical work, teaching and research in osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 2005 she completed Family Medicine Residency in Dayton, OH after serving as chief resident during her senior year. She completed the UAB-Huntsville Obstetrics fellowship in 2006 then stayed on in the Family Medicine department as faculty. She has a stong interest in community medicine and organizes community projects as well as the resident curriculum. In her “free time” she enjoys crocheting, hiking, camping and the other outdoor activities that are in abundant supply here in north Alabama.
Ralph Samlowski, MDAssociate Professor
Director, Student Clerkships in Family Medicine
Family Medicine with obstetrics Faculty
Dr. Ralph Samlowski came to Huntsville from Cincinnati, Ohio in the spring of 2002. Dr. Samlowski graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1988, and completed his Family Practice residency there in 1991. He enjoys the variety and breadth of patient care that Family Practice offers. He currently serves as the Director of Predoctoral Programs in Family Medicine. Dr. Samlowski also enjoys spending time with his family, fly-fishing, cooking and baking.
Laura Satcher, M.D. earned her medical degree at the University of South Alabama - College of Medicine in Mobile. She then completed both her Family Medicine Residency and an OB Fellowship at the University Of Alabama College Of Community Health Sciences (UACCHS) in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Satcher joined the Family Medicine faculty officially as an Assistant Professor in August 2007. Dr. Satcher is an active member of her church and several volunteer groups. She and her husband have two young sons who keep them busy.