Dr. David A. McLain, MD

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Dr. David A. McLain, MD

Rheumatology | Male

McLain Medical Associates, PC 2229 Cahaba Valley Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242 Get Directions
(205) 991-8996

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      4.5 based on 77 responses
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      Experience with Dr. McLain
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (77)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (77)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. McLain's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (77)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        31 – 45 minutes (74)
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      Dr. McLain says

      The "wait time" issue should improve with the consolidation of my two offices. I will no longer be at the Brookwood office as of Monday,October 31, 2011 and will no longer have to commute from my home in Shelby County to Brookwood. We are committed to improving service to our patients.

      in Anniston al |
      I have seen dr Mclain for almost two years .I drive an hour to see him. I have lupus and before him I two local rheumatologist that were not helping my condition or ordering the correct blood work .He had me almost diagnosed the fist visit and when my blood work came back it was positive for lupus. He is a good doctor and thanks to him I get the treatment I need.
      in Anniston |
      I have had fibromyalgia for 19 years. I have never seen a more caring or concerned doctor in my life. He was truly interested in listening to my needs and helping me with my pain. Thank you Dr McLain, you have helped me to get some quality of my life back. May God Bless You.
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      Specialties

      • Rheumatology

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      • Internal Medicine
      • Rheumatology

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
      • Arthritis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Behçet's Disease
      • Bone Disorders
      • Bone Loss
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Connective Tissue Disorders
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Dermatomyositis
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Pain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Fever
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot and Ankle Disorders
      • Foot and Ankle Injuries
      • Foot Conditions
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Pain
      • Hashimoto's Disease
      • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Disorders
      • Hip Injury
      • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Pain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lupus
      • Muscle Weakness
      • Musculoskeletal Disorders
      • Neck Pain
      • Neurological Injuries
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
      • Polymyositis
      • Psoriatic Arthritis
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Raynaud's Disease
      • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Scleroderma
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Still's Disease
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Systemic Vasculitis
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Tendonitis
      • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
      • Trigger Finger
      • Vascular Disease
      • Wegener's Granulomatosis
      • Wrist Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • Arthrocentesis
      • Bone Density Scan
      • Chronic Pain Management
      • Joint Drainage
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Steroid Injection
      • Tendon and Bursa Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      • 0
        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Tulane University of Louisiana

        Graduated in 1974

      • Internship Hospital
        Ochsner Medical Center

        Completed in 1975

      • Residency Hospital
        Barnes-Jewish Hospital

        Completed in 1977

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Washington University

        Completed in 1979

      • Undergraduate School
        Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1970

      Awards & Recognition

      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. McLain's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Rheumatology
      • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
      • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. McLain's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

      Experience with Dr. McLain

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. McLain's Care Philosophy

      I strive to give my patients the best care and to discover their problem and find a treatment that will improve their condition. I treat my patients as I would my own family using the most up-to-date therapies and the best consultants, as needed. With being the symposium director of the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology, I am exposed to the latest and best in rheumatology through interaction with world rheumatology leaders.

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      Dr. McLain says...

      The "wait time" issue should improve with the consolidation of my two offices. I will no longer be at the Brookwood office as of Monday,October 31, 2011 and will no longer have to commute from my home in Shelby County to Brookwood. We are committed to improving service to our patients.