Dr. David McLain, MD

Dr. David McLain, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 70
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Dr. David McLain, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Tulane University Of Louisiana in 1974 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.Read his story

2229 Cahaba Valley Dr

Birmingham, AL 35242

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VIVA Health

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Dr. McLain's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLain treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McLain treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLain treats Sjögren's Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McLain treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sjögren Syndrome, Primary
  • Sjögren Syndrome, Secondary
  • Sjögren's Syndrome, Juvenile, Secondary to Autoimmune Disease
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLain treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McLain treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Dr. McLain's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis
Arthrocentesis
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Disorders
Bone Loss
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Connective Tissue Disorders
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
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
Herniated Disc
Hip Disorders
Hip Injury
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Knee Disorders
Knee Pain
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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
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
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Pain
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Chondromalacia
Systemic Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Tendonitis
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Wrist Pain

About Me

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. ...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 1979
    Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital
    1979
  • 1977
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1977
  • 1975
    Ochsner Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1975
  • 1974
    Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Medical School
    1974
  • 1970
    Northwestern
    Undergraduate School
    1970

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Order of Gold-Tipped Stethoscope, Senior Medicine Award, Tulane, 1974
  • Rheumatologist of the Year, Arthritis Foundation, AL Chapter, 1999
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2010
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2008
  • Elected to Fellowship, American College of Physicians, 1989
  • Founding Fellow, American College of Rheumatology, 1988
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Medical Association of the State of AL, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, Tulance University, 1973
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2010

Dr. McLain's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McLain

4.4

Based on 90 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(72)
4 Stars
4.444444444444445%
(4)
3 Stars
1.1111111111111112%
(1)
2 Stars
1.1111111111111112%
(1)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(12)

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I'VE USED DR MCLAIN FOR 5 YR AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HAPPY WITH HIM.THE WAY I WAS TREATED YESTERDAY WAS NOT RIGHT. I WAITED 6 MT'S FOR MY APPT YESTERDAY AND NEEDED A SHOT. I LIVE ABOUT AN HR FROM DR MCLAIN'S OFFICE. MY HUSBAND TOOK OFF FROM WORK SO HE COULD DRIVE ME AND SO DID I FOR THIS APPT. GIRL...Read More
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I have been seeing Dr. McClain for a couple years now and love him! He always takes time to listen and answer any questions. I always recommend him to others looking for a rheumatologist. I drive 2 1/2 hrs to see him but it is worth it.
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Dr. McLain is an excellent and caring doctor. He is very knowledgeable about Fibromyalgia. He listens to all my concerns, discusses treatment options and takes time with his patients. I often recommend Dr. McLain to friends and family. Thank you Dr. McLain for helping so many people!
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He is a knowledgable, caring physician. While he isn't on time with his appointments & you might have to wait an hour or more, he never rushes you when you are with him. Takes the time to listen to what is going on & does what he can to help. Best fibromyalgia doctor around, imho.
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Dr. McLain is wonderful. He listens and takes time to u derstand what is going on with you. His knowledge is amazing. He pretty much had my diagnosis before my labs were back. I highly recommend him. I am a nurse myself and always evaluating my medical care. I would not hesitate to refer any of my...Read More
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Locations

McLain Medical Associates, PC

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VIVA Health
VIVA Health HMO
VIVA Health PPO