Marquis Top Business Owners

Whitney E. West, MD

Title: Physician
Company: Helen Keller Hospital
Location: Madison, Alabama, United States

Whitney E. West, MD, Physician at Helen Keller Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare administration.

With nearly 20 years of experience to her credit, Dr. West has excelled as the owner and operator of numerous private practices in the field of medicine. She established her inaugural private practice, Essential Health PC, in Huntsville, Alabama in 2004, serving as the president, physician and owner until 2013. Soon thereafter, she was active as a physician and owner of Premier OBGYN LLC from 2013 to 2014 and South Huntsville OBGYN from 2014 to 2018. With a proven track record as an administrator and healthcare professional, Dr. West hopes to establish her fourth private practice in 2024.

Driven by her desire to help underserved populations, Dr. West was affiliated with the National Service Corps following the completion of her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 2001. Outside of her work as a business owner, she practiced medicine as a consultant physician with Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University from 2004 to 2012, a physician at Huntsville Hospital from 2018 to 2022, and a physician with Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama since 2023. Throughout her career, Dr. West has been credited with creating the first and only OBGYN practice in Crestwood as well as the outpatient clinic at Huntsville Hospital.

Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. West pursued an education at Howard University, from which she earned a Bachelor of Science. She concluded her studies at Meharry Medical College in 1997, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine. A member of the National Medical Association and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, she has been proudly designated as a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Academy of Integrative Health in Medicine. Notably, Dr. West has attributed her success to her unwavering focus on providing excellent patient care, which was derived from her genuine desire to help others as a physician.

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