MedHelp is now offering Wellness and Preventive Medicine to both men and women in the Birmingham area. As custodian of records for Dr. James McMinn, former McMinn Clinic patients can seamlessly transition their care to MedHelp at our new clinic.
Wellness and Preventive Medicine at MedHelp
Through Wellness and Preventive Medicine at MedHelp, we’re offering holistic healthcare designed to address the root cause of your health issues. Rather than just treating your symptoms, our providers want to see patients grow in overall wellness and improve their quality of life.
Both men and women can benefit from wellness and preventive medicine. This service is especially beneficial for individuals who are looking for a provider who will listen and take their symptoms seriously, and who is willing to take a holistic approach to help them feel better.
Our Wellness and Preventive Medicine clinic is located at MedHelp Women’s and Wellness. Next door to our Lakeshore urgent care clinic in Homewood, our wellness clinic is easy to access and is just off the Lakeshore exit of Interstate 65. Free parking is available just steps from the clinic entrance.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or email Amy Wedlund.
MedHelp is serving as the custodian of your medical records. If you want to continue your care at MedHelp, your records are already here - there’s nothing you need to do. Simply email Amy Wedlund to schedule an appointment. If you’d like to establish care with another provider, please download and complete the records release form. Email your completed form to Amy.
Our wellness services are designed to help patients improve their quality of life as our providers partner with them for better health.
Our services include:
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). We use several forms of BHRT, including creams, pellets, patches, and pills.
- Thyroid Management. Helping both men and women with hypothyroid conditions.
- Diet and Nutrition Counseling. Work with our functional nutritionist, Jennifer Carter, to heal your gut and reduce inflammation.
- Nutritional Supplements. Prescription-grade supplements targeted to your specific needs. We use Fullscript to deliver supplements straight to your door.
- Weight Loss. Common-sense solutions that work to help patients lose weight and live healthier lives
- On-site Laboratory. We can perform all labs in-house, either before you see the doctor or at your scheduled appointment.
What to Expect at your Wellness Visit
When you arrive for your Wellness and Preventive Medicine visit, you’ll check in at MedHelp Women’s and Wellness. Our quiet and comfortable waiting room and offices are completely separate from the Lakeshore urgent care clinic. Dr. McMinn's former patients will see a familiar face around the office: his Practice Administrator, Amy Wedlund, has joined our clinic and will be managing the transition of all previous McMinn Clinic patients.
The providers at our clinic will listen to you and take your concerns seriously. Your initial office visit will take about 30 minutes: we don’t want any patient to feel rushed. We have a lab onsite for any lab testing you may need, so there’s no need to schedule a separate appointment for labs. After your visit, you’ll have a concrete treatment plan that may include BHRT, gut health, sleep hygiene, weight loss, and natural supplements.
To ensure that you get the time you deserve with your doctor, all Wellness and Preventive Medicine appointments will be cash pay only. Wherever possible, we will bill your insurance for necessary lab work. For more information about the cost of your visit, please email Amy Wedlund.
Dr. Ashley Tamucci
Dr. Ashley Tamucci is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a practicing gynecologist, she has worked with patients to improve their health through wellness and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Renee Naugher
Dr. Renee Naugher is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner with over 30 years of experience in all areas of healthcare. She received her DNP in 2013 from Troy State University and her ARNP degree from UAB in 1996. For the past 9 years, Dr. Naugher has practiced in Wellness and Integrative Medicine alongside Dr. James McMinn. In February 2023, she joined with Dr. Ashley Tamucci at MedHelp to continue her focus on wellness and integrative healthcare solutions.
Katie Taylor, CRNP
Katie Taylor, a family nurse practitioner, is dedicated to patient-centered, comprehensive, and individualized care for all of her patients. She is a member of the Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association and is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.