USA Health Pediatrics expands with the addition of Michael Strickland, M.D.
Pediatrician Michael Strickland, M.D., is accepting new patients at USA Health offices in Mobile and Fairhope.
By Casandra Andrews
USA Health Pediatrics is expanding its medical practices in Mobile and Baldwin counties with the addition of Michael Strickland, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician with more than two decades of experience caring for children.
“Dr. Strickland’s skills and compassionate bedside manner make him an excellent addition to our talented healthcare team,” said David A. Gremse, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist who is professor and chair of pediatrics at USA Health. “He has a real heart for taking care of children with medically complex health issues, helping to ensure parents and caregivers feel supported as they navigate that journey.”
After working in private practice in Mobile, Strickland said he made the move to USA Health to be part of an academic health system. “I love teaching – always have, even since residency, where you could pass on some knowledge to medical students,” said Strickland, who will hold the academic title of associate professor of pediatrics at the Whiddon College of Medicine. “And teaching is a two-way street, so you can help mold and fashion new physicians who will ultimately be your colleagues.”
Strickland received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, then earned his medical degree from the Whiddon College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at USA Health, where he served as pediatric chief resident. Beginning in 2016, he became an adjunct clinical faculty member for the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, serving as a third-year pediatric clerkship preceptor. His medical interests include wellness and preventive medicine.
“I think, day in and day out, the most important things I do are vaccinating children and preventing deadly illnesses,” he said. “I also strive to carefully follow each child’s development so that any delays are noticed as early as possible to get the best therapies available early on, so a child has the best outcomes possible.”
A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Strickland has served as president of the Mobile Pediatric Society. In 2014, he was named Best Pediatrician in Lagniappe’s Nappie Awards.
“I love building relationships with families, and seeing families and children grow over the years,” he said. “It is an absolute honor that people entrust me with the care of their children. And I take that privilege very seriously.”
Strickland is accepting new patients at the USA Health Strada Patient Care Center in midtown Mobile and at the USA Health Mapp Family Campus near Fairhope. He is offering separate clinics at both locations for children with special medical needs. To make an appointment, call (251) 410-5437.