Physicians: Decatur

M. Meriwether Brown, M.D.
M. Meriwether Brown, MD received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut. She then attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and went on to train in general psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. To study child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Brown returned east to the Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital fellowship. She completed two years of sub-specialty training and served as co-chief fellow in her second year. Dr. Brown is board certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Suk B. Fields, M.D.
Dr. Suk B. Fields is a general adult psychiatrist. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Carolina and completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of South Carolina/William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute. He joined Alabama Psychiatric Services in 1997 and has practiced in both the Birmingham and Florence APS offices. He currently practices in the Decatur APS office. Dr Dr. Fields is board certified in general adult psychiatry.

Daniel Laeupple, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Laeupple received his undergraduate degree in 1987 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and his medical degree in 1992 from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Dr. Laeupple completed training in general psychiatry at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia in 1996. He served as an adult psychiatrist in the U.S. Army Medical Corps until 2000. After leaving the U.S. Army, Dr. Laeupple has served as an adult psychiatrist in the North Alabama community. His service has included a wide variety of outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings prior to joining Alabama Psychiatric Services in 2007.

Health Penland, M.D.
Dr. Heath Penland was raised in Texas, and received his undergraduate degrees magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1997, including a B.S. in Bioengineering and a B.A. in Psychology. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 2001. Dr. Penland completed residency training in general psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in 2005, and fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Penland treats general adult and geriatric patients with a variety of neuropsychiatric and substance abuse problems, with experience in settings including: outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment. Dr. Penland spent two years in private practice in northeast Texas before moving to Alabama to work with Alabama Psychiatric Services in 2008. Dr. Penland is ABPN Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.