Physicians: Dothan

Stephanie Parrish, M.D.
Dr. Stephanie Parrish is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her Masters degree in Social Work. She worked as a social worker in the Cincinnati area until going onto medical school. She received her MD from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Parrish completed three years of the Psychiatric Residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. Following her husband’s military transfer she completed her training in Temple, TX graduating from the Psychiatric Residency program at Texas A&M, Scott and White.

Sam C. West, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. West was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but grew up in Atlanta, where he attended Emory University. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1969 and then entered the Medical Scientist program, earning his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1974 and M.D. degree in 1975. Dr. West then completed an internship in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston followed by his residency in psychiatry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville from 1975 until 1979. He was in the private practice of psychiatry in Dothan from 1979 until he joined Alabama Psychiatric Services in July 2007. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Alabama Psychiatric Society, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and the Houston County Medical Society. Dr. West served as president of the Alabama Psychiatric Society from 1999 until 2000. He has served on the Physician’s Health Committee of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and was chairman of the committee from 1997 until 1998. Dr. West has previously served as Medical Director of Charter Woods Hospital in Dothan and of the Behavioral Medicine Unit at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center.