Physicians: Madison

Sofia Aeschlimann, M.D
Dr. Sofia Aeschlimann was born in Puerto Rico to missionary physician parents. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Adventist University, a small Christian college below Ft. Worth, Texas. Dr. Aeschlimann then attended Loma Linda University Medical School, graduating in 1999. She completed 27 months of a family practice residency at East Tennessee State University before transferring to psychiatry. She completed a psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas in 2004. Dr. Aeschlimann has been in Alabama since 2004, first as primarily an inpatient doctor at Woodland Hills Behavioral Unit in Cullman, and currently as part of Alabama Psychiatric Services in Madison. She resides in Huntsville with her husband and son.

Roza Cieszkowski, M.D.
Dr. Roza Cieszkowski, a native of Poland, graduated from medical school in Lublin, Poland. In 1995, she entered Stony Brook University in New York where she completed the residency program in psychiatry. Dr. Cieszkowski has been working as an adult psychiatrist in Alabama since 1999, and has been with Alabama Psychiatric Services since 2006. Her personal interest is treatment of depression and OCD, but she has experience in treating different psychiatric disorders.

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.

Heath 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.

Daniel Swartz, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Swartz grew up in the Middle Tennessee area. After graduating from high school in Nashville he attended William and Mary in Virginia for undergraduate studies, but transferred to Indiana University where he graduated with a degree in business. He earned a Master’s in Physiology and Biophysics at Indiana University and stayed there for medical school. Dr. Swartz moved to Washington, D.C. to complete his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington Hospital, and then relocated back to Nashville for his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Swartz was in private practice for five years in Nashville until he made the decision to join Alabama Psychiatric Services office in Madison, Alabama.

Anika Wilson, M.D.
Dr. Anika Wilson completed her medical training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She then did an Internship in Pediatrics at the University of Alabama Birmingham, but changed to a combined Residency/Fellowship Program in General/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Wilson completed her general psychiatry residency in 2007 and her child and adolescent fellowship in 2008. She has been board certified in both fields since 2008 and 2009 respectively. Dr. Wilson joined Alabama Psychiatric Services in September 2008, and has a practice formed primarily on the child and adolescent population.