Dr. Gilbert F. Douglas, IV, D.O.


Dr. Douglas completed his training in the Baptist Health System and is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been in private practice at St. Vincent’s East since 2009, practicing general internal medicine. He has served as the chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Vincent’s East and currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Vincent’s Physician’s Alliance and St. Vincent’s Foundation. He joined the Norwood Clinic, Inc. staff in July 2016 and is now practicing at their Gardendale, AL location.

Dr. Douglas strongly believes in the benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment. He considers the impact that lifestyle and community have on the health of each individual and strives to help his patients break down barriers to good health. Dr. Douglas enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and four children.

* D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathy and represents a physician trained through an Osteopathic Medical School.
Samford University – B.S. in Biochemistry
Georgetown University – Masters in Biochemistry
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – medical degree

Internal Medicine

Emily Entrekin, CRNP


Emily Entrekin, CRNP is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from UAB with a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in family practice. She is originally from Tuscaloosa and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama, Roll Tide! Before becoming an NP she worked as an RN at UAB for 5 years. Emily joined Norwood Clinic in 2019 at After Hours in Fultondale and recently transitioned to primary care. She has enjoyed building relationships with the patients of Gardendale Primary Care and is looking forward to getting to know everyone! She is available to see patients under Dr. Douglas’s care for follow-up visits or any acute needs. When she’s not at work she enjoys time with family, home projects, traveling, and exploring local shops and restaurants in Birmingham.

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  • I actually enjoy coming to the doctor. I feel at home, and he actually listens and spends more than 5 minutes with me. If you're looking for a primary doctor, this is the place!

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