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Called to Serve at Henderson & Walton Women’s Center: Lucy Sanders, MD

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For Dr. Lucy Sanders, her profession as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist is much more than a job or even a career. “I feel like it’s definitely a calling. I believe the service part of being a physician- taking care of people- is what I am led to do,” Dr. Sanders says. Her faith impacts how she interacts with patients. “I pray for patients, and I pray with patients. I feel that this gives a holistic approach to taking care of people.”

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Dr. Lucy Sanders received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She returned home to Alabama to attend the University of Alabama School of Medicine where she received her Medical Degree and completed her residency training. She sees patients at HWWC’s Birmingham and Tuscaloosa locations.

Dr. Sanders’ time at Henderson & Walton Women’s Center (HWWC), P.C. didn’t begin when she joined the practice more than one year ago. In fact, Dr. Sanders was born at St. Vincents Hospital via Henderson & Walton! “I was also a patient for years before entering medical school, so it was an easy decision to start working at Henderson & Walton,” she explains.

Dr. Sanders is the daughter of long time Birmingham Pediatrician, Dr. Bill Johnston. His legacy inspired her to become a physician. “I loved watching him interact with his patients and going out in the community and running into his patients,” she says, adding, “He seemed to really love what he did. It’s kind of like a family business; it motivated me to try to pursue the same kind of career and that was medicine for me as well.”

Dr. Sanders is passionate about connecting with patients and helping them navigate their personal health journeys. “I love being able to develop relationships with my patients,” she says.

HendersonWalton LOGOFor more than 30 years, Henderson & Walton Women’s Center has been specializing in women’s health care in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. All the OB/GYN physicians, including Dr. Sanders, are board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. For patient convenience, HWWC sees patients in Birmingham, Alabaster, Chelsea, Cullman, Rainbow City/Gadsden, Jasper and Tuscaloosa. To learn more about Dr. Sanders and the team of physicians and staff at Henderson & Walton Women’s Center, P.C., visit www.hwwc.net or call 205-930-1800.

-Melissa Armstrong 

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