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About the Health Officer

David Hicks, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. David Hicks is a board-certified family medicine physician and serves as Health Officer at the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH). At JCDH he served as Deputy Health Officer, Incident Commander for JCDH’s COVID-19 response efforts, and was Medical Director of Adult Health & Family Planning.

Before working at the health department, Dr. Hicks oversaw five clinic locations as Chief Medical Officer at Birmingham Health Care. He also has provided medical care in various settings, including urgent care clinics, correctional facilities, and an academic health system. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of Alabama’s Rural Medical Service Awards Advisory Board. Dr. Hicks is a Leadership Birmingham graduate, former Chairman of Alabama’s STD Medical Advisory Council, Freshwater Land Trust Red Rock Committee member, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham member, and UAB School of Public Health’s Community Engagement Council associate. In 2021, he received the NAACP Metro Birmingham Branch’s Community Trailblazer Award. In 2024, he received the Medical Association of the State of Alabama’s William Henry Sanders Award.

Dr. Hicks earned a Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and was a National Institutes of Health Fogarty MIRT Program research trainee at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He later earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Christiana Care Health System where he also served as Chief Resident.

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 588-5234

(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call (205) 588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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