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W. Gardner Rowell, MD

Medical education:
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (1982)

Board certifications:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
J Dewayne Tooson, MD
J. DeWayne Tooson, MD, FACP, FACG, CPE

Dr. Tooson specializes in gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer prevention, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Tooson serves on the clinical faculty of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He also serves as chief administrative officer of North River Surgical Center. Dr. Tooson has hospital privileges at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Jennifer Palmer, MD
Jennifer R. Palmer, MD

Jennifer Palmer, MD joined GI Associates of West Alabama in August 2015. She received her undergraduate from Louisiana State University and went on to medical school at Louisiana State University at Shreveport. She completed internship and residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her fellowship was performed at University of Texas at Houston. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She is a member of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy (ASGE). She is the Director of Endoscopy at DCH Regional Hospital in Tuscaloosa. She performs upper endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy, but also specializes in diagnostic Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

C. Donald Howe, MD, PharmD
C. Donald Howe, MD, PharmD

Dr. Howe graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis in 1987. He works in Tuscaloosa, AL and specializes in Gastroenterology. Dr. Howe has hospital privileges at DCH Regional Medical Center.

S B Sundar, MD
S. B. Sundar, MD

Dr. Sundar graduated from Madras Medical College, Chennai. He has received the Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014) and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award (2012, 2014).