About Tyler Green, MD

Get to know your doctor.

Tyler Green is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He was born and raised in Huntsville, where his family resides.

Dear Patient,

 

With tremendous gratitude and excitement, I write to introduce myself hoping that you will consider me for the opportunity to be your primary care physician.  Whether you are establishing care with a doctor for the first time or are transitioning from another provider, I assure you that we will do all in our power to make the transition seamless and provide you with an exceptional experience as a patient.  I'll share a bit about my background to help you understand the passions that influence the way I practice medicine.

Educational Background

I graduated from Grissom High School and then earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Duke University.  After college, I developed digital learning and assessment products for the respective entrance exams to medical, dental, pharmacy, and optometry schools for Kaplan Test Prep at their home office in Times Square.   I then studied the molecular mechanisms of human nutrition at Columbia University in the City of New York and earned a Master of Science before attending the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.  I spent five years doing academic research with lab teams at Duke, Columbia, and UAB on the transforming growth factor-beta signaling pathway, and had the good luck to publish some findings in the journal Carcinogenesis.

Professional Training and Experience

I completed internship and residency training in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital, and the Dallas VA Medical Center.  After residency, I began practicing as a hospitalist and medical director at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro.

Philosophy of Care

I am a fanatic about providing a personalized patient educational experience.  I genuinely enjoy the process of using relationship-driven primary care medicine to learn how you as my patient view your health, so I can communicate in terms that meet you at your own personal level of understanding. This makes it possible for you to share the decision-making with your doctor while I try to lead you on a clear, rational, compassionate path through the health-related challenges you face in life.  Tests and medications are helpful for addressing many illnesses, but not all of them, and my role is to educate you on our best options based upon the standard of care and the available medical evidence, so that you can make a personalized decision that minimizes unnecessary intrusions on your priorities and puts you into optimal position to achieve your unique goals.  I recognize that the best option may not be the same for every patient.  Put succinctly, under my care, you remain the boss of your healthcare, and I will equip you to be the very best you can be in that role by offering you a sound scientific basis for our shared decision-making.  Because food is such an integral part of our lives, and scientifically unsound advice about diet is so ubiquitous, I am also passionate about leveraging my training in nutrition to help you decide what to eat based upon the available scientific evidence rather than fad or marketing.

I'll take care of you in the hospital, too.

I believe that a patient ill enough to be admitted to the hospital is best cared for by her primary care physician, which is why, if you are hospitalized with a stressful bout of acute illness, I will take pride in serving whenever possible as your attending physician in the hospital, bringing my experience in hospital medicine to your service along with the comfort of familiarity and the safety of continuity.  I hope you sense my excitement at embarking on this journey with you.  Should you do me the honor of allowing me to serve as your physician, I will be eager to shake your hand and learn first and foremost about your values, your priorities, and your goals.  Then we will set about building a therapeutic alliance that I hope will grow into a personal relationship that will endure for decades to come; outstanding primary care will be merely a tool we use together to optimize your health so we can honor and achieve the things that make your life worth living.

Sincerely yours,

Tyler Green