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PMD Advisory Committee

The Preferred Medical Doctor (PMD) Advisory Committee was created to serve as the principal liaison between Preferred Care network physicians and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The Committee is most valuable for its ability to represent the physicians in their district by giving advice and making recommendations to Blue Cross concerning:

Physician committee members are elected and serve a three-year term.

Be sure to contact your district's representative for items you would like discussed during the meetings. The PMD Advisory Committee meets on a quarterly basis. Following is the current list of PMD Advisory Committee members and their contact information:

District I
William C. Gewin, MD
(Pulmonary Diseases)
1700 Springhill Avenue
Suite 100
Mobile, Alabama 36604-1403
251-435-1200
wcgewin@bellsouth.net

District II
Donavon L. Wewers, MD
(Internal Medicine)
1118 Ross Clark Circle
Suite 100
Dothan, Alabama 36301-3023
334-794-1148
drdonavon@yahoo.com

District III
W. Stites Whatley, MD
(Otolaryngology)
1965 First Avenue
Opelika, Alabama 36801-5403
334-705-0012
swhatley@eaent.com

District IV
Lucian Newman III, MD (Chairman)
(General Surgery)
419 South 5th Street
Gadsden, Alabama 35901-5102
256-543-1253
ln3@comcast.net

District V
Ray A. Fambrough, MD
(Orthopedic Surgery)
927 Franklin Street SE
Huntsville, Alabama 35801-4301
256-533-2460
drfambrough@visittoc.com

District VI
Emily Ann Boohaker, MD
(Internal Medicine)
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233-2110
205-801-7820
eboohaker@uabmc.edu

District VII
Ross B. Vaughn, MD
(Internal Medicine)
809 University Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401-2029
205-759-2582
rbvaughnmd@comcast.net