Medical Associates on Cloverdale

Artist‘s rendering of Medical Associates’ building on Cloverdale Rd in Florence.

SHEFFIELD — Medical Associates of the Shoals, P.C., last week broke ground on a new 6,300 square-foot medical facility on Cloverdale Road in Florence.  The state-of-the-art facility will provide primary care as well as walk-in urgent care.   

Medical Associates of the Shoals-Cloverdale will be staffed with a full-time physician, nurse practitioners, and a full support staff.

“My partners and I are excited to begin caring for patients in the Cloverdale and Florence area,” said Joshua Vacik, M.D., a Medical Associates physician. “When we began envisioning this location, our goal was to have a modern, comfortable, and accessible facility with which to provide the highest level of healthcare.  Thanks to the great work of our architect and contractor, we will realize that goal.  We are humbled and grateful for the warm reception we have received from the community and neighboring businesses,” he added.  

Completion is scheduled in summer of 2022.

Medical Associates of the Shoals, P.C., is a group of seven primary care physicians who have been caring for Shoals patients for over 25 years. Their focus is optimizing each patient’s health by providing compassionate and quality care. 

Medical Associates of the Shoals-Cloverdale creates a fifth health care facility under the MAS umbrella, joining Medical Associates of the Shoals-Sheffield, Medical Associates of the Shoals-Greenhill, Express Care of the Shoals, and AtLast Medical Weight Loss.  

The physicians are: 

Brad McAnalley, MD, FACP 

Brian Richards, DO

Courtney Bowen, MD 

Jack McLendon, MD, FACP

Jeremy Thompson, MD, FAAFP 

Josh Vacik, MD, FACP 

and Robert Dickson, DO  

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