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The History of D.W. McMillan Medical Center

The D.W. McMillan Medical Center was first organized as the D.W. McMillan Medical Center (BMC) and was founded in August, 1956 by Frank Phillipi, MD, Robert E. Low, MD, Emile O. Scharnitzky, MD and Eric Strandell, MD all of whom believed they could best serve the healthcare needs of the Brewton Community if they worked together as a group. The D.W. McMillan Medical Center (BMC) was first located at 1311 McMillan Ave in Brewton directly behind D. W. McMillan Memorial Hospital. It was at this location that the professional ranks grew to six physicians with Family Medicine being its primary concern. Obstetric and Gynecological services were added in 1988.

The Medical Center moved to its current state of the art location at 1121 Belleville Avenue in April, 1998. Then in 1999 Pediatric and Cardiology Services were added. The D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital purchased the D.W. McMillan Medical Center (BMC) in August of 2020. Today our professional staff has grown to family physicians, OB/Gyn, Pediatrics and additional nurse practitioners.

We also welcome visiting specialists that see patients upon referral: Santa Rosa Orthopedics, SEC Lung, Bayside Orthopedics, Southeast Vascular, Nephrology Associates of Gulf Coast, and Renalus Center for Kidney Care.