New Family Medicine Practice Opens in Fairhope

MOBILE – Providence Medical Group, the physician network of Providence Hospital, is expanding to the Eastern Shore with a new office in Fairhope and a new name. The new practice, located at 411 North Section Street, Suite B, opens Nov. 1 as Ascension Medical Group Providence at Fairhope.

The new office is the most recent addition to the growing group of physician practices. Earlier this year, new specialty care practices were opened for pediatrics, ENT and facial plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Julia Ellison, DO, will practice family medicine in the Fairhope office. Dr. Ellison, who lives with her husband and children in Fairhope, has been on staff in the Providence Medical Group – Saraland office since January. She earned her doctor of osteopathy degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of South Alabama.  She is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Ellison has special interest in preventative care for children and adults, diabetes prevention and care, and the treatment of both chronic and acute illnesses and injuries.

Dr. Ellison is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling 251-660-3470 or online at

Providence Medical Group has just started a transition to a new name -- Ascension Medical Group Providence. It is the area's largest non-profit network of primary care and specialty physicians with more than 20 locations across South Alabama and Southern Mississippi and 70 physicians from specialties including family medicine, endocrinology, general surgery, radiation oncology and more. More information is available at

About Providence

On the Gulf Coast, Providence based in Mobile, Alabama, and Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Providence, visit


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