Music therapy is the use of music, based on proven research and provided by trained medical professionals, to promote healing and recovery from medical conditions or procedures. Music therapists evaluate a patient’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being through observation and clinical assessment with the patient and his or her caregivers. This evaluation is then used to create a plan of care that helps patients achieve specific therapeutic goals.
In a hospital setting, these goals may include reducing pain; decreasing anxiety, stress, and depression; improving vital signs; and promoting positive mood changes that help the patient cope. Music therapy also may help improve patients’ physical mobility and motor skills, assist them in recovering verbal and language skills, and enhance memory and attentiveness. In addition, music therapy can provide emotional support for families and caregivers.
UAB’s Medical Music Therapy Program was created in 1999 as part of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is one of the largest programs of its kind in the southeast. Our board-certified music therapists have different backgrounds, skills, and experiences that help them evaluate and treat patients based on their specific needs and preferences. These therapists serve patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and conditions and in multiple areas within UAB, including General Acute Care, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the Palliative and Comfort Care Unit, the Center for Psychiatric Medicine, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
UAB OBGYN and Maternity Care Expands to Hoover
The expert care you've come to expect from UAB Women & Infants Services is coming to Hoover. Beginning April 22, UAB OB/GYN will bring its nationally ranked OB/GYN care to the current UAB Medicine Hoover location. The office will serve current and new UAB Medicine patients.
"Our Hoover patients will have access to the same services they would get at the main UAB campus with the convenience of being closer to home," says UAB OBGYN Heather Greer, MD.
Dr. Greer and Nurse Practitioner Kathy Hudspeth will staff the OB/GYN clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and provide the following services:
Routine and complex gynecologic care
UAB OB/GYN offers comprehensive women's health care ranging from routine obstetric and gynecology care to complex gynecological concerns. When you establish a relationship with our doctors, you can carry that relationship throughout your lifetime.
Request an appointment at UAB OBGYN Hoover or call 205.996.3130 to learn more.
UAB Maternity Clinic
"We are excited to be able to provide services in Hoover with the same care and level of expertise that we do at our UAB location," says Joseph Biggio, MD, director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine .
Obstetric care will be offered for women who have or qualify for Maternity Medicaid on Mondays and Thursdays. Services include:
Care coordination and case management
When the time comes, patients will deliver their babies in our state-of-the-art Women & Infants Center , staffed by a team of obstetric specialists providing 24-hour personal care. Should the need arise, the team has instant access to Alabama's most advanced nursery, the UAB Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit , as well as the resources available at the new Children's of Alabama Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, connected by sky bridge.
Learn more about the services provided at the UAB Maternity Clinic »
To make a Maternity Care appointment in Hoover, call 205.930.1174
UAB Medicine Hoover is conveniently located at:
Lake Crest Centre
2321 Highway 150, Suite 201
Hoover, AL 35244