Notice to our Patients:

Alabama Digestive Diseases P.C. will be re-structuring their gastroenterology practice as of January 1, 2017.

  • Dr. Richard T. McGlaughlin and Shelley Moreland, Certified Nurse Practitioner, will continue their practice as Alabama Digestive Diseases, P.C. at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, and can be reached here.
  • Dr. Gary A. Mollengarden, Dr. Joseph B. Luttrell, and Dr. Jeffery L. Jones will be re-locating their practice exclusively to UAB Medical West, Bessemer, as Medical West Gastroenterology and can be reached here.
  • Dr. Charles A. Gonzalez will be retiring, but he is encouraging his patients to continue their care with one of these groups.


Your medical records will remain available at both the Bessemer and Birmingham practices. Your medical reminders will continue to be mailed to you in a timely manner.


We recognize that any change in medical care is always difficult, and we will do our best to make this a smooth transition. Please feel free to contact either office with any questions or concerns.



Who will be my medical provider if I stay at Alabama Digestive Disease?

Your medical records will remain in the office with Dr. Richard McGlaughlin and Shelley Moreland, FNP. They will be happy to care for you.

What if I'm a patient of Dr. Luttrell, Dr. Mollengarden, Dr. Jones or Dr. Gonzalez and I want to stay at St. Vincent's?

Dr. McGlaughlin and Shelley Moreland, NP will take care of you. If you are a current patient receiving prescription medications and need a refill, please call 205.933.2691.

Why the change in the practice?

Dr. Gonazalez retired. The remaining doctors could not adequately cover all five locations so the practice was consolidated to two locations to better focus on your care. Please feel free to contact our office with any of your concerns.

What will happen to my medical records?

Medical records will remain available at the St. Vincent’s and UAB West office. No changes will be made unless you specifically request a transfer. A release of protected health information form can be found under the Patient Information tab.

What can I do if I have questions?

Call our office at 205.933.2691 or send a message through the patient portal for any concerns. 

What if I am currently on Remicade, Humira or Entyvio and I have never seen Dr. McGlaughlin or Shelley Moreland, FNP?

If you are currently receiving Remicade or Entyvio infusions or receive Humira injections, you will need to contact the office to make an appointment with Dr. McGlaughlin or Shelley Moreland, FNP. This is vital for additional refills and continued continuity of care.

Where can I find more information about Dr. Luttrell’s, Dr. Mollengarden’s and Dr. Jones’ practice at UAB Medical West?

Dr. Joe Luttrell, Dr. Gary Mollengarden and Dr. Jeff Jones have joined the medical staff of UAB West. More information is found at the hospital website.