John R. Sands, M.D.

Hometown
St. Louis, MO

Practicing Pediatrics in Alabama since
1987

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Training
University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medical Center

Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology - St. Mary’s University, San Antonio TX
Post Graduate Work – University of Missouri – St. Louis
Doctor of Medicine – University of Missouri – Columbia

Professional Societies
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Mobile County Pediatric Society

Personal Statement
After being raised in the Midwest and completing my pediatric training at the University of Kentucky in Lexington my wife and I moved to Mobile in 1987.  For the first three years, I worked at the Mobile Country Health Department as a means of paying back a National Health Service Scholarship for medical school.  Those of you old enough to remember the TV show Northern Exposure you can think of me as having “Southern Exposured.” During the payback period I worked part-time with Pediatric Associates of Mobile and once my obligation was fulfilled I shifted over to full-time practice with the group.

My only child, Claire, was born in Mobile and is currently a pediatric resident physician at UAB and my wife, Joan, is a nursing instructor at Spring Hill College.  In addition to being a senior partner with Pediatric Associates of Mobile I have been honored to serve as president of the Mobile Archdiocesan Board of Catholic Education, president of the board of Mobile Ballet, Inc., chairperson of the Alabama Baby Coalition, and president of the medical staff at Springhill Medical Center. In addition to those positions I served on the Board of Censors for the Medical Society of Mobile County.

In my free-time, such as it is, I enjoy riding my bike (wearing a helmet of course…) and photography. These days you have to be somewhat of a computer geek to get into digital photography and I fit the bill.



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