Dr. Paul Avenel, General Surgeon, Joins Highlands Medical Staff


Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Avenel recently joined the medical staff of Highlands Medical Center. Dr. Avenel received his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University, as well as his undergraduate and graduate degrees. After serving as Chief Surgical Resident at Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, MI he started a solo practice in Tennessee, where he practiced for the past three years. Wanting to be closer to his family, yet in a smaller community, he was pleased to find Highlands had an opportunity available.

Dr. Avenel decided on Highlands after visiting the area and meeting the Highlands staff and many people in the community. "The city is a great fit for my family, we love all the outdoor activities and natural beauty that Scottsboro has to offer," says Dr. Avenel. He and his wife, Jennifer, both look forward to raising their three children in Scottsboro, sons Zachary and Alex and daughter Reese. In his spare time, Dr. Avenel enjoys motorcycling and boating with his family.

Dr. Avenel was born in Tuscaloosa where his parents graduated from The University of Alabama. He has a sister who holds a degree from Auburn and a sister who attends college at South Carolina.   "One can imagine the enthusiastic conversations held at family gatherings," Dr. Avenel jokingly says.

Dr. Avenel takes care of most general surgery needs from endoscopies and colonoscopies to breast procedures and colon resections. "I have a real passion for general surgery, it allows me the opportunity to stay well planted in the practice of medicine while maintaining specific training," remarks Dr. Avenel.

"Dr. Avenel comes to Highlands highly recommended, he is a great addition to our Medical Staff and this community," says Kim Bryant, CEO Highlands Medical Center.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. Avenel and his family. Dr. Avenel and his staff are now accepting patients. For an appointment, please call Highlands Surgical Services at 256.259.4817.

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