/Sam C West, MD
Sam C West, MD 2016-12-14T17:29:12+00:00

Sam C. West, MD


Sam C. West Jr., MD, PhD, is a board certified psychiatrist at AltaCare, Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s (SAMC) Outpatient Psychiatry and Counseling program.

Dr. West has almost 40 years of experience providing psychiatry and counseling in the Wiregrass. Prior to joining AltaCare, Dr. West practiced at Medical Specialists of Dothan for almost 30 years. Most recently, he was at Alabama Psychiatric Services in Dothan. He joined AltaCare in 2015.

Dr. West obtained his medical degree from Emory University in 1975. He did a medical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1976. He received PhD in biophysical chemistry from Emory University in 1974. He also received his Bachelor of Science from Emory in Chemistry in 1969.

He is a diplomate with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.


1450 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 400
Dothan, AL 36301
Type of Doctor
Medical Education
Emory University
Medical Internship
Medical University of South Carolina
Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Favorite Sports Team
Emory Football
Reading, classical music and hiking
Interesting Fact
I originally wanted to do research in neurosciences and completed the Medical Scientist Program at Emory. However, after my clerkship, clinical psychiatry seemed far more interesting.