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.