Having a love for Jesus, a love for people, and a love of medicine, Matthew Fallin PA-C and Dr. Angela Clifton officially opened a new medical facility on Aug. 17. The name, Agape Medicine, came about as the Greek word “agape” is often translated as love in the New Testament of the Bible. The two medical professionals felt their love for Jesus, people, and medicine would be exemplified in the practice; therefore, the name Agape Medicine seemed to make perfect sense.
Fallin, who practiced in Snead for 10 years before working in Marshall County for a couple of years, said he felt like opening this facility with Clifton was a good opportunity for providing quality healthcare and a way to give back to the community. As a resident of Snead, he said, “Coming back home was a blessing.”
Fallin and wife Courtney have three children – Luke, who attends Susan Moore Elementary, Morgan, and Dean. Clifton, who has a practice in Boaz as well, is also well known within the community. She grew up in West End, and her father was a football coach at West End High School for many years.
Clifton and husband Kyle McCann have three children – Sage McCann, who is a senior at Albertville High School, and twin boys Landon and Logan McCann, who are students in the Albertville City School system.
Agape Medicine will have an official grand opening Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. They are located at 42598 State Highway 75 in Snead. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon.
Agape Medicine accepts private insurance as well as Medicaid. In addition to routine medical care, Agape Medicine provides wellness checkups, sports and DOT physicals, minor office surgeries, and immunizations. Agape Medicine is awaiting rural health status, which will open up new opportunities. Fallin and Clifton also visit patients in long-term care facilities one time per week.
With three additional staff members, Michele Thompson, Britni Childers, and Adrianna Espinoza, to help man the facility, Fallin and Clifton welcome new patients. Phone 205-466-9096 to schedule an appointment.