Our practice philosophy of Wellness and Health maintenance supports use of Annual Physicals for unmasking new problems, Preventive Care and screening, to avoid health issues, and Management of Chronic Conditions you may already have. This uses Sick visits, Well visits, and Follow-Up Rechecks. Hospital inpatient care is also available, as Dr. Korcz holds privileges at UAB-Medwest.

We strive to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow with the balance and feel of old- time medicine. This incorporates the use of technology, electronic medical records, and scientifically proven therapy, with a higher level of care, listening, and compassion than most of our patients are used to receiving at their prior Healthcare experiences. Many patients have shed tears of joy and hope in response to the difference we have made in their lives.

Contact Details

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  Person Hoover Alt MD
  City Birmingham , AL
  Zip Code 35244
  Address 3421 S. Shades Crest Rd
  Phone Number (205) 733-6676

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Hoover Alt MD

Physician
Dr. Elizabeth Campbell Korcz is an honored, Board Certified, Family Medicine Physician, skilled at both traditional Family Medicine, and Alternative and Complimentary Medicine arts. Dr. Korcz trained at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, graduating in 2005. God has richly blessed this ministry and calling by allowing her to succeed professionally and personally, graduating first in her class, while raising three beautiful children. She completed her intern year at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and transferred to Birmingham in 2006 to finish her residency at Carraway Hospital. Dr. Korcz holds admitting privileges, and oversees inpatient care of her patients at UAB-Medwest Hospital.

Dr. Korcz studied acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) under a Taiwanese physician during Medical School and internship, and additionally here in Birmingham. She had many varied opportunities to explore and develop skills in complementary practices like Natural/herbal medicine, Hypnosis, etc. All these experiences helped to enhance her desire for a more Holistic approach to treating and caring for patients.

On a personal note, Dr. Korcz enjoys spending time with her family, singing and acting in her church, gardening, playing and listening to music, creating art, and leading her daughter's Girl Scout Troop. She also enjoys science-fiction, Star Trek, and playing board games.

Practice Manager
Mr. Matthew Korcz is an accomplished professional in the Advertising and Marketing arena. He has spent many years focused on Internet and recruitment advertising. Now, however, he is stepping into the world of medicine with Dr. Korcz and helping to run Hoover Alt MD. For years, he felt only partially fulfilled in his career, and was drawn to a more service-oriented field. He decided, finally, to join Dr. Korcz in ministering to the physical and emotional needs of his neighbors in Hoover and beyond.

Skilled with an honors Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Administration, he is a perfect addition to the staff at your Medical Home. Mr. Korcz is a personable, warm, and friendly gentleman, with a caring spirit. He is helping with Reception, Sales, and running the business end of the Practice. Feel free to ask him questions about Hoover Alt MD, and to address any billing concerns or marketing opportunities.

Outside the office, Matthew enjoys being a great Father to the three Korcz children, and a supportive husband to Dr. Korcz. Other interests include photography, singing, acting, the occasional Horror Movie, and being a clown to make others laugh.

  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Kortz and her staff have saved my life. They all treat everyone with respect and care deeply for their patients.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Very real and caring doctor
  • office doesn't seem to have their act together

Yes, it was crazy walking in. They were short handed by 2 staff and trying to do interviews at the same time. I had the last app't of the day and got in to see Dr. Korce after 20 minutes- not too bad of a wait. She is very real and down to earth. She came out into the waiting room to talk to some of her patients before seeing them. No, the office is not stiff and probably not the most professional, but they care about people! She spent at least 45 minutes with me and never in all my 50 years have I ever had a Dr. so interested in getting to know me as a new patient than I had with Dr. Korce.

My husband said he had never heard me this excited about a Dr.'s visit! I have been waiting forever to find a Dr. that is medically trained and also believes in alternative medicine unlike other doctors who are always pushing pharmaceuticals just to get a cut and keep you sick. This is a cutting edge office from scarce beginnings with a big vision that I hope will take off and go far in the medical arena. The products that are sold really help and are not overpriced. My husband is going to see Dr. Korce and hopefully get off the unnecessary medications that his physician of 7 years have put him on.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Open minded, caring staff, genuine. Very good knowledge of variety of medical conditions.

There was a long wait, but later learned this Dr. takes more time with her patients than any doc I have EVER seen- to actually TALK to them and ask about their health and well-being. She was open minded and wanted to learn about the whole person she was treating, not just symptoms. I will go back again, recommend and say it is worth the wait to receive holistic genuine care.

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  • None
  • Wasted time, rude staff, office manager does not seem to know what he is doing!

I have gone to Dr. Korcz on several different occasions and each time I go, there are different office staff there who do not seem to know what they are doing. Staff are quite rude, as well as Dr. Korcz when she falls behind in seeing scheduled patients, she enters the waiting room and shouts for receptionist to reschedule the rest of her day. The entire setting is not professional, staff never documents anything on the patients and Dr. Korcz now wants you to pay $50.00 before scheduling an appointment.

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  • I would not recommend this business
  • None I could See
  • The whole place!

I have never witnessed anything like this place the doctor reuses plastic speculums amongst other things that are one time use. I am outraged how absolutely disgusting are you? I will never ever go to this place again. And the receptionist is not cheerful at all, the doctor is below average. If you want to have the feel of a spa (quiet, relaxing, peaceful) then you may as well go somewhere else b/c this place was ridiculous.

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  • I would not recommend this business
  • The Nurses
  • The doctor and receptionist

This doctor/practice is so horrible that I have filed complaints with HIPPA due to the things i have noticed in the office. Also the front desk receptionist is so rude, unfriendly and is always talking badly of the rest of the staff. She was very sloppy and unpleasant. The nurses in the back were very kind and the ONLY reason i stayed and waited.

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  • I would not recommend this business
  • The nurses who took my blood pressure and weight were very nice.
  • Disrespectful to patients; Cost of services; Front Office Help; Harassing phone calls.

I heard her advertisement on a Christian radio station and was immediately interested in her practice. A Christian doctor was what I was looking for. When I got to her practice, I found the receptionist to be very rude and disrespectful. She was checking her Facebook page on her cell phone in the middle of processing my payment. I had to ask her several times to give my credit card back. The doctor's assistant talked to much; and the doctor herself looked very homely. She didn't look like she was a doctor. Her appearance was not professional at all. She was rude to me as soon as she stepped into the exam room. She tried to diagnose me with conditions that I did not have before she ran any type of test on me. I found it to be very offensive. I'm a professional just like she is and I expect to be treated better. I will never go back to that practice. Since my visit, I've been contacted at least three times by her office to see why I won't come back. I tell the nice nurse every time that it is the doctor. I didn't appreciate her diagnosing me with conditions that I didn't have.

Value for moneyOverpriced
Service & supportReally bad front office customer service.
QualityNot good at all.
LocationI prefer something closer to work.
Overall ratingPoor

  • I would not recommend this business
  • None I Could See
  • Just Too Many To Choose From

I visited this practice twice. The first time the receptionist didn't know what forms of payment to take. The office manager (the doc's husband) outright lied to me. The nurse reeked of cigarette smoke. The doc herself hadn't practiced personal hygiene in some time and complained to me about other patients. She does not liked to be questioned and the focus is most definitely on how much money she can make. She rattled off a number of things she said were wrong with me but every one of them was wrong (yes, I later saw reputable medical professionals who had no idea how she came up with so many imaginary ills). Oh, and time here is relative. I waited an hour and 15 minutes to be seen when she "was just finishing up" with someone else.

The second time I was there I waited 35 minutes (again she was “just finishing up”) when she took other patients ahead of me even though my appointment was first (and, no, they weren't emergencies). When I objected she said she didn't care and told me I could go someplace else.

If you want a doctor who is educated, trustworthy, caring, and respectful and conducts themselves with integrity then see someone else. If you know no better, don't care and are willing to take whatever gets dished out then by all means open your wallet at this practice. They'd be happy to relieve you of your extra $$$ and self worth.

Value for moneyThis practice is an abomination.
Service & supportYou don't matter, only your cash does.
QualityHorrendous.
LocationPart of a shopping center.
Overall ratingPoor

  • I would recommend this business
  • Variety of treatments, listens to your ideas and experiences, spends plenty of time with you.

I have seen doctor Korcz 2x now and she has always been really nice and fun. Maybe she's not for you if you are a stick in the mud, but she's very relaxed and easy to talk to. She's always answered all of my questions and she's treated me more as a friend than a patient.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • good listener
  • referral service used

Don't understand why so many people are giving bad reviews. She was one of the best docs I've ever seen and listened and checked my vitals, bp, and asked numerous health questions. She was interested in my overall health not just the health problem that i am suffereing from the greatest. In my opinion, some of the bad reviews she is getting lately is from a company (not gonna mention any names but they are not a "1st choice" for referrals. This company refers patients to her and is very incompetent at it.

Sending people to her at the wrong times and dates after they drove many miles to see this great doctor. The performance of this referral company is unacceptable but sometimes nessesary to establish a steady patient base. My advise to her would be to drop this company and the problems they cause and work with one that is not just in it to make a buck off of sick people.
But DR. Korcz is a great doctor, no doubt.

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  • I would not recommend this business
  • Totaly unsatisfied with my experince! Go somewhere else!

I was very excited about seeing Dr. Kortz after a referal from a friend. Upon ariving for my appointment I was greeted by a friendly receptionist. The problem occurred when I went to the exam room to meet with Dr. Korcz. I have never done this before, but after listening to her tirade for a few minutes, I interrupted her and let her know that I was not interested in being a patient at Hoover ALT. Medicine and left the exam room. I forgot about the incident untill today when I received a notification that I was 90 days past due on my 25.00 co pay from that visit. The first letter I receive from this practice is a 90 day past due notice! Also I found they billed my insurance for 225.00 as well! I would advise any one looking to find a doctor who uses ALT Medicine to look else where.

Value for moneyno service rendered and still charged in full!
Service & supportno service rendered and still charged in full!
QualityI would look else where
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  • I would recommend this business
  • Lots of time and concern, quick, good doctor, good nurse
  • receptionist

I've been using Dr. Kortcz for several months now and I've been to her office 3 times for regular visits, etc. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me and ask so many questions to fully understand my situation. She also shows true concern and empathy to her patients.

Value for moneyPrices could be a bit lower for cash payers like me.
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