Pickens County Physician Dr. Julia Boothe Named a “Woman of Impact” for Leadership in Medicine

MONTGOMERY – Dr. Julia Boothe, founder of Pickens County Primary Care and President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, is being honored by Yellowhammer News as a “2022 Woman of Impact.”

The annual award recognizes the personal and professional accomplishments of Alabama women “who empower others through the lives they devote and trails they blaze,” according to Yellowhammer News. This year’s recipients will be celebrated during an event in Birmingham on Oct. 17.

“Alabama is home to so many incredible women who make a positive difference every day, and to be honored with them is incredibly special to me personally,” said Dr. Boothe.

Yellowhammer News published a profile of Dr. Boothe this week, highlighting her education and background, her work to expand Medicaid, and her leadership in promoting diversity in the field of medicine.

“It’s still kind of a unique thing for females to be in leadership in medicine, but we’re breaking lots of barriers in Alabama,” Dr. Boothe is quoted as saying in the profile. “Our board looks much more diverse than it did even 10 years ago, so we’re really working on that and that is one of our goals with the Medical Association.”

To read the entire profile of Dr. Boothe, click here.

Dr. Boothe earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama and her Medical Degree and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She serves as President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and on the boards of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Boothe is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and she holds the highest honor among family physicians: the American Academy of Family Physicians Degree of Fellow.