CULLMAN, Ala. – On August 1, Dr. Taylor Massengill will join Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN. She is coming on board after the recent retirement of Dr. Howard Williamson in June. She will join Dr. John Wideman, Dr. Thomas Richard and Dr. Shane Sheffield.
Massengill is originally from Gardendale and attended Altamont School in Birmingham. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in English. From there, she went to medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She recently completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Of her return to the state, she said, “I knew as soon as I left Alabama that I was going right back.”
Massengill said she was drawn to obstetrics and gynecology while studying at UAB.
She explained, “Honestly, I thought it was going to be the one specialty I knew I didn’t want to do. I ended up learning it was a little bit of everything. You get to operate, build long-term relationships with your patients, and getting to deliver babies is pretty special. It’s not something everybody gets to do.”
Massengill will be the only female physician at Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN.
“That was some degree of coming to Cullman, but also we are from the area and we knew we wanted to be up that way,” she said. “When they reached out to me, it was kind of a sign.”
Beside delivering babies, she added, “My plan is to do minimally invasive with total laparoscopic hysterectomies.”
Massengill currently lives in Hayden with her husband Reed and their two young children, Levi (2) and Luke (4 months). When the Massengills aren’t working, they enjoy spending time at the lake and being outdoors as much as possible.
She laughed, “Our oldest is a bit of a wild child so he likes to be outside from the time he wakes up until the time he goes to sleep.”
The family looks forward to moving to Cullman County in the near future.
“I’m excited to come to a small community where everybody kind of knows everybody and to just take the best care of Cullman that I can,” smiled Massengill.
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