Leigh Copeland, MD
Medical West Parkwest Health Center
1179 Greenmor Drive
Bessemer, AL 35022
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Dr. Copeland was chosen as one of Oxford's Top Women Professionals for the year 2000. She enjoys reading, exercising, singing in a local choir, and spending time with her husband and triplet daughters.
CLINICAL INTERESTSAll aspects of women's health and sports medicine.
EDUCATIONSchool of Medicine: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Internship and Residency: University of Louisville
Board Certified: Family Medicine
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