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About Us

Meet Our Providers

Our board certified providers and qualified staff are uniquely trained in internal medicine, women's health services, and pediatrics – so you can trust us with medical care for your entire family.

Michael C. Strickland, M.D.

Michael Strickland is a board certified Pediatrician. He attended and received his undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama. He completed medical school at The University of South Alabama, where he also finished his pediatric residency. In addition, he served as Chief Resident for an extra year. He is a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics. He has also served as president of the Mobile Pediatric Society. His interests include wellness and preventive medicine. He is also interested in medical missions and bringing health care to preventative populations. His hobbies include reading, cooking, music, and spending time on the water. When not working, he enjoys spending time at home with his two dogs.

Penny Dupre, M.D.

Penny Dupre is a board certified Pediatrician. She has small town roots growing up in Chauvin and then Houma, Louisiana. She went on to attend the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts for her final two years of high school. She came to Alabama and earned her undergraduate degree as one of the first biochemistry majors at Spring Hill College. She then attended medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and completed her pediatric residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2011. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Medical Society of Mobile. She currently resides in Mobile with her husband and two sons.

Taniya Smith, D.O.

Taniya Smith is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Xavier University and received her Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After returning to the Gulf Coast, she served as Chief Resident in Family Medicine at USA. During her residency, she received extensive training in Women's Health and Adult Medicine. She is now accepting new patients. She resides in Theodore, Alabama.



L. Sean Stokes, NP-C

Sean Stokes was born in Pascagoula, MS and raised in Grand Bay, Alabama. He attended Castlen Elementary Grand Bay Middle, and graduated from Mobile County High School in 1990. He attended the University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama. After completing his undergraduate studies, he worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neuro-trauma ICU and Cardiothoracic Surgery and Recovery. After completing his Graduate Studies in Family Practice in 1997, he managed and practiced in Rural Medicine in Covington County, Alabama. He returned to Mobile in 2000, and has practiced managing Adolescent and Adult patients. He has extensive knowledge in the management of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, hyperlipidemia. He has maintained his board certification since early 1998. He resides in Mobile with his wife and three children. He is currently accepting new patients.

Chassidy Hammond Hinton, NP-C

Chassidy Hammond is a lifelong resident of Jackson County, MS where she resides with her daughter. She attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and University of South Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 and her Masters in Nursing in Pediatrics in 2010. Ms. Hammond says she cannot imagine working with any other age group. Her pediatric nursing experiences range from newborn nursery, PICU, and hospital nursing to home health and clinical nursing instructor. She has been with SAMC since 2015 and says the two favorite parts of her job are seeing the unique personalities develop in her patients and the teamwork atmosphere of the clinic staff. Her life has been blessed by foster care and adoption, so she holds a special place in her heart for patients and families in those situations. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family on the water.






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