Dr. McDowell is a native of Macon, Georgia where she grew up in a military family. Dr. McDowell was a registered nurse and certified registered nurse anesthetist. She went to medical school at the age of thirty and graduated from CIFAS School of Medicine, Dominican Republic, in 1983. Internship and Psychiatry residency were completed at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She was the first Sleep Medicine Fellow at UAB and was Associate Medical Director of UAB Sleep Wake Disorders Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.
Dr. McDowell came to Dothan as a member of Dothan Specialty Clinic in 1989. She was the first Medical Director of Flowers Hospital Sleep Center and served in this capacity for 22 years. She has been a medical staff member at Charter Woods Hospital, SAMC, Flowers Hospital, Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center, Wesley Manor, Extendicare, and Medical Center Barbour.
Dr. McDowell is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Dothan where she has served on the Administrative Board and was also a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry. She is a member of the Houston County Republican Woman and a member of the Houston County Republican Executive Committee. She has a daughter, Leigh McDowell Davis, and two grandchildren, Bailey and James Davis. Leisure time is spent on “Princess Alice”, a McCurdy Tennessee Walking horse, and “Ruby”, her Ultraglide Classic Harley Davidson motorcycle, and her sweet toy poodle therapy dog Chloé. Dr. McDowell is an independent contractor.
Examples: "Board of Directors of AACP", "Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association", "Member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists"