All of the physicians of Eastern Shore Family Practice hold and maintain Board Certification by the American Board of Family Medicine. All maintain active staff privileges at Thomas Hospital for inpatient care when needed. The services of the Hospitalist program at Thomas Hospital are utilized as well.
We provide timely, efficient, quality medical care to help patients of all ages achieve and preserve a healthy and happy lifestyle. We work to build a lasting personal relationship based on mutual respect, honesty, effective communication, and compassion.
Dr. Bishop was born and raised in Fairhope, so the Eastern Shore was the logical choice for medical practice. He was an Academic All American pitcher at Spring Hill College before attending the University of South Alabama for medical school. After completing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, he returned to Baldwin County to join Eastern Shore Family Practice in 1991. He has served as Thomas Hospital’s Chief of Staff, and is involved with many community volunteer boards. He enjoys golf and spending time with his wife, son, and two daughters.
Dr. Amy Kayl joined Eastern Shore Family Practice in July, 2016. Dr.Kayl was born and raised in Gadsden. A Tiger like Dr. Brummett and Dr. Johnson, she graduated from Auburn University. Moving to Suwanee, Georgia, she received a Masters of Biomedical Sciences from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, then entered Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Amy and her husband, Jacob, a police officer, moved to Daphne in 2013. Amy completed the Family Medicine Residency at the University of South Alabama where she served as chief resident. She & Jacob have a daughter, Taylor and a son, Ethan. They have four labs as well and are avid animal lovers.
Dr. Smith, while originally from Delaware, has family roots deep in Baldwin county. He graduated from the University of Virginia and attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He served as chief resident while completing the program at Floyd Medical Center in northern Georgia, and briefly practiced emergency medicine before joining Eastern Shore Family Practice in 1999. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and has helped coach several youth sports teams. He plays banjo, participates in triathlons, and respects the benefits exercise can bring to health and well-being.
Eastern Shore Family Practice is pleased to welcome David A. Johnson, MD to our team of physicians. Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Greenville, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and graduated Cum Laude. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at The University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2012. As he finished his internship and residency at the McLennan County Family Medicine Residency in Waco, Texas, he earned the 2015 Resident Teacher Award given by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Dr. Johnson enjoys hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their young sons.