About Us:

The Good Samaritan Clinic (GSC) is a Christian ministry that provides primary health care to uninsured and underinsured people of all ages, races, and gender. We hope to reach the many people who "fall through the cracks" of healthcare services. The GSC seeks to assist this segment of society with community spirit and volunteerism.



1993: A DREAM OF FREE HEALTHCARE In 1993, Linda Boyd, a nurse for the State Department of Health, petitioned the need for a free medical clinic for women and children in West Alabama to the Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association. At the time, the State Health Department, West Alabama Development Planning Council, and the DCH Regional Medical Center reported that up to 20% or the Tuscaloosa County population was either uninsured or underinsured for health care needs. 

1994: A CLINIC IN THE MAKING Within a year, research was conducted to determine the needs, possibilities, and criteria to create a free clinic in Tuscaloosa. In the meantime, numerous medical supplies and equipment were collected, volunteer professionals were recruited, and the clinic was incorporated as a non-profit corporation. Sites for the clinic were explored and considered, but First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa provided a building in downtown Tuscaloosa. Extensive renovations were necessary, but the community donated approximately $60,000 to transform the building at 612 23rd Avenue into the clinic it is today.

1999: THE GSC OPENS ITS DOORS The GSC opened its doors on June 8, 1999. Since then, it has been staffed by volunteer physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, counselors, and lay people from all walks of life. Today, more than 52 physicians, 45 pharmacists, and 120 nurses volunteer their time and skills to make the GSC what it is today. In 2019, we served 456 patients. Our goal this year is to provide more than 450 patients with the best quality care. 

Our Mission:

Good Samaritan Clinic exists to promote the dignity and healing of all human life by providing primary health and dental care, information, and referral for the low-income and medically uninsured in West Alabama. 

2020 Goals:
  • To serve more than 450 people in West Alabama in 2020

  • To provide the best quality patient care










Our Board of Directors

Quinn Roe, CPA, President

Jim Clayton, Secretary/Treasurer

Graciela de Bonilla

Stephaine Buffalo, PhD

Michelle Cheshire, RN, EdD

Thomas Dedrick 

Rose Eads, RP

Earl Glenn, MD

Joseph Hocutt

Earvin Lindsey, DC

Donna Marrero

Adrian Newson

Ford Nixon

Letrell Peoples, RN

Kris Sullivan

Robert Thornton, MD

Stephanie Wynn, DNP


Elizabeth Ann Clieno, RN

Our Staff


James Robinson, MD, Medical Director

Brett Bentley, MD

Dinesh Chandra, MD

Joseph Fritz, MD

John McDonald, MD

Wendell Mew, MD

George Nunn, MD

Robert Pieroni, MD

Nurse Practitioners: 

Konda Keebler, CRNP

Coty Wade, CRNP

Rebecca Martin, CRNP

Stephanie Wynn, CRNP

Nutrition and Dietetics:

Margaret Cooper, Nutritionist


Jim Johnson, DMD

Jerry Fikes, DMD

University of Alabama Family Medicine Residents