About Dr. Emily

Emily McClure, MD, MPH


Dr. Emily McClure assumed control of Dr. Katherine Clark's practice after Dr. Clark retired in 2003. Dr. McClure has maintained and extended Dr. Clark's 25 year commitment to patient-centered care and preventive medicine. Dr. McClure's proactive approach to whole patient wellness through comprehensive annual exams takes preventive medicine to a new level for all patients ranging in age from 8 to 108.

A Memphis native, Dr. McClure graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, in 1982. She studied tropical medicine in Panama and earned an MPH in infectious disease epidemiology at Yale in 1985. Dr. McClure worked for an HIV research study in northern California before starting medical school at UT, Memphis, in 1988. She graduated from the University of California, Fresno, bilingual rural health family practice residency in 1995. Dr. McClure completed a fellowship with the Epidemic Intelligence Service at CDC in Atlanta between 1995 and 1997. After her work with the CDC Dr. McClure practiced family medicine in Atlanta, Gurley, and Moulton before she met Dr. Clark. Dr. Emily McClure's commitment to Health Promotion/Disease Prevention made her Dr. Clark's natural successor.

Dr. McClure has been board certified in Family Medicine since 1996 and is a staff member of of Decatur Morgan Hospital. Admissions, when necessary, are managed by the hospitalist service. Dr. McClure coordinates and cooperates with these attending physicians as necessary.

Dr. McClure's husband, Pedro, is an aerospace engineer in Huntsville. Their son, Seth, attends Austin High School. Dr. McClure is also involved with St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Alabama Water Watch, and autism parent support. She enjoys swimming, gardening, cooking, and is lead researcher for the Point Mallard Figure Skating Club Energy Efficiency Fund for reducing energy use at the Decatur Ice Rink. Dr. McClure hopes a Quarter horse will join her two cats, husband, and son at the family home in the near future.