N. Suzannah Barnette, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C

Suzannah is a native of Decatur, AL. and has practiced as certified registered Nurse Practitioner for 17 years. She obtained her MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner from Troy University in May 2006 and currently holds certification by both the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.’ Suzannah has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including; long-term care facility, correctional medicine, Industrial medicine, urgent care, as well as family practice medicine focusing on the primary and specialty care of patients of all ages. Suzannah believes in focusing on the whole person when providing care for her patients. She is passionate about providing quality care while remaining mindful of her patients’ individual preferences and needs.


In her free time, she likes to go to the beach, read, and spend time with her family.

Jeana Blalock, MD

Adult Primary Care

Dr. Blalock is an Alabama native and family physician who enjoys serving the community that invested in her by providing excellent medical care to the underserved population of Huntsville. She attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama where she received her medical degree. She completed her training at the UAB Huntsville Family Medicine Residency Program and did an OB fellowship here in Huntsville.

Dr. Blalock delights in her children and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Kelly Cauthen, CRNP, NP-C, AAHIVS

Kelly moved to Florence, AL from Birmingham, AL in 2021. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016 with a specialty in Family Medicine, following her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama in 2010. She is a certified HIV specialist and HIV Prevention Certified Provider.

Kelly has a passion for HIV prevention and routine testing for sexually transmitted infections. She believes in serving the community with education and resources for prevention. She believes in early access to care and starting treatment as soon as possible for those newly diagnosed with HIV to stay healthy.

Her interests include spending time with family, indoor cycling, reading, and horror movies.

Andrea Hirschbuehler, CRNP, AAHIVS

Adult Primary Care

Andrea Hirschbuehler is a native of St. Louis but has lived in Huntsville for many years. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from UAB in 2015. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, a national Nursing Honors Society. After volunteering in high school for Thrive Alabama when it was known as the AIDS Action Coalition, Andrea made it her goal to work at Thrive Alabama. Andrea is passionate about preventative medicine and patient education. Andrea is particularly sensitive to the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ patient population. She provides STI, PrEP, and primary care.

Andrea is Board Certified in Adult/Gerontology Primary Care and Women’s Health, and as such can provide routine screenings, chronic care management, and contraceptive management.

She lives in Huntsville with her spouse, two middle schoolers, and two spoiled puppies. In her down time, she enjoys hiking with her family, reading, and knitting.

Elizabeth Jennings, CRNP

Pediatric Care

Elizabeth is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She finds working with the pediatric population one of her greatest joys. Knowing that each day provides an opportunity to encourage and educate families, and show love and understanding to children in need are some of her favorite things about working in pediatric healthcare.

In 2019, she had the honor of assisting in the development of Thrive Alabama’s pediatric program. Elizabeth also has more than 14 years of nursing experience in various areas of patient care. Her favorite areas of medicine are pediatric primary care, breastfeeding medicine, pediatric critical care, and neonatal intensive care.

In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Elizabeth’s academic background includes two bachelor’s degrees from Auburn University (a BA in English and a BSN in nursing), certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and two master’s degrees from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Family Nurse Practitioner and Leadership in Healthcare Systems).

Elizabeth resides in Huntsville with her husband, children, and their English springer spaniel, Nelson. For fun Elizabeth enjoys traveling, reading, running, and exploring the outdoors with her family.

DeeAnn Kizziah, CRNP, LNC

Adult Primary Care

DeeAnn was born in California, but moved to Alabama while still in high school.   She was in a military family, so she has lived across the U.S.  She relocated to Huntsville in 2016.  She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner from University Alabama at Birmingham in 1998. DeeAnn has a passion for providing excellent care for individuals in North Alabama.

DeeAnn is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of provider experience.

When DeeAnn is not following her passion as a Nurse Practitioner, she enjoys her family and pets. 

C. Gregory Mardis, MD, AAHIVS

Adult Primary Care

Dr. Mardis is an Alabama native and Internal Medicine physician who enjoys serving the community by providing excellent medical care to those in need in Huntsville. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama where he received his medical degree. Dr. Mardis completed an Internal Medicine residency at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Mardis is a Certified HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. 

He moved to Huntsville in 2022.

Daniel McNeill, MD


Dr. McNeill is a board-certified pediatrician who loves working in primary care pediatrics. He strives to provide excellent care to patients and serve their families well every day.

He earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed pediatrics training at Children's of Alabama with the UAB Pediatric Residency program.

Dr. McNeill enjoys watching baseball (go Trash Pandas!), singing and playing guitar, and enjoying fun restaurants and bakeries in the Huntsville area with his family.

Adult Primary Care

3500 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-536-4700
Fax: 256-536-4117


3007 Memorial Parkway SW
Suite C
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-429-4500
Fax: 256-517-8550

Behavioral Health

415 Church Street
Building E, Suite 10
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-536-4700
Fax: 256-536-4117

Health Education

4825 University Square
Suite 14
Huntsville, AL 35816
Phone: 256-536-4700
Fax: 256-536-4117


112 S. Pine Street SW
Suite 202
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: 256-764-0492
Fax: 256-764-1670


201 E. McKinney Avenue
Suite A
Albertville, AL 35950
Phone: 256-660-5127
Fax: 256-536-4117

Our Mission

Thrive Alabama empowers our community with compassionate, accessible, quality healthcare.

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