To safely navigate coronavirus awareness and prevention, we are taking extra steps to relieve patient concern in ways that reduce potential exposure to the virus. Please review our appointment options and informational links regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19. We remain vigilant in our efforts to serve our patients while helping you to make safe and informed choices during this time.

Our office offers a friendly, family-like atmosphere.  We enjoy seeing the many faces of patients that have been a valued part of our practice.


It is our mission to promote excellence in health care, the prevention of disease, and the health of the citizens of Huntsville and its surrounding communities. As family medicine practitioners, we are trained to take care of the entire person, regardless of age.  Our goal is to help you and your family stay active and healthy throughout your lives.  In addition to managing your chronic medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and other diseases, we are also happy to help you manage your day-to-day illnesses and injuries.

Dr. Wallace began practicing medicine in Huntsville in 2000, and began her private practice in August of 2001, when she joined Dr. William English. After Dr. English retired in 2005, Dr. Wallace continued caring for her patients, in addition to many of those previously cared for by Dr. English.

In 2008, our office relocated to Lowe Avenue, where we stayed until 2015. Now in the Synovus Bank building on Whitesburg Drive, we are more conveniently located away from the Medical District. Our team has also benefited from the addition of our experienced (and much loved) nurse practitioner, Courtenay Simmons.

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Kara Wallace, M.D.

Dr. Wallace earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Missouri--Kansas City in 1995. The following year, she completed the six year BA/MD program at the UM-Kansas City School of Medicine. In 1999, Dr. Wallace finished a three year residency program in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Courtenay has been a Family Nurse Practitioner in Huntsville since 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tennessee in 1995, then earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1999. While working toward her Master of Science in Nursing degree at UAH, which she completed in December of 2001, she worked as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit at Huntsville Hospital.
Courtenay Simmons, CRNP
  • Communication and Appointments
    Getting in touch with us:Please call us at 256-533-5211 or log-in to our patient portal if you have any questions, need a prescription refill, or need to schedule an appointment. There is a message service and an on-call physician available for non-emergency, after-hours calls that require a physician response. In cases of emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the closest emergency room.
  • Labwork and Results
    Bloodwork / Lab Appointments:In order to provide you with proper care, all lab work is to be ordered by the practitioner.  There may be times when the practitioner feels it is in the best interest of the patient to schedule a return appointment to review these lab results.
  • Third Party Forms
    We realize that special forms are sometimes necessary to provide documentation of medical conditions.  Completing forms is time consuming and generally falls outside the contractual relationship between you and your insurance company.  All forms requested without an appointment will need to be reviewed by the office to determine if an appointment is necessary.  Please drop them by the office with a phone number so we can contact you when a determination is made.  Fees for these types of forms will vary according to the complexity of the paper work.
  • Privacy / Information Release

    Your privacy is very important to us.

    • We are unable to release any information regarding healthcare, appointments, billing or insurance information to your spouse, parent, family members, significant others or friends without written authorization from the patient. 
    • If you would like us to speak to anyone other than yourself regarding any of these issues, please print the medical release to family member form and return it to our office. 
    • Patients over the age of 14 years must sign for themselves.
    • To learn how we use and protect any of your information, view our Notice of Privacy Practices here.
  • Living Will / Advance Directive
    An advance directive is a written instruction that you make while you are mentally competent that states how you want your health care decisions to be made if you become incapacitated or cannot express your wishes. Advance directives guide your physician and other health care professionals, and relieve your family from the burden of guessing what types of care and treatment you would want to receive.  
  • Patient Survey
    We've been serving the medical needs of the Tennessee Valley for quite a while now, and we continually strive to achieve a positive patient experience. While there are some things we can't control (like insurance changes or regulations that we are required to meed), we look forward to hearing your thoughts about how we are doing and how we may improve.

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We are grateful to be part of keeping Huntsville and surrounding areas healthy!
Existing Patients
  • Log into our Patient Portal to send us secure messages or to check on updates to your records.
  • Existing patients may now also schedule an appointment using our online schedule tool.
  • See the Helpful Linkspage for IOS/Android links to the MyCarePlan app for more extensive secure messaging with our office.

We are here to help.

4650 Whitesburg Drive
Suite 204
Huntsville, Alabama 35802-1671

After Hours
Physician on call


Monday -Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm