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Magic City Wellness Center was founded in the Fall of 2015 through a "Transformative Grant" provided by AIDS United. MCWC officially opened its doors to patients on January 4, 2016 in its original location on 4th Avenue South in Birmingham as Alabama's FIRST and ONLY Primary Care Facility specifically designed for the LGBTQ+ Community. Since then it has experienced tremendous growth adding programs and services annually to accommodate the needs of the community.



Christa Mayfield joined Birmingham AIDS Outreach as Director of the Magic City Wellness Center in January of 2021.  Prior to joining Birmingham AIDS Outreach she spent the last 30 plus years in various leadership roles with United Healthcare, Complete Health, Momentum Health Services and the last 20 years as an Executive with SS&C Health, formerly known as Computer Sciences Corporation.  Her scope of responsibilities throughout her career has included:  Clinic Operations, Health Plan Administration, Revenue Cycle Management, Information Technology Infrastructure, Business Development and Strategic Alliances. Christa holds a Bachelor of Information Technology, Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Public Health.  As well as Six Sigma process improvement certifications: Lean Master Black Belt, Black Belt and Green Belt.



Scott Ross Weisberg, MD, FAAFP is a board-certified family physician since 1999. He became a fellow with the American Academy of Family Medicine in October 2014. He got his Doctor of Medicine at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York and did his family medicine training at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, GA. He was the owner of Homewood Family Medicine until December 2015.

In January 2016, he started the Magic City Wellness Center with Birmingham Aids Outreach. This is the first primary care wellness center in the state of Alabama that focused on the LGBTQ population and its allies. As the Medical Director he has helped grow the Magic City Wellness Center which now has three advanced practicing providers and another part time physician.  He specializes in family medicine focusing on managing chronic disease states and preventative health care. He subspecializes in gender affirming care especially transgender health and HIV care. He has been an HIV specialist since 2019 with the American Academy of HIV Medicine.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. He has been a preceptor for medical students and advanced practicing providers since 2000.


Scott has been in Alabama since 1999 where he has raised three children. He is an avid marathon runner who is an April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor.



Shana Brooke Wheeler, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, CPC has been a registered nurse in the State of Alabama since January 2015. She started her career in nursing on the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital in 2015 where she cared for patients from across the state of Alabama with neurological disorders. In 2017, Shana Brooke joined the care team at Magic City Wellness Center as a Nurse Practitioner after graduating with a Masters in Nursing. She has continued to care for the LGBTQ+ population since that time. She specializes in family care and enjoys specifically focusing in preventative health, managing chronic disease states, and women’s health concerns. She is passionate about this population as she has seen first hand the disparities that occur in the LGBTQ population.  She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Shana Brooke has served as a preceptor for UAB’s School of Nursing since 2021 and for the UAB Physican Associates program since 2022. Shana Brooke has been a lifelong resident of Alabama and currently resides in Pelham, AL, with her wife, Lauren, and their two dogs. 

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