Alabama Psychiatry

Dr. Paul LaRussa, MD

Dr LaRussa is a Board Certified psychiatrist specializing in both adult and geriatric psychiatry. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his residency and served a year as Chief Resident in the UAB Psychiatric Residency Program. Upon completion of training Dr LaRussa joined the faculty in the UAB Department of Psychiatry. He has subsequently worked in a variety of roles in both the public and private sector. Dr LaRussa joined Alabama Psychiatry in September of 2016.  He provides inpatient care on the adult and geriatric units at Baptist Shelby Hospital and his outpatient practice is located at our Pelham office.


“Authentic, caring, empathetic and invested. Gives great weight to client’s experience and perceptions, is invested in the client and is very humble while also being extremely knowledgeable, a rare combination of qualities!”

“Dr. LaRussa is exemplary in his relating to the patient. He is thorough and understanding as well as a giving me the chance to discuss any questions about my concerns.”

“Very caring physician who has the best interest of the patient at heart. Treats patients with respect.”

“I like my doctor. He is kind and understanding and really cares about his patients.”