Alabama Psychiatry

Dr. William Elkington, MD

Dr. Elkington comes to the Alabama Psychiatry from Dothan, AL where he has worked in the community serving as a psychiatrist at both in-patient and out-patient settings.  He will be joining the Alabama Psychiatry team and serving as a full-time psychiatrist on-site at the Dothan, AL location and remote via telemedicine at the Montgomery, AL clinic.  Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Elkington was a chemical engineer for 14 years and brings the non-physician “real-life” perspective into his daily philosophy of treatment as a psychiatrist.  He attended medical school and Residency at West Virginia University and feels like this time gave him a great experience and strong foundation in the field.  Dr. Elkington has interests in PTSD and bettering the practical treatment of patients. He and his wife have a son going to Auburn where he is in the Auburn University band. They expanded their family one year ago and adopted a 7-year old boy that has brought additional joy to their family.  In his spare time, he enjoys snow skiing, reading, basketball, and college athletics.


“Dr. Elkington and his staff were professional while making me feel completely at ease. Thankful that I found this place.”

“Dr Ellington is a very good Doctor. Talking to him is easy and he seems to really care about my problems. Very knowledgeable about the medications he is prescribing. I recommend him to my family and friends.”

“I went in this past Tuesday for my first appointment. I was very happy to find a neat and clean office with a very cordial receptionist, I literally had 0 wait time Dr Elkington was friendly, very engaged, knowledgeable. I could not be happier with my new Doc. I’m returning in 4 weeks and I look forward to my follow up appointment, this Doc is a keeper!”