Travis J. Rutland, MD, FACG
Originally a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Dr. Rutland comes from Mobile, Alabama where he attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Spanish. He was then accepted into the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine in Mobile where he went on to do his residency in Internal Medicine. Specializing in Gastroenterology, Dr. Rutland became a Fellow in 2006.
Dr. Rutland is certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine). He holds memberships in the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and the Alabama Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His passion for gastroenterology is evident through the numerous lectures given on issues such as Serotonin and the GI tract and Liver Disease in Pregnancy.
Married to Beth Miller Rutland, M.D. the couple shares three beautiful daughters, Emma, Molly & Evelyn.
Drew Sarrels, MD
Originally from north Alabama, Dr. Sarrels grew up in Decatur. He attended the University of Alabama where he was awarded the Septima Smith Award for Outstanding Biology student. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama in 2006, he married Katie Gibson, his high school sweetheart, and moved to Birmingham. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he received the Ellis Sparks Internal Medicine Award and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After graduating magna cum laude from medical school, he decided to stay at UAB for his Internal Medicine internship and residency.
Drew received the C. Glenn Cobbs Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine during residency and, upon graduation, was selected for a Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UAB. As part of his three year fellowship training, he gave multiple lectures at UAB, presented colonoscopy quality improvement research at the American College of Gastroenterology national meeting, and was selected for participation in an Advanced Endoscopy course in Utah.
Dr. Sarrels is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association, Alpha Omega Alpha medical society, Alabama Gastroenterological Society, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and Houston County Medical Society.
After spending ten years at UAB, Dr. Sarrels is honored to join the Digestive Health Specialists of the Southeast. He, along with his wife, Katie, and two young children are excited to call the Wiregrass home.
Paul Lamb, MD
Originally a native of Bay Minette, Alabama, Dr. Lamb comes to Digestive Health Specialists after a decorated 11-year career in the U.S. Army Medical Department. His most recent assignment was as the Chief of Gastroenterology, Ft. Hood, Texas where he coordinated the movement for Gastroenterology into a new medical center. Prior to that he was on the attending faculty for the Gastroenterology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He is a Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where he served as a Battalion Surgeon for the 3rd Infantry Division in 2013.
Dr. Lamb obtained his medical degree from the University of South Alabama where he graduated number one in his class and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. After completion of medical school Dr. Lamb completed his training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the renowned Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX where he served as Chief of Residents and Chief of Fellows and was selected top resident all three years of his Internal Medicine Training. He also was selected for advanced biliary training during his 3rd year of fellowship.
Dr. Lamb is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds memberships in the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Lamb has several publications in peer reviewed journals. He has specialized training in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, radiofrequency ablation, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, luminal stenting, and endoscopic mucosal resection.
Dr. Lamb and his four children enjoy hunting, fishing, and cooking (especially good bbq). He is accepting new patients in Dothan, Enterprise, and Ozark.