About the Staff

Howard J. Rubenstein, M.D.

Dr. Rubenstein

Dr. Rubenstein is board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He trained at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency at University Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. He is a member of the Mobile County Medical Society and both the American and Alabama Academies of Family Practice. He is a past department chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Springhill Medical Center. He currently holds the rank of Associate Professor at the University of South Alabama College Of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein is celebrating his 28th year of marriage and has two sons. Having practiced in Saraland since 1985, he has a long record of service to the Saraland community, serving as a past president of both the Saraland Chamber of Commerce and the Saraland Lions Club. He volunteered for 22 years as team physician for Satsuma High School and currently serves as team physician for the Saraland Spartans and all of Saraland school sports programs. After serving for 14 years on the Saraland City Council, Dr. Rubenstein recently transitioned to his new role as Mayor of Saraland. He continues to serve as Senior Physician at Rubenstein Family Medical.

Stacy B. Richerson, PA-C

Ms. Bellamy

Mrs. Richerson received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Athletic Training at the University of Alabama. She received her Master of Heath Science (MHS) degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Alabama. She is a member of the Amercian Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Athletic Trainers Association. As a Physician Assistant, she is licensed and certified to provide most primary care services in collaboration with Dr.Rubenstein. She has been with Rubenstein Family Medical Associates since 2006. She is married to Mr. Jason Richerson. They have one son.


Lauren Gertz, PA

Mrs. Gertz-Horne

Ms. Gertz received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology and her Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Criminal Justice both from the University of South Alabama. She received her Master of Health Science (MHS) degree in Physician Assistant Studies also at the University of South Alabama. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants. As a Physician Assistant, she is licensed and certified to provide most primary care services in collaboration with Dr. Rubenstein. Her hobbies include fishing, painting, photography and scrapbooking.


Margaret Whitehurst, PA

Ms. Bellamy

Mrs. Whitehurst received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at the University of Alabama. She received her Master of Health Science at the University of South Alabama. She is a member of the Alabama Physician Assistants Associations. As a Physician Assistant, she is licensed and certified to provide most primary care services in collaboration with Dr. Rubenstein. She joined Rubenstein Family Medical in 2010. She is married to Mr. Jonathan Whitehurst. In addition to practicing medicine, she enjoys traveling, cooking and playing with her adorable basset hound.


Along with our caring Physician and Physician Assistant's (PA'S), we also have 13 other staff members including Administrators, Nurses, Medical Assistants(MA'S), X-Ray Technicians, Insurance Specialist, Medical Record Personnel and friendly Receptionists the are eager to make the visit here for you and your family a gratifying experience. We WELCOME you to come see for yourself!