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Dr. Celeste Reese Willis is founder and owner of Willis Medical Group, dba Doctor Celeste MD.  Dr. Willis is board certified in family medicine with over 17 years of urgent care experience for three different urgent care organizations.  She has started her own virtual medicine and concierge medicine practice, enabling her to touch the lives of several patients across the state of Alabama and now the country.  A native of Montgomery, Dr. Willis received her high school diploma from Lanier Academic Motivational Program (LAMP) and her undergraduate degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She then received her medical degree from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.  During her residency at Carraway Hospital in Birmingham, she began moonlighting for a local urgent care company and her love of urgent care began.  Most recently, Dr. Willis has gone into solo practice with her virtual and concierge medicine programs, starting Doctor Celeste MD.  In addition, she is a national speaker and best selling author of her new book, Vitality: your body loves you, love it back.

Dr. Willis mentors young girls and has an annual scholarship given to female seniors who has shown a vested interest in becoming a physician from her high school, LAMP.  In addition, Dr. Willis is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Upsilon Eta Omega Chapter and Living Stones Temple Church.  

Dr. Willis is married to Vincent Willis, Jr., whom serves as director of Imerys Carbonates Sylacauga.  They have two girls, Madisen and Morgan, who are 15 and 13 respectively.  

Why have you decided to serve as a Torchbearer for the JLB?
I have personally witnessed the wonderful work done throughout the city and state by the Junior League of Birmingham.  It is an inspiration and I am honored to serve for such a worthy cause that is committed to empowering women, which is a true personal passion of mine.  It says a great deal about a community when leaders step in to donate their time and resources for such a vital mission.  

What/who inspires you to be a Light in our community?
Unfortunately, I have witnessed many varying instances of women dealing with domestic violence in the clinical setting.  Organizations like One Place serve such a huge and vital role.  It is my duty as first a woman, then a physician, a mother, a sister, an aunt and lover of mankind to do what I can to enrich the lives of others and contribute in whatever way that I am able.  The Junior League has provided an amazing platform wherein I can play a role in this mission, and I thank you.


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