About Brent N. Barranco, MD

Dr. Barranco joined Gastro Health in July 2003 and practices at our Brookwood and Prattville care centers. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his medical degree from Tulane University. His internship, residency and fellowship were all performed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Dr. Barranco is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Barranco is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Alabama Gastroenterological Society.

Dr. Barranco is in collaborative practice with:

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Ginger N. McDaniel, CRNP

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Jennifer R. Alexander, CRNP

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Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Colitis
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam)
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • PEG Placement

Office Locations

Primary Location

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513 Brookwood Blvd.
Suite 401
Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-870-0256
Fax: 877-342-3339

Additional Locations


645 McQueen Smith Rd.
Suite 106
Prattville, AL 36066

Phone: 205-870-0256
Fax: 877-342-3339


Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.



Tulane University School of Medicine


University of Alabama School of Medicine


University of Alabama School of Medicine


University of Alabama School of Medicine

Professional Highlights


Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Alabama Gastroenterological Society


Patient Care

Martha Shaw - A Colon Cancer Survivor

Martha Shaw was 42 years old with three young children all under the age of ten when she was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Patient Care

Emily's Journey with Ulcerative Colitis

Senior year of high school for Emily was supposed to be different – going to prom, competing in tennis tournaments, going out with friends. Instead, it was the year that Emily began to suffer from symptoms of ulcerative colitis.