Professional Endorsements

PHYSICIANS

Dr. Rebecca Conway,

Family Practice Physician

I first knew Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk and Dr. Patrick Quirk as encouraging faculty in my residency at the University of Alabama Medical School Huntsville Campus.  As a private practitioner I have been very pleased with the competent and compassionate care they have provided to the patients I refer to them.  Their clinical services and their weekly Real Life Answers newspaper columns are a significant resource to our community. 

Dr. David Huff,

Family Practice Physician

Pat and Margaret are like an extension of our practice. We have been acquainted since we were all faculty with the UAB Medical School and now we continue to utilize their skills helping our patients with concerns, conflicts, and crises in their lives. Our world is hectic and the Quirks are committed to helping others in any way they can, always available and always following through.

Dr. Brooke Uptagrafft,

Family Practice Physician

Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk are fantastic!  I trust them to provide effective counseling to my patients, friends, and family.  They have helped numerous patients from my practice achieve a healthier mental outlook and approach to life.  They have had a tremendous impact on our community through their clinical practice, their newspaper column, teaching at the medical school, and through their in-depth involvement in all aspects of our community.  In a professionally and personally complex world, I consider them to be a real blessing.

Dr. Marsha Daniell,

Family Practice Physician

I have known and worked with Doctors Patrick Quirk and Margaret Bibb Quirk for over 20 years and am totally confident in their new outreach in the form of the DrsQuirk .com web site and their Real Life Collections e-books.  I have experienced them in many settings.  When we were faculty together at the UAB Medical School, their lectures to the medical students always provided innovative and useful strategies for treatment of patients.  When I refer patients to their private practice, they treat patients with great respect and skill and are quite collaborative with me in their medical treatment.   I have personally benefited from their expertise through reading their newspaper column, obtaining their opinion, and learning from their example.  Our paths have crossed over into the social arena, including activities with children, spouses, and extended family members. The breadth and depth of their professional and personal expertise is enormous and substantiates their credibility in the complexities, challenges and joys of life!

Dr. Michael Carter,

Family Practice Physician

I have known Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk since they were knowledgeable and supportive faculty in my medical residency. They have continued to be an invaluable resource to my private practice, helping countless patients of mine over the last 15 years. I have tremendous respect for their expertise and strongly endorse their Web site and their Real Life Collections e-books.

Dr. Darla Cowart,

Family Practice Physician

I have known Margaret and Pat on both personal and professional levels for over 20 years. They are caring individuals who give back to their community. Professionally, they are outstanding psychologists who practice integrity and compassion in all their endeavors.

Dr. Karen Allen,

Family Practice Physician

I have known Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk for more than twenty years.  They were first faculty in my residency at UAB and have since become my trusted friends and colleagues.  Their non-judgmental understanding of the complex struggles of life, and their intervention skills, have been a great resource to me and my patients.  I am so pleased that they have created the DrsQuirk.com web site and the Real Life Collections e-books as a way to be of help to so many more people.  I recommend them to anyone who wants to understand how to live a successful life!

Dr. Hayley DeGraaff,

Aesthetics and Anti-aging Physician

My relationship with Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk began twenty years ago when they were faculty in my residency at UAB Medical School.  They are sincerely compassionate and skilled healers.  Their insights and interventions are always respectful and practical, whether teaching medical residents, treating patients, or consulting with me on a case.  Their Real Life Answers newspaper columns have always been quick, practical and entertaining.  I am excited to see them take this next step in sharing their wisdom through DrsQuirk.com and their Real Life Collections e-books!

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Dr. Gary Huckaby,

Industrial Organizational Psychologist

I have been professional colleagues, friends and fellow parishioners at church with Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk for twenty years.  When I see clients who I believe need a more clinical approach than is within my realm of expertise, they are who I refer to.  Whether in their clinical practice, personal relationships, or in their church ministries, they are consistently compassionate, rational and resourceful in helping others to find peace of mind and success in their lives.  I have the utmost respect for them and highly recommend the web site DrsQuirk.com and their Real Life Answers e-books.  

Dr. John Thomas Sandy,

Clinical Psychologist

I have been professional colleagues and friends with Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb for over thirty years.  Personally they have been loyal and reliable friends and professionally they are excellent psychologists who provide superior care to their patients. Their newspaper column Real Life Answers has always been a relevant and useful contribution to our community.  

 

I am pleased that they are taking this step to establish the DrsQuirk.com web site and offer their Real Life Collections e-books.  The Real Life Collections e-books are practical, entertaining and an easy five minute read.  I strongly recommend their web site and their Real Life Collections e-books, to anyone who wants to improve themselves and their lives.  

Dr. Annie Wells,

Clinical Psychologist and University Professor

I have known Patrick and Margaret Bibb Quirk first as outstanding clinical psychology graduate students, more than thirty years ago and later as professional colleagues.  They have been significant contributors to our professional organizations locally, statewide and nationally.  They have represented the profession of psychology very well through their clinical practice, their professional writing and their community involvement, to include their musical contribution to the community.  

Dr. W. Mitchell Robertson, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Marriage and Family Therapist

Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk have worked for decades helping individuals, couples, families, organizations and the entire community to assess and overcome the problems which impede them.  They have been able to significantly enhance the insight and skills of a generation of family physicians to understand the complex nature of their patients’ struggles.  They have informed and entertained our community about how to deal with Real Life, and have practiced what they preach with each individual and family with whom they have come in contact.

Brent Morris,

M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

I have known Drs. Quirk and Bibb in many roles over the last twenty five years.  In their writing, professional presentations and psychotherapy, they present the philosophy that in this complex and imperfect world, we must always aspire to be the best version of ourselves and that we create the most functionally loving relationships we can with others.  Over all of these years, I experience them as consistently practicing what they preach with clients, colleagues, friends and family.  I emphatically endorse their web site and their Real Life Collections e-books as vehicles for sharing their wise and compassionate message with a broader audience.

Robbie Robinson,

M.S. Licensed Counselor

I have been friends and professional colleagues with Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk for over thirty years.  I have requested many professional consultations from them and have always been pleased with their conscientious and compassionate responses.  I’ve read their weekly column for years and have been present for many of their professional presentations.  Their insights about the human struggle are engaging and entertaining and provide a fresh new perspective for me and my clients.    As I am a musician and work with the youth band at my church and have played in a classic rock band with Margaret for thirty years, I particularly delight in their insights about the value of the arts for personal development.

Dana Summers,

M.S., Licensed Counselor

Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk have been positively immersed both professionally and personally in our community for decades.  They continuously demonstrate exceptional commitment and competence in helping others to be their best, whether in a personal or professional relationship.   Their DrsQuirk.com web site and Real Life Collections are an easy opportunity for anyone to benefit from their wisdom and expertise.

Kenny Tannehill,

M.S. Licensed Counselor

I have been friends and professional colleagues with Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk for over thirty years.  They are especially clinically competent psychologists and their writing and professional presentations are entertaining and easily understood by the lay public.  Personally, they are compassionate, loyal, and reliable friends.  I recommend them and their work without reservation.

ATTORNEYS

Shelley Bilbrey J.D.,

Domestic Attorney

I first knew Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk and Dr. Patrick Quirk as encouraging faculty in my residency at the University of Alabama Medical School Huntsville Campus.  As a private practitioner I have been very pleased with the competent and compassionate care they have provided to the patients I refer to them.  Their clinical services and their weekly Real Life Answers newspaper columns are a significant resource to our community. 

Rankin Sneed,

Attorney at Law

I have come to know the Quirk family through our mutual passion for community theatre.  We have performed together for a dozen years in Fantasy Playhouse’s (local children’s theater) A Christmas Carol, where I have almost always played Ebenezer Scrooge.  They are a warm and friendly family and are very talented performers.  Their Real Life Answers newspaper columns about theater’s potential to enhance personal growth are particularly insightful.  I am pleased that they are making their message available to a much broader audience in the form of this web site and their Real Life Collections e-books.   

Susan Conlon J.D.,

Domestic Attorney

As a family law practitioner I am privy to the emotional turmoil a divorce and related legal matters can cause to children, parents and families.  Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk have been an enormous help to the legal community in this regard. They have long provided counsel to the larger community through their terrific newspaper column and as educators at UAB Medical School and to their church community as well.  

 

Both of them are always open to providing assistance to me when needed and I know they have done the same for many lawyers here in Huntsville and North Alabama. I have never hesitated to refer clients to them as I know both doctors to conduct themselves with the highest level of professionalism and to have a depth of knowledge related to mental health issues and beyond.

 

In addition, both Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk are kind and gentle people who meet the clinical needs of their clients and patients with a measure of comfort and ease. They enjoy the highest respect and admirations of this community and I am grateful for my long-standing association with them.

Bill Burgess J.D.,

Domestic Attorney

Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk (the Drs. Quirk) have been friends and trusted professional colleagues of mine for more than thirty years.  We have shared a number of clients over the years and I am always confident that any client that I refer to them will be cared for with the greatest of compassion and professional competence.  When clients provide us permission to consult regarding their cases, the Drs. Quirk provide caring and insightful feedback which is of benefit in my management of my client’s case.  Their newspaper columns have always been accessible, informative and entertaining resources for useful information.  I am delighted that, through their DrsQuirk.com web site and their Real Life Answers web site, they are taking a much needed step toward sharing their message with a much broader audience.

CLERGY

Reverend Andy Anderson, Rector,

Church of the Nativity

Drs. Pat Quirk and Margaret Bibb Quirk have been valued and trusted leaders in our work with parents, children and families over the past 12 years that I have served as rector of our vibrant and growing Episcopal downtown parish in Huntsville, Alabama. Their wise and practical approach combined with their professionalism and deep clinical knowledge and skills have been a tremendous resource for our members. Their involvement in our parish community as participants and teachers has brought support and healing to many. They draw upon their own experience as parents, as a couple, and as members of our faith community, seeking wholeness for themselves and others. Their articulate and witty style is approachable and engaging.  For years, their insightful newspaper columns have always been looked forward to.  They have even been quoted in sermons!  I am grateful and delighted that they are expanding their accessibility to a wider audience through their online resource DrsQuirk.com.  You will find a wealth of helpful information from two very wise and caring professionals who know what they are talking about!

Reverend Russell “Rusty” McCown,

Assistant Rector, Church of the Nativity

The Real Life Answers columns that Dr. Patrick Quirk and Dr. Margaret Bibb Quirk have produced are a real and sincere gift to our community. The litany of issues they explore, from mental health to personal growth, from parenting to building community, reflect the gifts they bring us.  I have witnessed their compassion and desire to help others and to reach out to others who are in need of these assets.  For decades, Margaret and Pat have provided our community with compassion and insightful intervention through their clinical practice, church involvement, their children’s activities, their roles as faculty with the UAB Medical School, and their weekly newspaper column.  I am confident that through their DrsQuirk.com web site and their Real Life Collections e-books, they will be able to serve many more with their compassion, wisdom, and wit.

COMMUNITY LEADERS

Michael Ward, Vice President, Madison County Chamber of Commerce

It has been my pleasure and good fortune to develop a relationship with Pat and Margaret in a number of ways over the last 15 years.   I gained a great deal of insight about psychological and relationship issues from reading their newspaper column and from attending their Sunday School class.  I have been in a men’s group with Pat for the last 8 years and played music with Margaret in our church’s contemporary band.  Through conversations in these situations I have gained more insights about the kinds of personal issues that we all have.  A framed copy of their column “Love: the natural antidepressant” by the Drs. Quirk is on display in my office today and serves as a constant reminder that through our open and shared faith and love we can find the joy of acceptance that we all crave.

THEATRICAL ARTS

Deborah Fleischman, Theatrical Director for the Academy for Academics and Arts Magnet School

The Academy for Academics and Arts magnet school defines loving diversity, ethnically and economically.  All the members of the Quirk family have made a profound contribution to this school and to our community.  Anna and Claire are outstanding performers, excellent teachers, and wise and creative beyond their years.  The Real Life Answers newspaper columns that The “Drs. Quirk” have written have greatly expanded my own appreciation of the profound value of the theatrical arts for enhancing children’s psychological and social development and creativity.  I recommend the Real Life Collections e-books as a source of clarity and encouragement to all who are searching for a greater understanding of the complexities of Real Life.   

Luz Ladrillono, Co-Owner, Lyrique Music Productions, Broadway Actress, Voice Teacher

I have been friends with the Quirk family for a decade and been a voice teacher for their children for most of those years.  We have produced a number of local musicals together.   “Dr. Maggie” is a charter Board Member of Lyrique Music Productions and in this role has been an invaluable source of guidance, both technical and interpersonal, for making our endeavors successful.  The Quirks have been a great source of support to me and my family, as I have tried to be for them.  I value them as friends and as reputable and respectable members of the community. I trust them to be competent, reliable and honest in all of our dealings.

 

Anna and Claire are beautiful, talented, bright, and hardworking entertainers.  “Dr. Maggie’s” rock band is a surprisingly skilled local band, who we have enjoyed on many occasions.

Their Real Life Answers newspaper columns are consistently informative, practical and entertaining guides to creating a happy life.  I strongly endorse their DrsQuirk web site and their Real Life Collections e-books.  

Elaine Hubbard,

Director and Actor

For many years, I’ve witnessed Margaret Bibb Quirk and Pat Quirk’s involvement and dedication to the performing arts, to their family, and to those with whom they work.  They, and their daughters, have devoted countless hours to live theatre, contributing immeasurably to the quality of life of Huntsville and the surrounding areas.

 

Their influence as a couple and as a family, have enriched all of us in many ways. They bring a calm, sensitive and sensible approach to matters that affect not only individuals, but groups as well.

 

Through their newspaper columns, Margaret and Pat have provided sound advice, social commentary, and creative ways for countless readers to deal with life’s issues and overcome their problems. The compilation of these columns into e-books on their web site, DrsQuirk.com, will continue to offer the public a valuable source of guidance and counsel for a wide range of social and personal issues.

Author George Eliot wrote “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” 

 

Dr. Bibb and Quirk embody that motto every day by sharing their knowledge and expertise with all of us. I heartily endorse their web site, DrsQuirk.com and its important content.