About Us

Advanced Surgical Care

As a general surgeon in Muscle Shoals, Dr. David Cozart, MD performs surgical procedures to treat conditions affecting the abdomen and related structures, like hernias or tumors.

Known for his compassionate and caring approach with patients, board certified general surgeon, Dr. Cozart, is among Muscle Shoals’s most skilled minimally invasive surgeons.

What this means to patients is less pain, less risk, and quicker recovery times than those generally experienced by patients who undergo open abdominal procedures, or surgery performed the 'old way'.

Dr. David Cozart

General Surgeon

Dr. Cozart graduated from the University of Tennessee – Memphis School of Medicine in 1990 and then went on to complete a General Surgery Residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. He is currently in private practice at Advanced Surgical Care, PC located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His areas of interest are breast and colon cancer treatment, cancer screening, operative general surgery and endoscopy. Dr. Cozart is associated with Helen Keller Hospital, Shoals Hospital and North Alabama Medical Center. He holds medical licenses in both Alabama and Tennessee.

Dr. Cozart is married to Ashley, his loving wife of 10 years. He is also the father of four wonderful children, Kendyl, Sydney, Samantha and Tom. When not working, Dr. Cozart enjoys being with family, hunting, boating, music, and Mississippi State athletic events (supporting his alma mater.)

  • Colorectal cancer in patients under 30 years of age
  • Contributors to the Southwestern Surgical Congress Unusual Case Registry

Exie Wallace

Office Manager

Exie Wallace is our Office Manager. She assists in many facets of the practice including business operations, billing oversight, patient communication and support. Exie brings over 25 years of administrative experience in Office Management, it is her goal to ensure your visits with us goes smoothly and efficiently!

When not working, Exie enjoys being in the kitchen working on a new recipe and spending time with her family.

Tyra Newkirk


Tyra Newkirk is our Medical Assistant / Receptionist, she graduated from Northwest Shoals Community College and has over 8 years medical experience. She has previously worked in the fields Gynecology, Psychiatry and now we are excited to welcome her to General Surgery! She will assist you from the beginning till the end of your visit with Dr. Cozart, her goal is making you feel comfortable and well taken care of.

Tyra loves Alabama Football and Nick Saban… Roll Tide! Tyra and her husband Buster are the parents of 4 children who are always on the go!

Shilaine Hill


Shilaine is a graduate of Northwest Shoals Community College. She began her career in the hospital setting. She worked in the surgery and critical care departments and now we are delighted to have her in the outpatient office setting. She enjoys building relationships and working with patients to help them as they establish their healthcare goals and needs.

Shilaine’s philosophy has always been to learn as much as possible from every experience that life has to offer! She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors.

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