Allan D. Mills, M.D.

Dr. Mills completed his degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California at Irvine in 1978.  He then went on to St. George’s University School of Medicine, where he completed his medical degree in 1982.



Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Michigan-1984.  His areas of focus were general surgery with an emphasis on orthopedics, Radiology, Neurosurgery and Urology.


Post Graduate Employment

Emergency Medicine physician at Caro Community Hospital in Caro, Michigan from 1984-1991

Emergency Services Physician at Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, AL 1991-1992

Emergency Services Physician at Florala Memorial Hospital, Florala, AL 1992-1993

Child-Adolescent and Family Psychiatry Residency at University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 1992-1996


In 1996 Dr. Mills decided to go into private practice at East Bay Psychiatry.  He really enjoys seeing patients in the office as well as serving as a psychiatric liaison for area rehabilitation centers.


“I am married to my beautiful wife of 36 years Ruth Mills, M.D.  She is a physician at the Veterans Administration in Pensacola, FL.  We have two children, Sarah and Adam.  We are proud that they are, now, well educated and fully independent.”-Dr Mills


February 1, 2018

Dear Sir or Ma’am,


            Because of my retirement, I will be closing my practice on March 29, 2018. I will not be available to attend to you after that date.

Since your condition may require additional care, I suggest that you arrange to place yourself under the care of another doctor. To assist you in receiving the care that you need, I will be happy to provide you with your chart in its entirety before March 29, 2018 at no cost to you.  If you request your records after that date the request must be addressed to Gilmore Services at 1-888-439-7458 and the fees to retrieve your chart will be your responsibility.

           My years here have been filled with many rewarding experiences and memorable patients.


May God continue to bless you,

A.    David Mills, M.D.

Terry E. Passman, M.D.


Dr. Passman has done almost all aspects of psychiatry in his career.  His training began with a B.S. in Psychology from Tulane followed by a M.D. from Tulane Medical, an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and residency at Tulane.  He then became the Division Psychiatrist for the Fourth Infantry. This was followed by private practice in Metairie and a clinical appointment to the Tulane Faculty, which continues.  He came to Fairhope in 1998 and became Medical Director of the Harbor in-patient unit at Thomas Hospital and joined East Bay Psychiatry.


His credentials include:

Board certified in Psychiatry

Fellow, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry

Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatry Association


Dr. Passman does medication management, some therapy and coordination with therapists.  His major areas of work are depression, anxiety, bipolar, substance abuse and genetic coordination.


He is married and his wife grew up in Fairhope.  They have three sons and five grandchildren.  He and his wife enjoy traveling and the arts.


Janie Pate Stephenson

Clinical Social Worker


Janie Stephenson has a BA in Sociology form the University of Montevallo.  Her Masters in Social Work is from the University of Alabama.  Ms. Stephenson is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker.  She has experience working with children and families in the Alabama Department of Human Resources.  She also served as a Training Coordinator with DHR.  Ms. Stephenson taught Sociology at Coastal Alabama Community College in Fairhope.


She has been in private practice with East Bay Psychiatry since 2001.


Her practice includes these life issues:


Adolescence adjustment






Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Relationship problems

Self Injury

Sexual abuse Women’s Issues


Ms. Stephenson lives in Daphne.  Her hobbies are travel and sailing.

Walter L. Elam, D.Min.


Dr. Elam is a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist who is also licensed as a supervisor counselor to train future counselors.


He received his masters and doctorate from The University of the South, Sewanee.


He is a Clinical Member of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Diplomat American Psychotherapy Association

Member of American Mental Health Counselors Association


Dr. Elam sees clients related to:


Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Post-Partum Depression

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Medical Family Therapy

Stress Management


Behavioral Problems



He welcomes work with families, couples and individuals.


He is married to a marriage and family therapist who works primarily with children and adolescence.  They have three adult children and four grandchildren.  His hobbies include hunting and fishing.

Thomas S. Bennett, PhD.

Dr. Bennett came to Mobile in 1979 to join the faculty at the University of South Alabama, after serving as a United States Army officer and teaching at Georgia State University.  He entered private practice in 1980.

Dr. Bennett completed his PhD at Georgia State University and an internship at the Atlanta VA Hospital.  He also served as Chief of Psychological, Social and Vocational Services at a rehabilitation hospital.

Dr. Bennett has maintained a general clinical practice for over 30 years.  He sees children, adolescents and adults, with a wide range or issues, providing psychological testing and psychotherapy.

Also, he serves on the advisory board for EastPointe Hospital.  He belongs to the following professional organizations: American Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association and the Alabama Psychological Association.

In addition, Dr. Bennett has been actively involved with state and federal legal systems and routinely testifies in court about a wide range of clinical issues.

Away from work, Dr. Bennett most enjoys family activities with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Our office staff will always strive to be courteous and helpful.  Together they have over 30 years of experience in the medical field.  We realize that our staff is the main point of contact for our patients and we'll always do our best to meet your needs.