Dr. Steven King, M.D., Ph.D     -     Vivian Tucker, CRNP

Dr. Steven J. King, M.D., Ph.D is an internal medicine physician as well as a pediatrician who specialized in gastroenterology. Dr. King focuses on preventative care for the entire family, from newborns to grandparents. At Washington State University, Dr. King completed his undergraduate and Ph.D. As a Human and Anatomy professor at U.A.B., he decided to pursue medical school. He completed residencies in both internal medicine and pediatrics followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology with further studies in liver transplantation. Most importantly, he is supported by his 'best assets,' his wife, his three sons, and his six daughters. When not working, he enjoys his horse, Patrick.

Welcome to Solid Oak Adult and Pediatric!


Each member of our cheerful staff shares the same goal of providing quality and personalized care to every member of your family. We provide general medical services for all ages, from newborns to seniors. Due to his experience as a gastroenterology specialist, Dr. King is also willing to advise patients in this area as well.  

Solid Oak Adult and Pediatric

Vivian Tucker, CRNP (Vivi) is a PCNB, board certified Nurse Practitioner, with five years of practitioner clinical experience in pediatric gastroenterology and five years as a neonatal nurse at U.A.B. She completed her undergraduate work at Auburn University and her master's degree at U.A.B. During her clinical education, she worked in partnership with doctors who specialized in general pediatrics, asthma and allergy, and pulmonology.


When Vivi is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the lake, and playing soccer. Vivi loves the opportunity to invest into each child with encouragement, care, and medical insight. She is living a lifetime dream, serving