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Pediatric Providers

Nermein Lotfy, MD Pediatrics

Dr Lotfy is  board certified  in Pediatrics and Adolescent medicine. She has been practicing for more than 15 years.

Graduated from Michigan state University,

Became the cheif resident in 1998 and worked as an associate clinical professor at the university for 1 year.

Moved with her husband Dr. Haggag to Tennesse where they practiced for years and then to Madison, AL,  where they found their home .

She has special interest in

sports injuries  as she was involved in her kids sports and has years of experience with variuos medical illnesses as  ADHD, asthma, Allergies & Diabetes .

Dr. Lotfy enjoys playing tennis, table tennis, swimming and spending time with her two children in her free time. .

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Amy Johnson, CRNP Pediatrics



Amy is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, recently joining the practice to care for our pediatric and adolescent patients. Her career and interest in caring for pediatric patients began in 2013 when she graduated from Saint Louis University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and began working at  Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital on their hematology/oncology unit and later went on to gain important critical care skills and proficiency in pediatrics while working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
In 2017, Amy moved down to Huntsville with her husband and has since established herself as a CRNP under Dr. Lotfy's guidance and expertise. She considers herself immensely blessed to have this opportunity to continue caring for the pediatric population and is so excited to continue her journey with Valley Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. 
Amy is happiest when with her husband Tyler and raising their two young kids in Huntsville, Alabama. She also enjoys swimming, hiking, and traveling to new places in her spare time. 

Adult Providers

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Akram Haggag, MD

Dr. Haggag is a board

certified internist

who cares for patients

14 years of age and older. He graduated from Michigan State university where he finished his residency .


Was elected as chief resident in 1999 and worked as associate clinical professor for 1 year at the university. He then moved and worked in Tennesse and Decatur until he relocated his practice  to Madison , Al.

Currently works as the director of inpatient hospitalists at Crestwood hospital and cares for  his patients at his private clinic with the help of his nurse practitioners.

Dr. Haggag enjoys playing Tennis, Fishing and spending time with his wife and two children in his free time.







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Jared Connor, CRNP

Jared is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, whose primary focus is managing acute and chronic medical conditions. Can evaluate and treat patients of 13 years age and older. Ever since taking the first aid merit badge in the Boy Scouts of America, Jared knew he wanted to be in the medical field. Fast forward to 2006, Jared earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Univeristy of Alabama Huntsville, and began working as a registered nurse at Crestwood Medical Center. Jared had a wide range of inpatient RN experience during his tenure at Crestwood, primarily in the Medical and Surgical ICUs. In 2014, Jared finished his gradute studies for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at UAH and began working as a CRNP for Alabama Hospital Medicine, the hospitalist group of Crestwood, under the leadership of Dr. Haggag. I have a passion for trying to help people, and it makes me so happy if I can help make a lasting difference or improvement in your life. I look forward to becoming your partner and consultant in your health care.

Jared enjoys running marathons, being outdoors and spending time with his wife and two children in his free time.


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Julie Connor, CRNP

Julie is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, who specializes in adult health and chronic medical conditions. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2012, she began her career as a registered nurse in the Post Cardiovascular Surgery Unit and Cardiovascular ICU at Huntsville Hospital. She worked closely with patients recovering from open heart surgery and a variety of other cardiothoracic surgeries. Julie often worked in other areas of the hospital, but her main passion and specialty was cardiovascular health. In 2015, she completed her master’s degree for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from UAH and began working with the hospitalist group at Crestwood Medical Center under the guidance of Dr. Haggag and many other knowledgeable physicians. While she learned a great deal working in the hospital, she desired more of a personal connection with her patients and also a more family friendly work schedule. She joined our practice in 2017 to have more time with her first daughter at home.


Julie feels blessed and honored to be a part of such a family centered practice. She and Jared now have two daughters. She enjoys running with her family, training for long distance races, and anything involving the outdoors. She has a special passion for optimizing health to minimize the need for medicine. She looks forward to being a part of your health journey.

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