Lemak welcomes new providers in remodeled building

ALABASTER – The Lemak Health Alabaster Clinic recently reopened to the public after it briefly closed to remodel and add new members to its team last spring.

“I am eager to return to a patient base I have had the privilege of serving for almost 40 years,” Lemak Health Founder and Chairman Lawrence Lemak wrote in a press release. “I am pleased to be able to provide services to our seven Shelby County area high schools and the University of Montevallo.”

As part of its renovations, Lemak Health refurbished the majority of its building, including its lobby and exam rooms.

“All of this has been given a facelift,” primary care provider, orthopedic specialist and nurse practitioner Anna Gully said.

Several new team members were introduced, including orthopedic surgeons Dr. Kavita Iyengar and Dr. Loren James, as well as Gully.

Gully said Iyengar and James provide surgery consultations, post-operation care and fracture care from the Alabaster Clinic. James performs surgeries across the street at Shelby Baptist Medical Center, and Iyengar performs surgeries at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham.

Iyengar came to the Alabaster clinic from the Lemak Health location in Birmingham. In addition to providing general sports medicine and orthopedic care, Iyengar is also an ankle and foot injury specialist.

“It is a privilege to work in a community with which our practice is so deeply rooted,” Iyengar said. “I’m happy to expand care and provide additional orthopedic services in our Alabaster clinic on an ongoing basis.”

James began his career with Lemak at the Alabaster clinic, and has returned from serving at the Lemak Health clinic in Prattville. James provides general sports medicine and orthopedic care.

“This is a great way to add convenience to my patients, and I am excited to be adding accessibility to our Shelby County patients,” James said.

Gully is one of Lemak Health’s newest providers, and has trained with all of Lemak Health’s physicians under the instruction of Lawrence Lemak.

“She is amazing. We have received so much patient feedback where they’re thrilled with her demeanor and how she takes care of everyone,” Lemak Health Digital Marketing Manager Amanda Cherry said.

Gully said they are currently preparing for the beginning of football season, when they will see patients from several local schools, including the University of Montevallo, Chelsea High School and Calera High School. Gully said Lemak Health has established great relationships with the athletic directors from the schools they work with, and provide physical evaluations and on-site medical care at athletic events.

“It will be busier for sure. We will be on the field and athletes will come here,” Gully said. “We will be present and available whenever somebody needs us.”

In the meantime, Cherry and Gully said they have been busy treating injuries for both athletes and non-athletes alike.

“We’ve already had rave reviews,” Cherry said.

“Everybody is wonderful,” Gully said. “There are lots of positive attitudes and lots of smiling faces.”

Cherry said Lemak Health in Alabaster has already established partnerships with the Drayer Physical Therapy Institute and Sonos Imaging, and is looking to establish a relationship with the recently opened OrthoExpress clinic in Chelsea in the future.

“We have a heart for the community, and we want to make sure the community is taken care of,” Cherry said.