Dr. Lawrence Lemak, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 77
  
Dr. Lemak
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Lemak Health

2215 Decatur Hwy Ste 117 Gardendale, AL 35071

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Dr. Lawrence Lemak, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gardendale, AL and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lemak has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 1969. He is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lemak to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lemak was my surgeon at Ft. Meade in 1974. My right ankle has held up beautifully after all these years! I highly recommend him to everyone I know in the Birmingham area. Thank you so much for your fine care.
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Patricia Fitzberger Gibson – Jun 26, 2020
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Highly recommended! Totally well in 6 weeks from knee surgery!! Dr Lemak and staff were great to me and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
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Tracie Bean – Jun 17, 2020
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The pre-op and post-op were great . The education and information of the surgery was fantastic. Every individual that we were in contact with was pleasant. We drove from our hometown of Gulf Shores to allow Dr . Lemak and Dr. Appell to perform this procedure. Thank all of the staff and everyone affiliated with our experience.
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Patsy Blankenship – Jun 08, 2020
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I had an MRI done for an injury, and a week later they still have not reviewed it. I called everyday and was told Dr. Kevita of Lemak sports medicine still had not looked at it.
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May 19, 2020
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New pt and able to get in and see doc quickly. Staff was super friendly from nurse, X-ray tech, NP and doc
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Apr 24, 2020
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Has been taking care of my Orthopedic needs for approximately 23 years, maybe longer. Scoping knees, a couple shoulder surgeries and finally a complete knee replacement. I have always had complete confidence that I had all the information I needed, all the options before we made the decision needed to correct my issues. Whenever I needed to see Dr. L, I felt like I was going to see a friend even more than a world case physician. His staff seems more like friends and family then just a medical staff. Just released me in last week from my knee replacement and follow-up. I could not recommend anyone more than Dr Lemak and staff!
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Wes Allbritton – Feb 22, 2020
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Extremely Professional and dedicated to providing excellent heath care.
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Feb 15, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Lemak and his staff leave much to be desired. Surgery was okay, but the followup care was not up to par. His staff was supposed to start the authorization for a get injection to help with pain in my knee...6 months after we started the process I finally received a call that it had been approved. During this time I called his office continually to inquire about the injection only to be told multiple times that they were working on it; as times their answer was very vague. When I received word that it was approved I had already seen another surgeon. According to my insurance the authorization was submitted on 1/17/19 and was approved on 1/21/19. Letter was mailed to Dr. Lemal on 1/22/19...I didn't receive the call untl 6/14/2019!!! Totally unacceptable...this office absolutely dropped the ball with my care!!!! I wouldn't even dare to take my dog to this office!!
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Donna Rouse in Mount Olive, AL – Jun 21, 2019
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Very friendly and thorough and has a genuine concern for all his patients.
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Jan 03, 2018
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I would and have recommended Dr. leMak to anyone who needs a total knee replacement.. I did great after he operated on mine. The Physical therapists were astounded how well I did, and was off my walker and even cane Much sooner than I thought. People still say they can,t believe I walking my dog almost a mile a day, work in my yard, and have traveled to Wyoming twice since the operation in March. Dr. Lemak is so kind and not in a hurry explaining any question you might have. A SUPER Dr.!
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Paulette freeman in Elmore, AL – Nov 02, 2016
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He loves to schedule surgeries. Rush in rush out. Discourages getting a second opinion. Very conceited and full of himself. Feels like the assembly line at some automotive plant.
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Hadley Johns in Huntsville al – Sep 30, 2016
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I've been a patient of Dr. Lemak's since he opened his Clinic in Prattville. He is very professional and thorough in diagnosing and treating his patients. I suffered with knee pain for over a year. Dr. Lemak replaced my knee and I have absolutely no pain at all now. Anyone should consider themself fortunate to be treated by Dr. Lemak. 5 Stars!
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Carolyn B in Prattville, AL – Aug 11, 2016
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His staff was friendly, my visit was efficient, and it was easy to get an appointment [surprisingly] the next day!
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Margarite H. in Birmingham, AL – Apr 27, 2016
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About Me

As an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, I believe that the whole body cannot be healthy unless each part is healthy. I provide surgical musculoskeletal care to athletes at every level of competition as well as non-athlete patients.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics

Education

1974
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1971
Carraway Methodist Hospital
Residency Hospital
1970
University of Alabama Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1969
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1965
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Lemak accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lemak performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak performs Knee Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lemak performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Knee Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak treats Knee Dislocation more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Lemak treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Lemak performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Lemak treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Lemak performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Lemak's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Lemak Health

Lemak Health2215 Decatur Hwy Ste 117 Gardendale, AL 35071
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Lemak Health2709 LEGENDS PKWY Prattville, AL 36066
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Lemak Health- Cahaba River5018 Cahaba River Rd Vestavia, AL 35243
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