Dr. Lawrence Lemak, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 78

Dr. Lemak
Accepting new patients
720 Montclair Rd Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 35213

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(205) 876-1100

Dr. Lawrence Lemak, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. 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's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lemak treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Meniscus Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lemak performs Meniscus Surgery more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Lemak's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • 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 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Lemak accepts the following insurance:

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Dental Blue 100/200/300
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Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Lemak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lemak

4.6

Based on 31 ratings

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Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 22, 2021
Appt went well. Disappointed that I’m waiting 10+ days for surgery on a knee that won’t let me walk.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Keith – Apr 27, 2021
In my book he is the best I have had zero problems and recommend him any time someone asks about orthopedic Doctors
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 09, 2021
Doctor Lemak took his time to exam me, he has GREAT BEDSIDE MANNERS he answered my questions it was just a Great visit and I did not feel rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kim – Oct 30, 2020
I had very little wait time. Dr. Lemak was very courteous and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 07, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Patricia Fitzberger Gibson – Jun 26, 2020
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tracie Bean – Jun 17, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patsy Blankenship – Jun 08, 2020
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
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
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wes Allbritton – Feb 22, 2020
Extremely Professional and dedicated to providing excellent heath care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 15, 2020
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
Very friendly and thorough and has a genuine concern for all his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 03, 2018
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.!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Paulette freeman in Elmore, AL – Nov 02, 2016
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Hadley Johns in Huntsville al – Sep 30, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carolyn B in Prattville, AL – Aug 11, 2016
His staff was friendly, my visit was efficient, and it was easy to get an appointment [surprisingly] the next day!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Margarite H. in Birmingham, AL – Apr 27, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, I believe that the whole body cannot be healthy unless each part is healthy. I provide surgical musculoskeletal...Read more

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Lemak, the Founder of Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, is a nationally renowned thought leader in the field of sports medicine who...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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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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What are Dr. Lawrence Lemak, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lemak frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Knee Arthroscopy, and Meniscus Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lemak treats.

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Dr. Lemak's office is located at 720 Montclair Rd Ste 101, Birmingham, AL 35213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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720 Montclair Rd Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 35213
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Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average