Medical Providers

Elmore Community Hospital providing medical care from the best physicians in the industry.

Our Staff

  • Lee Aldridge, PH.D, MD

    Dr. Aldrich is native of Syracuse, New York. He attended Florida State University and was a member of both Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa honorary societies. He next went to Auburn University and obtained a Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He practiced psychology for nine years in Boston, MA, then left to attend Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at UAB Selma Family Medicine Residency. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. He has been practicing in the Wetumpka community since 2001.

  • Jonnie Alston,DPM- Podiatry

    2006 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
    2008 Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency
    2009 Wound Care Physician, Baptist Health
    2008 Board Certified Podiatric Medicine

  • Sherman L. Armstrong, MD- General Surgery- Jackson Surgical Associates

    1973 School of Medicine, Samford University
    1974 Internship, Saint Lukes Medical Center
    1978 Residency Birmingham Baptist Medical Center

  • John Binkerd, MD

    Dr. Binkerd is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a
    member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Binkerd began his college
    education at the University of Montevallo at the age of 12 then later
    graduated from Shelby County High School at the age of 15, class of 1984.

    After completing his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama-
    Birmingham, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in
    Chemistry, he was accepted as a Rural Medical Scholar and received his
    Masters in Health from the University of Alabama.

    He continued his medical education and graduated from The University of
    Alabama- Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Binkerd continued his training
    and completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of South
    Alabama, where he was the Inaugural Pediatric Surgery Resident of the year
    and appointed the Administrative Chief Resident in his final year.

    Dr. Binkerd has extensive training in laparoscopic, breast, endocrine and
    vascular surgery with additional training in critical care, burns, wounds
    and plastics.
    Dr. Binkerd is President and CEO of Chilton Surgical Associates, PC with
    offices located in Prattville, Clanton and Wetumpka.

  • Jim Carlile, MD

    Dr. Jim is a native of Brantley, Alabama. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He received his specialty training in Pediatrics from the University of Florida College of Medicine and served as Chief Resident Physician at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Dr. Jim is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
Dr. Jim's wife, Wendy, is from Harselle, Alabama and they have two children.

  • Spencer Coleman, MD

  • Joseph Desuatels, MD- OB/GYN Associates of Montgomery, PA

    1991 BA Moorhead State university
    1995 MD University of North Dakota
    1999 Internship/ Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin
    2001 Board Certified OB/GYN

  • Tommy Garnett, DPM - Podiatry

    1990 BS Physical Science, Auburn University of Montgomery
    1995 Podiatry, University of Osteopathic Medicine College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Paul Goldhagen, MD- Orthopedic Surgery - Bone & Joint Specialist, PC

    1998 Board Certified American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Hayley Guthrie, CRNP

    Hayley Guthrie is a CRNP at Prattville Primary Care. She received her Bachelor of
    Science in Nursing from AUM and Master of Science in Nursing with a major as Family Nursing Practitioner from Troy University. Hayley worked as an RN at Jackson Hospital’s medical Surgical Unit. Additionally from 2000 to 2012, Hayley worked at Baptist Medical Center East in the North Medical Surgical Unit, Emergency Room and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. Hayley is a member of AANP and holds certifications in BCLS and ACLS. Hayley joined the practice at River Region Family Medicine in March of 2012 as a Registered Nurse and stayed on as a Certified Family nurse Practitioner. From June of 2012 until June of 2013 she also rounded as Hospitalist at Elmore Community Hospital. Hayley currently resides in Wetumpka, Alabama and is determined to provide exceptional medical care to her patients.

  • Melody Harvey, CRNP

  • Fred Hunker, MD - Pulmonologist - Inpatient Sleep Lab - Montgomery Pulmonary Consultants, P.A.

    1969 B.A. English, Creighton Univesity
    1974 M.D., University of Nebraska College of Medicine
    1975 Internship, University of Alabama School of Medicine
    1977 Residency, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
    1978 Residency, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine

  • James Izer, MD - Opthalmology - I-Tech

    1994 Bachelor of Science Biology, Summa Cum Laude, University of Huston
    1998 Doctorate of Medicine, High Honors, Baylor College of Medicine, Huston, Texas
    1999 Internship, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital
    2002 Opthalmology Residency, University of Michigan, Chief Resident

  • Loren James, MD - Orthopedic Surgery - Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

    2002 Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Milsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi.
    2007 Doctor of Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, jackson, Mississippi
    Internship, Residency, and Administrative Chief Resident, University of Kentucky, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine/ Department of general surgery.
    Fellowship Training, 2013, New Mexico Orthopaedics Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship, certified in advance trauma life support.

  • Bipin Kumar, MD - Internal Medicine

    1971 MD India Institute of Medicine
    1971 Internship India Institute of Medicine
    1975 Residency VA Hospital New York
    1976 Board Certified Internal Medicine

  • Brandy Laurenzi, CRNP

    Brandy Laurenzi is a CRNP at River Region Family Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from AUM and Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Family Medicine from Troy University. Brandy worked as an RN at Baptist Medical Center and then moved on to becoming a CRNP. She was a hospitalist for Hospital Physician Services of Central Alabama for 3 years serving Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center East and Prattville Hospital. She is a member of the River Region Advanced Practice and the ANCC. Brandy joined the practice at River Region Family Medicine in April of 2013 and works alongside Drs. Bruce Kent, Martin “Rocky” Lyons and CRNP Hayley Guthrie. Brandy currently resides in Wetumpka, Alabama and is dedicated to providing quality medical care to her patients.

  • Lawrence Lemak, MD - Orthopedic Surgery - Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

    1965 Bachelor of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    1969 Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
    1970 Surgical Internship, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
    General Surgery Recovery Residency, Carraway Methodist Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama
    1974 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1975 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Certified

  • Jeana Murphy, CRNP

    Jeana Murphy is a CRNP at River Region Family Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Troy University and Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Administration from Troy University. Jeana worked as an RN at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. She served as Baptist Health's Chief Nursing Officer for the Med/Surg, ICU and ER units for 4 years. She also served as Director of Patient Services/Admissions Manager for 3 years at Odyssey HealthCare. She served as a CRNP for River Region Cardiology, Hospital Physician Services, Southeastern Cardiology Consultants and Team Health. Jeana works alongside Drs. Bruce Kent, Martin “Rocky” Lyons and CRNP Hayley Guthrie. Jeana currently resides in Prattville, Alabama and is dedicated to providing quality medical care to her patients.

  • Rick Love, MD - Otolaryngologist- Otorhinolaryngology Associates

    1977 B.S. Zoology/ Premed, Oklahoma State University
    1981 Med School, Oklahoma University
    1982 Surgical Internship
    1986 Residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, OUHSC

  • Medha Pradhan, MD - Anesthesiology/ Pain Management - Southern Pain Control Center

    1970 Medical School: GOA Medical College, University of Bombay, Graduate Degree in Medicine and Surgery
    1971 Internship, GOA Medical College Hospital, India
    1972 Diploma, Anesthesiology, University of Bombay, India
    1974 Residency, Anesthesiology, Saint George Hospital, India
    1978 Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Residency, training in Pulmonary Medicine, Albany Medical College Hospital, New York
    Board Certified, American Academy of Pain Management and Anesthesiology

  • Paula Sullivan, DO - OB/GYN Associates of Montgomery, PA

    2003 Bachelor of Science, University of Missouri , Columbia, Missouri
    2007 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kanas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kanas City, Missouri
    2011 Residency, University of South Alabama Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mobile, Alabama

  • Lisa Williams, MD - Pulmonologist - Inpatient Sleep Lab - Montgomery Pulmonary Consultants, P.A.

    1996 B.S. Chemistry, Magma Cum Laude, Birmingham- Southern College
    2000 MD University of South Alabama College of Medicine
    2001 Internship, Internal Medicine, Carraway Methodist Medical Center
    2003 Residency Carraway Methodist Medical Center
    2006 Fellowship, Pulmonary/ Critical Care, Medical College of Georgia

  • Martin A "Rocky" Lyons, MD

    Martin “Rocky” Lyons, Jr. is an M.D. at River Region Family Medicine. Dr. Lyons received a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Cell Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Huntingdon College. He received his Certification of Public Health from University of Alabama’s Rural Medical Scholar Program before graduating with a Doctorate of Medicine from the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Lyons completed his residency at Baptist Health in the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program before joining River Region Family Medicine in August 2012. Dr. Lyons holds certifications in ACLS and PALS. He is also a member of AAFP, MA State of Alabama, Montgomery County Medical Society and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Lyons serves as Clinical Director and Lab Director of River Region Family Medicine as well as Treasurer of Elmore Community Hospital. Dr. Lyons works alongside Dr. Kent and CRNPs Hayley Guthrie and Brandy Laurenzi. Dr. Lyons remains committed to meeting the medical needs of his patients and improving their quality of life.

  • Bruce Kent, MD

    Bruce Kent is an M.D. at River Region Family Medicine. He is a native of Wetumpka Alabama who graduated from Wetumpka High School. Dr. Kent received his Bachelor of Science from Auburn University at Montgomery and graduated with honors. He attended medical school at South Alabama College of Medicine. He went on to intern at Jackson Hospital Family Practice and completed the residency program at UAB of Montgomery Family Practice with a specialty in Family Medicine. Dr. Kent is a member of AMA, MASA and AAFP. From 1990 to 2003 Dr. Kent worked in private practice. He was on staff as hospitalist for Elmore Community Hospital from 2003 until 2013, while simultaneously practicing with River Region Family Medicine. Dr. Kent works alongside Dr. Martin “Rocky” Lyons and CRNPs Hayley Guthrie and Brandy Laurenzi. Dr. Kent remains devoted to serving the medical needs of his patients with compassion.

  • W. Lawrence Floyd, MD

    Dr. Floyd is a family practitioner board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians, who has practiced family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine for the past 33 years. He grew up in North Carolina and moved to Alabama after attending Vanderbilt University undergraduate and Duke University Medical School. A Family Medicine residency was completed as a part of the Medical College of Virginia program in Newport News, VA. Since that time, he has practiced as a solo primary care physician in Montgomery, worked in Emergency Rooms in Alabama and Virginia for more that 10 years, and has been employed by various urgent care centers around Central Alabama for the majority of his career. He is a proud father of two small dogs and presently spends most of his free time exercising and trying to keep up with technology and the advances in medicine.

  • Barrow MD

  • Danny Ingram, MD

    Dr. Danny Ingram graduated from University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1981. He did his Internship and Residency at UAB Family Practice Program Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL
    from 1981-1984. He has been in private practice since 1984 in Prattville, AL. He is a member of Medical Association State of Alabama. He is involved with Autauga County Medical Society and Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a past member of Chamber of Commerce
    Board of Directors. He is married to Kelly Ingram.

  • Young, MD

  • Andrew Atkins, CRNP

    Andrew Atkins is a CRNP at Prattvile Primary Care. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham along with his Masters of Science in Nursing/ACNP. Andrew was a teaching assistant at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he assisted professors in evaluating NP students and held round table discussions online with NP students about their progress as well as a Q & A mediation about the course between student and professors. Andrew is board certified in acute care and is a member of the Alabama State Nursing Association and American College of Cardiology.

  • Elizabeth Theeck, CRNP

    Elizabeth Theeck joins the Ivy Creek Healthcare Team as a Family Nurse
    Practitioner serving in the Chilton and Wetumpka Urgent Care Clinics.
    She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a
    Masters of Science in Nursing and is board certified from the American
    Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Elizabeth has over seven years of
    experience as a registered nurse where she focused on Women's Health
    and Labor and Delivery. Being a native of Louisiana, Elizabeth enjoys
    all things Cajun. She was awarded the American Association of Nurse
    Practitioners Alabama state award for clinical excellence in 2016.

  • Emily Fitch, CRNP

  • Melissa Simpson, CRNP

  • Dr. James F. Mracek, II