Two local physicians are joining SAMC this summer — H.L. Lassiter Jr., MD, FAAFP, and Jonathan E. McNeal, DO.
Dr. Lassiter has operated his Midland City practice, Southeast Family HealthCare, for 13 years. He is committed to providing the highest standard of medical care close to home, and now has the support of the area's largest and most comprehensive regional referral center. Beginning Aug. 1, his clinic will become part of SAMC. Some of the treatments he specializes in include hypertension, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, arthritis, cancer screening and health maintenance. Dr. Lassiter is Board certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow for the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his residency at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. His office is open during the week from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closing at noon Friday.
Dr. McNeal, a Dothan native, is joining the NeuroSpine Center in August. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. McNeal specializes in conditions of the brain and spine to include brain tumors, tumors of the spinal cord, head trauma, spine fractures, minimally invasive spine techniques, peripheral nerve disorders, stereotactic radiosurgery, degenerative conditions of the spine, as well as herniated cervical/lumbar disks. Dr. McNeal was born and raised in Dothan and is a graduate of Dothan High School. He received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Troy University and a master of Health Science from the University of South Alabama. Dr. McNeal received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with honors. After an internship in general surgery, he completed his Neurosurgical residency at the Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, Va., where he served as chief resident.