General Surgeon Stephanie LeMaster, M.D., Welcoming New Patients in Alpena
Stephanie LeMaster, M.D., is a general surgeon who recently joined MidMichigan Physicians Group and sees patients at her office in Alpena. She performs procedures at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.
Dr. LeMaster was attracted to the specialty of general surgery in medical school and likes that it is such a dynamic field. “I really enjoy being able to see results from my interventions quickly,” she said. “I was amazed in medical school when we cured a patient’s colon cancer with surgery, and that is what made me want to become a surgeon.”
Dr. LeMaster received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, and completed a general surgery internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville. She also completed her residency in general surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia.
It’s Dr. LeMaster’s goal to create a team with her patients where they understand their disease or medical problem and the options to treat it. “I want my patients to know that they can reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns,” she said.
The most satisfying aspect of Dr. LeMaster’s work is seeing how much better people can feel after surgery. “It’s so rewarding to know that you helped someone feel better,” she said. “I think I’m a good listener and work well with patients so that they understand what is going on, which helps them feel more at ease.”
Dr. LeMaster believes that everyone is entitled to equitable health care and is excited to be a part of MidMichigan Health.
Those who are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. LeMaster may call the office at (989) 354-5717. Those interested in more information may visit www.midmichigan.org/lemaster.