Our staff are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you!
Laurie Applegate, MSPT, DPT
Laurie is a Physical Therapist who received her B.S. from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1994, her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Alabama State University in 2003, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University in 2007.
She has 14 years of experience in physical therapy, and before working at Premier, she worked for 10 years as a clinical director for multiple clinics. Laurie specializes in outpatient orthopedics and is certified in dry-needling. She has been with Premier Physical Therapy since June of 2016. She and her husband Alex, have been married for 10 years. Laurie enjoys an active lifestyle with 3 children and enjoys working out, staying healthy, and spending time with her family.
John P. Coscette, LPTA
John began working at Premier Physical Therapy in 2009 (under previous ownership). He graduated from South University in December, 2008. While completing the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, John worked and managed his uncle's restaurant in Prattville. John was born and raised in New York and moved to Alabama a few years ago. He is of Dominican/Italian decent and bilingual in English and Spanish. He has traveled all over the world and enjoys learning about other cultures. John has a passion for music, enjoys working out, visiting with friends and family, and learning new things.
Leandra Brown, LPTA, CFE
Leandra graduated from South University in December of 2011. She has been working at Premier since March of 2016. Born and raised in Birmingham, AL, she enjoys her job where she is able to take great care of her patients. She is also certified in physical work performance evaluation to perform FCEs.
Bonita Surles, Office Manager/Human Resources
Bonita has been with Premier (and previous ownership) for 14 years. Initially, Bonita began working as an Office Manager and Rehab Aide for the therapists. Currently, Bonita performs various duties including management of both insurance and Human Resources. Outside of work, Bonita enjoys being involved with her church family, spending time with her two daughters and friends and relaxing on the beach.
Denise Daniel, Billing Specialist
Denise is from the Montgomery area and began working with Premier in 2014. She graduated from Troy State University Montgomery with an Associates Degree in Business and also graduated from Auburn University Montgomery with a Bachelors Degree of Legal Studies. Denise will happily assist you with your billing needs.
Technician, Sean Rice, will lead you through your exercises every session with a kind and caring attitude. Sean has been a part of the Premier team since 2014.