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.
Blair P. Cook, SLP
Blair is a Speech Language pathologist who received her Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders from The University of Alabama in 2013.
She has experience in speech therapy with adults in acute care, inpatient hospital, and outpatient settings. Blair is trained and certified in Vital Stim Therapy. She has been working at Premier Physical Therapy since November of 2018. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and gardening.
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 10 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, loves spending time with his wife and son, visiting with friends and family, and learning new things.
Bonita Surles, Marketing Director/HumanResources
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. 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.
Chelsie Coscette, Office Manager/Intake Coordinator
Chelsie has been a part of the Premier Family since 2017. She performs multiple duties, including insurance verifications, authorizations, and scheduling new patients. Call her today to set up your new patient appointment! Our receptionist, Cally Hudson, will greet you with a warm smile and take care of your scheduling needs!
Technicians, Shaun Rice & Judah Griffin, will lead you through your exercises every session with a kind and caring attitude.