Cahaba Medical fills Maplesville doctor void

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2022

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By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor

After Dr. Lucille S. Collins closed her practice in Maplesville, Cahaba Medical Care — Maplesville was the only medical office left in town.

The office has continued to provide care, but has been relying on the expertise of certified registered nurse practitioners since December 2020.

A rotating schedule implemented this summer has allowed residents of Maplesville and the surrounding areas the opportunity to be seen by a medical doctor closer to home.

Dr. Philip Ojeabulu, Dr. Isaiah Matroni and Dr. Amanda Alldredge have joined the team. Ojeabulu is in the office on Mondays. Matroni is in the office on Tuesdays. Alldredge is in the office Wednesdays and Fridays.

“It is very exciting,” office manager Amanda Brown said.

Brown said having three doctors in rotation has increased the appointment availability at the office and the care that can be given.

“There are several procedures that are available that weren’t previously available, and the appointment availability is there to accommodate the procedure,” Brown said.

She gave the example of joint injections were possible previously, but there was not enough appointment availability to meet the need.

Brown said Ojeabulu and Matroni are graduates of the Cahaba residency program and stayed with the company. They will be serving at Maplesville and other offices.

Alldredge “was hired on through the Global Fellowship Program, so she will be working doing missions for a few months over the next year with Cahaba Medical Care,” Brown said.

Cahaba Medical Care in Maplesville is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.