THE GRAND OPENING of 5 AM Surgical was celebrated Friday with a ribbon cutting and open house. Pictured are, l-r, Melissa Wilder (Ameris Bank), Susie Blaylock, Toni Hammer, LPN, Lindsey Hair-Ulloa (patient services/referral coordinator), Steve Clark, Dr. Jason Wells, Wendy Pierce (Wellness Life Center), Brandie Davis (billing and collections manager), Temesia Calloway (Wellness Life Center), Baylei Ladner, Doreen Clark (coding and billing supervisor), Dr. Kendra Lynch (Wellness Life Center), Courtney King (Chamber of Commerce), Julian Brown (Joint Development Authority), and Alyssa Blakley (City of Cairo director of community development).
A Cairo surgeon has opened a new practice here where he will provide general surgery services. Dr. Jason Wells celebrated the opening of his business, 5 AM Surgical, with a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. Dr. Wells has worked in Cairo since the fall of 2018, and says he will continue to provide traditional surgery services in addition to plastic surgery, in-office chemical peels and skin treatments.
The unique business name is a nod to the time of morning when many surgeons begin their day. The office is located at 475 Hansell St. S.E., and is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. until noon. To contact the office, call (229) 397-2672.
In addition to Dr. Wells, 5 AM Surgical includes employees Toni Hammer-LPN, Doreen Clark, Brandie Davis and Lindsey Hair-Ulloa. The women told the crowd at Friday’s grand opening that between them they have more than 77 years of experience in the medical field.
Grand prizes given away Friday went to Susie Blaylock, Alyssa Blakley and Steve Clark.
Dr. Wells earned his M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor in 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from University of Michigan in 2002 and a graduate degree in medical sciences from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Ind. in 2003. He completed a residency in general surgery at Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C. and a fellowship in plastic surgery at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.