A Huntsville doctor has a history of not paying his employees, as WHNT News 19 investigates his past after one employee from his Hartselle practice came forward about not getting paid for 150 hours of work. He has a history of closing practices and opening new ones leaving employees unpaid for their work.
WHNT News 19 reported that Dr. Roger Stanmore, owner of Premier Urgent Care in Hartselle, has a checkered past when it comes to paying his employees.
Former employee Jaycine Kennedy, manager at Premier Urgent Care spoke to News Channel 19 because she worked 150 hours at Premier Urgent Care that she alleges went unpaid.
“If that person worked so hard for your company you need to pay them their labor and they need to give me the money that they owe me,” said Kennedy. “With all of that money that he has he could at least fulfill your payroll promises to the people that work hard for you.” -Jaycine Kennedy (Source: WHNT News 19)
This is money that could have really helped her single-income household, so she needs this money to help pay her bills.
Jaycine Kennedy says she worked Monday through Saturday as the "only full-time employee of the practice." She has seen firsthand other employees that have dealt with bad checks written, which indicates that the business is having trouble paying its bills.
“There are employees that work there now that had to get their checks re-written a couple of times before they got one,” she said. “When you have delinquency in your finances and inventory it shows with your company. The least you can do when you don’t have inventory is pay your employees and he couldn’t do that.” -Jaycine Kennedy (Source: WHNT News 19)
Dr. Stanmore Has Owned Other Family Practice Locations - All Shut Down
WHNT News 19 looked into Dr. Stanmore's past practices. They found that "he owned several family practice locations, but they have closed recently" and he "settled the financial lawsuit for another location in 2018."
WHNT News 19 also found another incident from court records in 2014.
Their investigation uncovered "Stanmore was the primary owner of Decatur Medical Services when the business was shut down when employees walked off the job to protest Stanmore for repeatedly failing to meet payroll." (Source: WHNT News 19)
The findings all show a similar pattern. Open a practice, fail to pay employees. Shut down the practice. If these allegations are true, Dr. Stanmore should not be allowed to open another practice.
A Web Search of Dr. Roger Stanmore
A web search for "Dr. Roger Stanmore" finds that "Dr. Stanmore graduated from the Meharry Medical College in 1984. Dr. Stanmore works in Huntsville, AL and 2 other locations and specializes in Family Medicine." This information came from a profile on WebMD.
Another profile from RateMDs.com has several positive reviews. One person wrote on 29 September 2015, "Saw this doctor at the Birmingham American Family Care. He provided great care and I felt so much better about my illness after seeing him."
Another review from 27 October 2015 says, "I don't usually like those 'Doc in a Box' clinics, but Doctor Stanmore made me feel much better about visiting the clinic. A+ care from a very well trained Doctor." (Source: RateMDs.com)
Is Dr. Roger Stanmore a "good doctor" and a "bad business owner?"
It isn't ethical to leave employees high and dry by not paying them for their hours worked. It's just not right.
RateMDs.com. "Dr. Roger D. Stanmore" profile page.
Snowden, Archie. "Former workers accuse Huntsville doctor of not paying his employees." WHNT News 19. 9 December 2022.
WebMD Care. "Dr. Roger Dale Stanmore, MD profile page.