Join Us In Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month

April is Occupational Therapy Month and we’re spotlighting our talented team of Occupational Therapists. Occupational Therapists work closely with injured, ill or disabled patients to help them do the things they want and need to do and fully engage in daily life. But don’t let the word “occupational” fool you. Occupational therapy is about much

Up Close: Dr. Gregory Kolovich

Growing up, Gregory Kolovich, MD didn’t want to be a doctor, in fact, he wanted to be an engineer. But after beginning undergraduate classes at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, he decided to change course. Now, he’s an orthopedic surgeon with Optim Orthopedics specializing in hand, wrist and elbow. Since joining the healthcare network more

Optim’s Autumn Parsons Helps SEHS Become a Safe Sports School

South Effingham High School has been officially designated a Safe Sports School by the National Athletic Trainers Association. The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. It’s one of only two schools in our region and the only public school

Athletic Trainer Bill Hall Hopes to Help Tormenta Bring Home Championship

Athletic Trainer Bill Hall Hopes to Help Tormenta Bring Home a League One Championship By Bernadette O’Donnell for Tormenta FC From taking part in Georgia Southern’s first three National Championships to working for the 1996 Nicaraguan Olympic team, Tormenta FC athletic trainer Bill Hall’s next step is to help the club bring home a USL

Accepting New Patients in Statesboro: Orthopedic Surgeon Patrick Hanson, MD

SAVANNAH, GA (March 29, 2018) – Optim Medical Center is proud to announce that Patrick Hanson, MD, will start seeing patients at the orthopedic clinic in Statesboro on Thursdays starting April 4, 2019.  Dr. Hanson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon providing comprehensive care in general orthopedics. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia,

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Treat a Variety of Pain

Overview Platelet rich plasma therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing. Can it Help Me? PRP may help if you have: meniscus tears in your knee. Rotator cuff tears in your shoulder. Plantar fasciitis in your foot. And injuries in

Melissa McDuffie, RN, Guides Tattnall’s Total Joint Patients

When you’re scheduled to have a surgical procedure, the anticipation can be overwhelming. Not knowing what to expect before, during and after can result in needless fear and anxiety. Fortunately for patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement at Optim Medical Center – Tattnall, Melissa McDuffie, RN, is available to help them every step of

Optim Wins Sponsor of the Year Award

Optim Sports Medicine was presented with the Sponsor of the Year award at the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium in Atlanta on March 9. The award is to recognize businesses for outstanding contributions in the field of sports medicine and athletic training.                       Pictured above: