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:

Making a Difference…Optim Volunteers

(Coach Joe Sutton pictured on the back row, far left, with the Pitt Bulls.) Joe Sutton, a Surgical Tech at the Optim Surgery Center, coached the Pitt Bulls,  a 10-and-under boys’ basketball team in both the Chatham County and City of Savannah leagues. The Pit Bulls ended the season as the County and District Champions for Savannah and

Ribbon Cutting at New Metter Location

A big thank you goes out to the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce and the entire Metter community for their support at the Optim Primary Care ribbon cutting Feb. 28. We’re so thankful to be a part of this amazing community. Pictured from left to right: Mikeyia Shipman; Kristen Monroe; Darla Kennedy; Peggy Strickland; Lee Walker, FNP; Nic

GATA Sports Medicine Person of the Year: Don Aaron, MD

ATLANTA, GA—The Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association (GATA) has named Don Aaron, MD, as the recipient of the Warren Morris Sports Medicine Person of the Year Award.  An orthopedic surgeon with Optim Orthopedics specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Aaron serves as a team physician for Georgia Southern University as well as nine high schools in southeast

Up Close: Kevin Stevenson, MD, Has Got Your Back

(From Macon Magazine)           Dr. Kevin Stevenson has been fascinated with the brain and nervous system his whole life. The fact that he would pursue a career in neurosurgery surprised no one. Initially raised in a military family, Dr. Stevenson was born in Germany and raised mostly in Minneapolis, where he

Up Close: Dr. Chad Zehms

(From an article in CH2 Magazine by Barry Kaufman) Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Chad T. Zehms: From the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field to the rolling fairways of Hilton Head Island             There is a world of difference between Green Bay, Wisconsin and Hilton Head Island. Especially this time of year.

Up Close: Dr. Thomas Lawhorne

There are plenty of things that run in families. There’s the typical hair and eye color, of course. But, for many, career paths are also common. That is certainly true of the Lawhorne family, which includes father-son surgeons. It was the elder Dr. Lawhorne that inspired his son, Thomas, to pursue a career in medicine.

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall Receives Prestigious Award

At a recent ceremony, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall was recognized as one of America’s 100 Best for Joint Replacement by Healthgrades, the online resource for information about physicians, hospitals and health care providers. The prestigious award was presented to Optim Medical Center-Tattnall CEO Rob Snipes by Alicia Carroll, Director of Quality Solutions for Healthgrades.  “Receiving this