Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

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

Up Close: Kelly Wiggins, Optim Orthopedics’ Director of Research

Thank you to the Society for Clinical Research Sites for this fantastic profile of Kelly Wiggins, RN, CCRC, Director of Research for Optim Orthopedics and Clinical Research Coordinator.  From the November 2018 “InFocus” newsletter from the Society for Clinical Research Sites: Kelly Wiggins began her medical career as an open-heart surgery nurse. She loved it, but

Optim Wins Big at “Best of the Boro”

  Optim Healthcare recently won several categories in “Best of the Boro,” a coveted annual distinction awarded to Statesboro’s best businesses. Following are Optim’s winners: Best Physician:  Stephen Tankersley, MD Best Orthopedic Practice: Optim Healthcare Best Physical Therapy Practice:  Optim Healthcare This is the 4th win for Optim’s Statesboro orthopedic practice and 6th win for Optim

Regentis Biomaterials Expands SAGE Clinical Trial of GelrinC™ for Knee Pain

David Palmer, MD with Optim Orthopedics, One of Eleven U.S. Sites Now Enrolling People with Knee Pain Caused by Damaged Articular Cartilage PRINCETON, N.J. & OR AKIVA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regentis Biomaterials today announced it has expanded the SAGE clinical trial of GelrinC™ for the treatment of articular cartilage damage in the knee to 11 U.S. sites. GelrinC

New Bluffton and Hilton Head Island Locations Now Open

BLUFFTON LOCATION* 8201 Pinellas Drive Bluffton, SC 29910 843.705.9401 *Please note, we are no longer seeing patients at the Okatie location LEARN MORE about the new Bluffton location.                   HILTON HEAD ISLAND LOCATION The Medical Pavilion 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Ste. 100 Hilton Head Island, SC 29926