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Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

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Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

John McCormick, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

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John McCormick, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

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John D McCormick, MD is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with Optim Orthopedics who provides consultation and treatment for patients with all spine disorders, including cervical spine and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. McCormick earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia before attending medical school at the Medical College of Georgia where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Peacock Family award for outstanding work in Neuroscience. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Florida where he was selected as the Resident Researcher of the Year in 2011 and attended an AO International Spine rotation in Brisbane, Australia. Following residency training, he went on to complete an Orthopedic/Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship at the University of Virginia. He has published in peer reviewed journal articles.

A native of the coastal empire, Dr. McCormick returned to the area in 2012.  Dr. McCormick spent his childhood on a family farm and understands the value of hard work. Dr. McCormick uses these principals to guide him in patient care with the goal of returning patients to work and activities outside of work with as little pain and discomfort as possible.

Dr. McCormick is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fly fishing and traveling.  On the weekends, you can find he and his wife watching his two boys play soccer or spending time with his boys fishing.

 

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Fellowship

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
AO Spine

  • Radiating Arm & Leg Pain
  • Disc Herniations (ruptured disc)
  • Sciatica (tingling sensation)
  • Spondylolisthesis (forward slip of vertebra)
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Spinal Tumors

Non-Surgical Procedures:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Myelography (Myelogram)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections

Surgical Procedures:

  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminaplasty
  • Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
  • Microdiscectomy with Annuloplasty (Lumbar Spine, Percutaneous Approach)
  • Minimally-Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Total Disc Replacement: Synthes Prodisc-C

Raymond Eugene Moore, Spinal Kyphoplasty Surgery

Raymond Eugene Moore, “Gene”, and his wife Louise were enjoying a quiet retirement in Lyons, Georgia, when a seemingly small mishap caused an injury to Gene’s spine. Last fall, a large limb fell from a pecan tree in their yard, and 80-year-old Gene didn’t think twice about what to do next. Louise jokes that he was quick to be the “hero”, grabbing the chainsaw and cutting the limb into pieces and removing them from the yard. Two days later, Gene noticed his back was sore, so he went to his primary care doctor, who referred him to Optim’s Dr. John McCormick.

Gene’s MRI revealed a fracture in the L4 vertebrae. His first option was an epidural injection, which helped relieve some of his pain, but he still felt a pulling sensation in his legs caused by pressure on his sciatic nerve.  Read More


Skip Milton, Lumbar Compression & Stabilization

Skip Milton is a troubleman for Georgia Power, where he has worked for the past 28 years to repair electric lines and outages. He lives outside of Baxley with his wife and has always enjoyed riding his motorcycle in the area, including to work and on charity rides with his wife. However, a few years ago, Skip was in a motorcycle accident that left him wondering if he’d ever be able to work again.

One night, Skip was riding his motorcycle back from work at the Vidalia headquarters of Georgia Power when he lost control of his motorcycle and drove straight into an oncoming pickup. He was rushed to the Meadows Regional Medical Center emergency room and then transferred to the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  In addition to having all of his teeth knocked out, he had sustained a fractured pelvis, broken jaw and split sacrum.  Read More


 

John D McCormick, MD is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with Optim Orthopedics who provides consultation and treatment for patients with all spine disorders, including cervical spine and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. McCormick earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia before attending medical school at the Medical College of Georgia where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Peacock Family award for outstanding work in Neuroscience. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Florida where he was selected as the Resident Researcher of the Year in 2011 and attended an AO International Spine rotation in Brisbane, Australia. Following residency training, he went on to complete an Orthopedic/Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship at the University of Virginia. He has published in peer reviewed journal articles.

A native of the coastal empire, Dr. McCormick returned to the area in 2012.  Dr. McCormick spent his childhood on a family farm and understands the value of hard work. Dr. McCormick uses these principals to guide him in patient care with the goal of returning patients to work and activities outside of work with as little pain and discomfort as possible.

Dr. McCormick is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fly fishing and traveling.  On the weekends, you can find he and his wife watching his two boys play soccer or spending time with his boys fishing.

 

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Fellowship

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
AO Spine

  • Radiating Arm & Leg Pain
  • Disc Herniations (ruptured disc)
  • Sciatica (tingling sensation)
  • Spondylolisthesis (forward slip of vertebra)
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Spinal Tumors

Non-Surgical Procedures:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Myelography (Myelogram)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections

Surgical Procedures:

  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminaplasty
  • Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
  • Microdiscectomy with Annuloplasty (Lumbar Spine, Percutaneous Approach)
  • Minimally-Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Total Disc Replacement: Synthes Prodisc-C

Raymond Eugene Moore, Spinal Kyphoplasty Surgery

Raymond Eugene Moore, “Gene”, and his wife Louise were enjoying a quiet retirement in Lyons, Georgia, when a seemingly small mishap caused an injury to Gene’s spine. Last fall, a large limb fell from a pecan tree in their yard, and 80-year-old Gene didn’t think twice about what to do next. Louise jokes that he was quick to be the “hero”, grabbing the chainsaw and cutting the limb into pieces and removing them from the yard. Two days later, Gene noticed his back was sore, so he went to his primary care doctor, who referred him to Optim’s Dr. John McCormick.

Gene’s MRI revealed a fracture in the L4 vertebrae. His first option was an epidural injection, which helped relieve some of his pain, but he still felt a pulling sensation in his legs caused by pressure on his sciatic nerve.  Read More


Skip Milton, Lumbar Compression & Stabilization

Skip Milton is a troubleman for Georgia Power, where he has worked for the past 28 years to repair electric lines and outages. He lives outside of Baxley with his wife and has always enjoyed riding his motorcycle in the area, including to work and on charity rides with his wife. However, a few years ago, Skip was in a motorcycle accident that left him wondering if he’d ever be able to work again.

One night, Skip was riding his motorcycle back from work at the Vidalia headquarters of Georgia Power when he lost control of his motorcycle and drove straight into an oncoming pickup. He was rushed to the Meadows Regional Medical Center emergency room and then transferred to the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  In addition to having all of his teeth knocked out, he had sustained a fractured pelvis, broken jaw and split sacrum.  Read More


 

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Appreciation! Dr. McCormick put my interest and well being first and far most getting me relief for my issues with my back.

Dr. McCormack and his whole team are excellent. My back hurt so bad that I could hardly walk. Came out of general anesthesia and had zero pain in my legs and back. Everyone on his staff and office are professional's. He is the best.

Dr. McCormick is an awesome doctor. He is compassionate and has excellent skills as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. McCormick is a caring and knowledgeable orthopedic surgeon/ doctor. He has been so important to my healing/recovery through my journey after my back surgery. He answers all my questions and leaves no stone unturned until your questions and concerns are met. I highly recommend him!!

Dr. McCormick is amazing and took excellent care of me before, during, and after my surgery. I went into my surgery confident that he would take good care of me. I actually enjoy my office visits with him. Not only is he amazing; but Meagan his assistant is as well. It also doesn’t hurt that Dr. McCormick is very easy on the eyes. #dreyecandy

I had ACDF surgery in April, 2020. Dr. McCormick came highly recommended and I could have never imagined that neck surgery could go so smooth. My nerve pain was completely eliminated by the surgery. I only took pain medication the day of surgery. I had no pain from the incision and only tightness for a couple of weeks from the ACDF. After 3 months, I have been fully released. DR. McCormick is a true professional and I will certainly be calling on him should any spine related orthopedic issues arise in the future. 5 stars!

Dr McCormick is an excellent physician. I would recommend him to anyone seeking professional advise.

Very thorough and complete with details.

Dr. McCormick is professional and kind. He is a wonderful listener. He will make sure you understand, and feel confident about whatever may be ailing you. He works hard to find a healthy resolution to all conditions. I would highly recommend Dr. McCormick.

Nice, professional, and personable. The doctor was patient and explained my procedure in layman’s terms.

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Appreciation! Dr. McCormick put my interest and well being first and far most getting me relief for my issues with my back.

Rick Reynolds

Dr. McCormack and his whole team are excellent. My back hurt so bad that I could hardly walk. Came out of general anesthesia and had zero pain in my legs and back. Everyone on his staff and office are professional's. He is the best.

Nanci

Dr. McCormick is an awesome doctor. He is compassionate and has excellent skills as an orthopedic surgeon.

Patricia Clark

Dr. McCormick is a caring and knowledgeable orthopedic surgeon/ doctor. He has been so important to my healing/recovery through my journey after my back surgery. He answers all my questions and leaves no stone unturned until your questions and concerns are met. I highly recommend him!!

Dr. W. Dixon

Dr. McCormick is amazing and took excellent care of me before, during, and after my surgery. I went into my surgery confident that he would take good care of me. I actually enjoy my office visits with him. Not only is he amazing; but Meagan his assistant is as well. It also doesn’t hurt that Dr. McCormick is very easy on the eyes. #dreyecandy

Huey Walker

I had ACDF surgery in April, 2020. Dr. McCormick came highly recommended and I could have never imagined that neck surgery could go so smooth. My nerve pain was completely eliminated by the surgery. I only took pain medication the day of surgery. I had no pain from the incision and only tightness for a couple of weeks from the ACDF. After 3 months, I have been fully released. DR. McCormick is a true professional and I will certainly be calling on him should any spine related orthopedic issues arise in the future. 5 stars!

Jeff McCourt

Dr McCormick is an excellent physician. I would recommend him to anyone seeking professional advise.

Terri Brook

Very thorough and complete with details.

Stephanie Giorgio

Dr. McCormick is professional and kind. He is a wonderful listener. He will make sure you understand, and feel confident about whatever may be ailing you. He works hard to find a healthy resolution to all conditions. I would highly recommend Dr. McCormick.

Susan Claudette Tucker

Nice, professional, and personable. The doctor was patient and explained my procedure in layman’s terms.

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