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

Optim Orthopedics Centers of Excellence

The Right Choice

Optim Orthopedics created our Centers of Excellence because we know that the quality of the care you receive for a chronic condition or an injury can make all the difference in your results. Our Centers of Excellence are led by board-certified, fellowship trained surgeons that are experts in their highly specialized orthopedic fields. Our doctors work tirelessly to keep you moving comfortably and without pain, so you can get back to all the activities and the lifestyle you enjoy!

Our Centers of Excellence at Optim Orthopedics are comprised of teams who are highly trained in a specialty area of orthopedic medicine and have made significant contributions to improving care and outcomes in that area. The shared vision and collaboration among our teams leads to the highest quality care.

Here, you’ll receive comprehensive and personalized care every step of the way from some of the most skilled and well-respected orthopedic surgeons in the country. Our highly specialized medical team of professionals utilize the latest technology and the most minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical approaches with a proven record of exceptional results.

With convenient locations across southeastern Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country, Optim Orthopedics delivers world-class care right in your own backyard.

The Optim Orthopedics Centers of Excellence include:

Optim Orthopedics Centers of Excellence – The Right Choice

In healthcare today, a Center of Excellence offers many advantages for patients from the delivery of specialized care that utilizes innovative tools and technologies it can improve outcomes and enhanced patient care. Our interdisciplinary teams provide thought leadership and best practices that utilize the latest research and our entire team strives for continual improvement. Our commitment to continuing education and specialization assures our patients that they will receive comprehensive care from some of the most highly skilled doctors and surgeons in the region.

When you want to feel your best, Optim Orthopedics Centers of Excellence can help!

For additional details on each Center of Excellence select from the list below:

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Providers

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Don G. Aaron, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

Thomas Alexander, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Shoulder & Elbow)

Jonathan Christy, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Michael (Delan) Gaines, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee & Shoulder)

John George, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

Bradley A. Heiges, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

John Hodges, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Shoulder & Knee)

Charles Hope, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Juha I. Jaakkola, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

S. Mark Kamaleson, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: General Orthopedics (Hand, Shoulder & Knee)

Gregory P. Kolovich, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Thomas W. Lawhorne, III, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

Donald K. McCartney, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Pediatric & General Orthopedics

John McCormick, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

Christopher W. Nicholson, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

Thomas E Niemeier, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Orthopedic Spine

David N. Palmer, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee & Shoulder)

David M. Sedory, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

George Sutherland, Jr., MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

James W. Wilson, Jr, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

Kent E. Woo, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Chad T. Zehms, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip, Shoulder & Elbow)

W. Stephen Tankersley, MD

OPTIM MEDICAL CENTER-TATTNALL: Total Joint (Hip & Knee )

Patrick G. Hanson, MD

OPTIM MEDICAL CENTER-TATTNALL: General Orthopedics

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