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Optim Health System provides you with an extensive network of healthcare providers on our medical staff to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a specialist for a specific condition in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery or Interventional Pain Management or a primary care doctor, our medical staff has you covered from head to toe.

As leaders in healthcare, our medical staff provides a broad range of services from minimally invasive surgery, to complex spine or total joint replacement surgery, to on going prevention and care. 

Don G. Aaron, MD

Thomas Alexander, MD

Daniel Avery, MD

Roger Beville, MD

J. Kevin Brooks, MD

Prakul Chandra, MD

Jonathan Christy, MD

Arunasree Chukkapalli, MD

Jay B. Cook, MD


William Degenhart, MD

Travis D. Farmer, MD

M. Delan Gaines, MD

Kyle Gay, MD

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD

Patrick G. Hanson, MD

Joseph Hegarty, MD

Bradley A. Heiges, MD

Charles Hope, II, MD

Juha I. Jaakkola, MD

S. Mark Kamaleson, MD

General Surgeon

Donald F. Kennedy Jr., MD

Gregory P. Kolovich, MD

Thomas W. Lawhorne, III, MD

Donald K. McCartney, MD

John McCormick, II, MD

Sidney James Morgan, MD

Christopher W. Nicholson, MD

Markus Niederwanger, MD

Thomas E. Niemeier, MD

General Surgery

John Odom, MD

David N. Palmer, MD

Andrew Pandya, MD

Sherma Peter, MD

John Sarzier, MD, FAANS, FACS, FICS

David M. Sedory, MD

Robert “Bobby” Shelley, Jr, MD

J. Casey Spivey, MD

C. Mark Spivey, MD

Kevin L. Stevenson, MD

George Sutherland, Jr., MD

W. Stephen Tankersley, MD

Raymond F. Topp, MD, FAAOS

J. Matthew Valosen, MD

James W. Wilson, Jr., MD

Kent E. Woo, MD

Chad T. Zehms, MD

This directory lists providers on the Optim Health System medical staff who choose to participate. Some physicians are employed by Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, Optim Medical Center-Screven, or by affiliated practices to the Optim Health System clinically integrated network. No providers are charged or paid for this service. Any testimonials, reviews, or ratings that may be shown are provided by individuals through consent or a third-party website and are not opinions or endorsements made by Optim Health System.