Patient Story: An Emotional Journey for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient

I cannot say enough kind words about someone who I feel has basically given me my life back.” Debra Stephens, Patient of Juha Jaakkola, md Debra Stephens can’t help but get emotional when talking about her foot surgery and especially her surgeon. Since 1996, she’s been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis throughout her body. In her …

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Trainer Hope Price Featured in ‘Statesboro Moments Magazine

Hope Price is an Athletic Trainer at Statesboro High School for Optim Sports Medicine. See the article in Statesboro Moments Magazine Story by Julie Lavender / Photos by Scott Bryant Moments cover mom Hope Stalcup Price, mom of two adopted daughters, is the first to admit that not everyone is called to adopt. But she’s quick …

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Total Joint Coordinator Shares Special Insight After Hip Surgery

When patients are having a hip or knee replacement at the Optim Surgery Center, they’re assigned a Total Joint Coordinator. This Registered Nurse works closely with patients, educating them on what to expect and helping facilitate care, from pre-op to discharge and then follow-up care. When Ed Osterman was scheduled for his hip replacement, however, …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Event Set for Oct. 3rd at OMC-Screven

Join the Radiology Department at Optim Medical Center-Screven for a special event celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Party will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to noon at Optim Medical Center-Screven. Guest Speaker: Margaret Hollingsworth, Director of the Screven County Health Department. Tour the Mobile Mammography Unit from St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital …

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Runners Invited to Learn More About Foot & Ankle Health

Optim Orthopedics is partnering with Fleet Feet Savannah to present a free educational event for runners on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters Ave. in Savannah. Juha Jaakkola, MD, and Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, both board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons specializing in foot & ankle, …

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INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE

HURRICANE DORIAN (9/5/19: 2:45 pm) 9/6/19 – FRIDAY: We are feeling exceptionally fortunate and thankful to announce all Optim Orthopedics & Optim Health System clinics and facilities will be OPEN and operating under normal business hours. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience during Hurricane Dorian. Healing strength to the Bahamas and we are hopeful for the …

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Orthopedic Surgeon Kent Woo, MD

Starting Sept. 18: Dr. Woo Seeing Patients in Hilton Head

Optim Orthopedics is proud to announce that renowned orthopedic surgeon Kent Woo, MD, has expanded his practice in the South Carolina Lowcountry and will see patients at the Optim office in Hilton Head. He will begin seeing patients Sept. 18. Dr. Woo is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement …

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Dr. Sedory Expands Services in Baxley

Orthopedic Surgeon David M. Sedory, MD, from Optim Orthopedics is now providing orthopedic services at Appling Healthcare in Baxley. A board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sedory has been seeing patients at Optim’s Baxley office for the past several years. Optim Healthcare and Appling Healthcare System teamed up recently to offer patients expanded …

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Thomas E. Niemeier, MD, Joins Optim Orthopedics

SAVANNAH, GA (Aug. 15, 2019) – Orthopedic spine surgeon Thomas E. Niemeier, MD, has joined the team of renowned surgeons at Optim Orthopedics and is seeing patients at Optim’s Bluffton, Savannah and Claxton locations. Dr. Niemeier provides consultation and treatment for patients with all spinal disorders, including cervical spine and complex spinal deformities.  “We are …

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Athletic Trainer Autumn Parsons featured in Effingham Herald

We’re very proud of Autumn Parsons, Optim’s Athletic Trainer at South Effingham High School, for being featured in the Effingham Herald. Thank you to the Effingham Herald for a great feature story/photos by Mark Lastinger. Parsons loves taking care of hobbled Mustangs By Mark Lastinger, Effingham Herald GUYTON — Autumn Sage Parsons doesn’t have her …

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Dr. Judson Williams Earns Prestigious Credential

Optim Health System is proud to announce that Dr. Judson “Jud” Williams recently completed fellowship training and earned the prestigious FAAOMPT credential, signifying that he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Williams is the Director of Physical Therapy for Optim Therapy. A physical therapist with the FAAOMPT credential …

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Optim & GSU Host Football Coaches Conference

Optim Sports Medicine, a department of the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, partnered with Georgia Southern University Athletics to host the first Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Football Coaches Conference for Optim Sports Medicine affiliated teams. The day-long event, “Protecting Our Student Athletes,” was held on Saturday, July 20, at …

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She’s Back in Action (Thanks to Dr. Zehms)

Lindsey Marshall had been in pain for more than three years after two automobile accidents injured the same shoulder. Pain had become part of her daily life and kept her from doing the things she loved most. Now she’s finally found relief and is happy to tell everyone about the orthopedic surgeon who helped her get her life back.

Dr. Kevin Stevenson featured on Macon’s WMGT 41’s Lifestyle Show

Kevin Stevenson, MD, from Optim Neurosurgery in Macon was interviewed this week by Troy Thompson, host of 41Today Lifestyle on WMGT 41 TV. View the Segment on WMGT 41 Here’s a portion of the interview: What’s a neurosurgeon? A neurosurgeon is a doctor that takes care of problems associated with the brain, spinal cord and …

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