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Join Us In Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month

April is Occupational Therapy Month and we’re spotlighting our talented team of Occupational Therapists. Occupational Therapists work closely with injured, ill or disabled patients to help them do the things they want and need to do and fully engage in daily life. But don’t let the word “occupational” fool you. Occupational therapy is about much …

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Optim’s Autumn Parsons Helps SEHS Become a Safe Sports School

South Effingham High School has been officially designated a Safe Sports School by the National Athletic Trainers Association. The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. It’s one of only two schools in our region and the only public school …

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Athletic Trainer Bill Hall Hopes to Help Tormenta Bring Home Championship

Athletic Trainer Bill Hall Hopes to Help Tormenta Bring Home a League One Championship By Bernadette O’Donnell for Tormenta FC From taking part in Georgia Southern’s first three National Championships to working for the 1996 Nicaraguan Olympic team, Tormenta FC athletic trainer Bill Hall’s next step is to help the club bring home a USL …

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Accepting New Patients in Statesboro: Orthopedic Surgeon Patrick Hanson, MD

SAVANNAH, GA (March 29, 2018) – Optim Medical Center is proud to announce that Patrick Hanson, MD, will start seeing patients at the orthopedic clinic in Statesboro on Thursdays starting April 4, 2019.  Dr. Hanson is an orthopedic surgeon providing comprehensive care in general orthopedics. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia, he …

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Melissa McDuffie, RN, Guides Tattnall’s Total Joint Patients

When you’re scheduled to have a surgical procedure, the anticipation can be overwhelming. Not knowing what to expect before, during and after can result in needless fear and anxiety. Fortunately for patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement at Optim Medical Center – Tattnall, Melissa McDuffie, RN, is available to help them every step of …

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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 …

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Optim Medical Center Tattnall Receives Healthgrades Awards

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Optim Medical Center-Tattnall is the Only Hospital in the Region to Be Named America’s 100 Best for Joint Replacement

New report identifies Optim Medical Center-Tattnall among the top hospitals nationally for excellence in Joint Replacement for the Sixth Year in a Row (2014-2019) Savannah, GA (October 23, 2018) – Optim Medical Center-Tattnall is the only hospital in the region†to be named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement according to a national …

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