Coronavirus (COVID-19): Safety is Our Highest Priority

Optim Health System and Optim Orthopedics continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19), and are in regular communication with local, state, and national health officials.  For the safety of our patients, visitors and staff during this time, we are taking additional precautionary measures and appreciate your patience and cooperation as we navigate the rapidly evolving …

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Named America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement… Again!

SUSTAINED CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AND QUALILTY CARE: OPTIM MEDICAL CENTER-TATTNALL NAMED AMERICA’S 100 BEST HOSPITALS FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR Other Clinical Achievements Include Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, and Spinal Fusion Surgery For the seventh consecutive year Optim Medical Center-Tattnall is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacementfor 2020 according …

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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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