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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Knee Replacement Surgery: Al Jackson Shares His Experience at the Optim Surgery Center

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT PHYSICIAN:  CHARLES HOPE, MD Al Jackson underwent knee replacement surgery earlier this year. Read about the procedure and Al’s experience with Optim Surgery Center and Savannah orthopedic surgeon Charles Hope, MD. Before the Surgery I had been suffering with knee pain for the past four or 5 years.  Bad arthritis kept me …

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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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Endoscopic Rhizotomy: Can this minimally invasive procedure ease your back pain?

Are you suffering with back pain from arthritis? Have doctors told you there is nothing they can do for you?  Or, that your only option is major surgery? You may find relief from a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure called endoscopic rhizotomy. Meet Optim Neurosurgeon, Kevin L. Stevenson, MD. He believes an active, pain-free life may …

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