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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Read About Dr. Christy in Chatham County Living

  When it comes to orthopedics, they say everything is connected: bones, joints, ligaments, and cartilage. The physicians at Optim Orthopedics in Savannah are also connected, working closely together to provide comprehensive care that focuses on improving the quality of life of all their patients. Furthermore, all of the doctors at Optim are fellowship-trained surgeons, …

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Dr. Christy: Special guest on WTOC’s Mid-Morning Live

Watch Dr. Jonathan Christy on WTOC’s “Mid-Morning Live”!  WTOC’s Cyreia Sandlin and Tim Guidera hosted Dr. Christy on the show. He discussed Lipogems, an innovative and next generation adipose tissue technology that is used to harvest, concentrate and transfer a patient’s own fat for the repair, reconstruction and replacement of injured or damaged tissue.  

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall Named “America’s 100 Best” For Joint Replacement

Category: Health & Hospitals Savannah Business Journal Staff Report October 20, 2017 – Optim Medical Center-Tattnall recently announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Joint Replacement. Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals …

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New Optim Health System location in Statesboro to Focus on Pain Management

Recognizing the growing need for interventional pain management, Optim Health System recently opened an additional location in Statesboro for this specialty. Now located in the Cotton Ridge Medical Plaza on Fair Road, Optim Pain Management provides cutting-edge solutions to treating back and neck pain. It was previously located on Hwy. 67 South in the same …

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Optim Health System hires Chief Nursing Officer

Lora Duncan, MSN, RN, MBA, has been named Chief Nursing Officer for Optim Health System, a collaboration of Optim Imaging, Optim Therapy, Optim Surgery Center, Optim Medical Center-Screven, and the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall. She was selected for the position following a nationwide search and has oversight of all nursing practice and development. “I’m honored …

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