Optim Team Featured in Statesboro MagazineUncategorized When you’re in pain, life’s simple pleasures can be difficult to enjoy. But if you’re in Statesboro, it doesn’t matter if you pulled a hamstring, have injured your back, or need a new knee, Optim Healthcare’s orthopedic and musculoskeletal experts can get you better and back to doing what you love. And, you’ll receive personalized, compassionate care every step of the way from our region’s most skilled and well-respected specialists. No matter if you’re a school athlete, weekend warrior, or have never played a sport in your life, you can trust the orthopedic care the pros choose. When an athlete is injured, getting back in the game as quickly and safely as possible is paramount. Optim’s skilled physicians and staff understand this and that’s why sports teams and athletes of all abilities turn to Optim for their orthopedic needs. Optim serves as team physicians for Georgia Southern Athletics, Tormenta FC, as well as Bulloch Academy, and all Bulloch County high schools. Three of Optim’s board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons in Statesboro specialize in sports medicine: Don Aaron, MD (knee, hip, and shoulder), Delan Gaines, MD (knee and shoulder), and John Hodges, MD (knee and shoulder). These physicians work closely with athletes of all ages and skill levels to help them recognize, prevent, rehabilitate and manage their sports injuries.Some of the conditions they treat include throwing injuries, golfer’s elbow, meniscus tears, rotator cuff injuries, ankle sprains, and hip fractures.Stephen Tankersley, MD, is a total joint specialist. His focus is on the hip and knee, providing procedures to include total hip and total knee replacements. Patrick Hanson, MD, specializes in general orthopedics, treating a variety of conditions and injuries affecting the foot and ankle; lower leg; hip and thigh; hand and elbow; and shoulder. Andrew Pandya, MD, and Gregory Spellman, MD, are Optim’s pain management physicians in Statesboro, offering the most cutting-edge solutions to treating back and neck pain. Both are board certified specialists in anesthesia and pain management. Interventional pain management utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to provide a full range of services and treatments for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain. A Statesboro native, P. Justin Lancaster, MD, specializes in non-operative sports medicine. He treats a wide variety of patients and his specialty areas include: concussion management; weight management; sprains, strains and tendinitis; school physicals; hydration management; and heat-related illnesses. In addition to orthopedic specialists and pain management, Optim in Statesboro also has a full team of physical therapists, occupational/hand therapists, and athletic trainers. Optim Healthcare has two locations in Statesboro. Optim Orthopedics and Optim Therapy are located at 16915 Hwy. 67 South. Optim Pain Management is located just down the road at 1601 Fair Rd., Suite 800.