Discover Optim Orthopedics: High School Prep Sports

HIGH SCHOOL PREP SPORTS

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS TEAM PHYSICIANS

The hallmark of Optim Orthopedics has always been going beyond what’s expected to offer something more. That means not just caring for patients, but caring for the entire community. And one of the most inspiring examples of that ethic for more than a decade has been their commitment to area high school prep sports. 

Under the umbrella of the Optim Sports Medicine Program, physicians from Optim Orthopedics are able to deliver unparalleled care to student athletes from 22 high schools throughout Georgia. Whatever the sport, our medical staff is on hand to ensure every athlete receives the utmost care as part of a comprehensive program that addresses treatment, recognition and prevention of injuries as well as issues surrounding heat and hydration. 

Whether it’s computerized testing for concussions or proactive approaches that prevent injuries, Optim Orthopedics is proud to help these student athletes excel on the field, while providing the finest care in the Southeast. 

“Hands down the most rewarding part of participating in care for student athletes is seeing them recover from an injury and return to a sport they love,” said physician director Dr. Don G. Aaron. “There are few things more gratifying than that.”
Dr. Don G. Aaron
Director of Sports Medicine

KARL DEMASI - PREP SPORTS REPORT

Website: www.PrepSportsReport.com

Youtube: PrepSportsReport

Twitter: Karl DeMasi

The Prep Sports Report has been delivering local sports news one way or another for 20 years, and we're proud to continue serving the Coastal Empire! Where will you find stories and information about the most outstanding student athletes in our area? The Prep Sports report of course.

Led by local legend, Karl Demasi, and former area sports reporter, Stephen Weeks, the Prep Sports Report has been reimagined as a website that wants to celebrate the young men and women who are setting the sports standard in Savannah and the surrounding area. There are so many great stories out there, and we want to make it easy for local sports fans to find the information they want about their favorite school, favorite sport or favorite athletes.

Football Match

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS HIGH SCHOOL PREP SPORTS 

Don Aaron, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Residency

Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute with

Dr. James Andrews (Birmingham, AL)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA)

Thomas Alexander, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP, SHOULDER AND ELBOW)

Residency

University of Tennessee: The Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship in Shoulder Reconstruction and Sports Medicine 

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Justin Lancaster, MD

GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

 

Residency

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (Albany, GA)

Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute with Andrews Sports Medicine (Birmingham, AL)

Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine Primary Care
Medical School Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA)

David Palmer, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Residency

University of Missouri at Kansas City  (Kansas City, MO)
Children’s Mercy (Kansas City, MO)

Fellowship

Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

David Sedory, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Residency

Brooke Army Medical Center (San Antonio, TX)

Internship

Brooke Army Medical Center (San Antonio, TX)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 
Society Memberships Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Medical School Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
(Cleveland, OH)

George Sutherland Jr, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Residency

Louisiana State University (Shreveport, LA)

Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Foundation (Columbus, GA)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA)

James Wilson Jr, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Residency

Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic (Vail, CO)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Chad Zehms, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Residency

Naval Medical Center (Portsmouth, VA)

Fellowship

Steadman Philippon Sports Medicine Clinic (Vail, CO)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Professional Affiliations Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Medical School Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)