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Return to Work Philosophy

In today's environment, quality health care, reducing cost and returning the injured employee to work is Workers' Compensation's top priority.  Until a determination of permanent impairment is made, the ultimate goal of Optim physicians is the successful treatment and prompt return to suitable employment.  This is the desired outcome for every patient regardless of type of severity or impairment.  Return to Work is the goal of every Optim care plan.

Patient Protocol

The Optim Orthopedic team recognizes the organizational and financial hardships placed upon an employer while an injured employee is on Short Term or Long-Term Disability.  The physician will release the patient to Return to Work at Modified Duty as soon as it is clinically appropriate, and the employer can accommodate the Work Restrictions.  A qualified physician will determine and list Work Restrictions and our Optim liaisons will communicate with the employer, adjuster and case manager on each new injury and/or modification of Work Restrictions.


As Southeast Georgia's largest orthopedic practice, Optim Orthopedics provides exceptional geographic coverage.  With 26 locations, Optim provides injured employees quick access to physicians specializing in occupational injuries.


With 26 highly trained specialized Orthopedic, and Interventional Pain Management Physicians. Optim Orthopedics encompasses all orthopedic sub-specialties including:


Neck and Spine

Sports Medicine

Hand & Upper Extremity

Total Joint Team

General Orthopedic 

Foot and Ankle

Dedicated Workers' Compensation Team

Optim Orthopedics provides direct access to their dedicated Workers' Compensation team.  The Employers, Case Managers and Adjusters will receive effective communication, ease of scheduling and prompt treatment.

Continuum of Care

Optim Orthopedics offer a variety of services.  We have an in-house MRI unit, physical therapy and outpatient surgery center which allows for quality care in a timelier manner.  We schedule MRI's within 24-48 hours and our outpatient surgery center is an affordable alternative to a hospital.  These in house services allow us to treat your employees and get them back to work quicker.  


Optim Orthopedics is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence.  Well defined, high quality medical care is the outcome of a team-oriented approach to standardized, consistent patterns. 

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Adjusters and Nurse Case Managers

Our goal is to serve as your partner in preventing and treating on-the-job injuries. We offer a variety of onsite health programs, including health fairs and injury prevention programs, along with customized continuing education (CEU) events. Let us know how we can help.

For more information or for assistance in scheduling a patient, please contact our Workers' Compensation team at 912.644.5384 or email us at


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