I had never dreamed of having a total joint surgery. Now, I can’t imagine what life would be like if I hadn’t had the surgery. After I met Dr. George, he was absolutely wonderful. He’s the best doctor in the world and I praise him every day! Dr. George has now done both of my knees!
Getting hurt is something that athletes never talk about or even want to think about. When the person next to you gets hurt, you feel for them and then you are thankful it was not you. Then one day, it is you and then you are like, “I WANT TO SEE THE BEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD!” For us here in South Georgia we are lucky because that person is Dr. George and he is right here. When you go in, you are not just “the next patient with a hurt arm or hurt knee.” You are a person and an athlete and he treats each person differently and listens to you and tries to understand what is wrong and then makes a diagnosis that is best for you. He has trained with the best and is in touch with the best orthopedic doctors in the country, so he is on top of his profession and you can tell it when he talks with you. It may not be the right thing for the next person, but you feel it is the right thing for you and he understands how you hurt and how he can help. Athletes don’t care about rest or time away, they want to get back on the field and they want to get back to the field NOW! Dr George understands that and helps you to understand how we can make that happen as quickly and safely as possible. And that is why I have never worried about getting hurt because I knew that if I did, Dr. George would be there and he would take care of me.
“I have recommended Optim to a lot of people, and will continue to do so. All I have is praise for my care with Optim Healthcare.”
I had knee arthroscopy done on the other knee by Dr. George. He did such a great job and I have not had any problems with that knee for over 15 years. Unfortunately, a few years ago, the knee that I had my first surgery with another physician in 1958 starting acting up again. It was extremely painful and so I decided to go back to see Dr. George. We decided that a total knee replacement was necessary.
My past experience with Dr. George gave me the confidence to continue to see Optim doctors. I was also very pleased with Micky’s expertise in Sports Medicine while he treated the athletes of Jenkins County High School, while I was coaching football.
I’m a retired Georgia State Trooper. In 2001, I was involved in a foot pursuit and fell during the apprehension of the suspect and shattered the tip of my radial head (elbow). Over the years on the job I developed other ailments resulting from the limited use of my arm. I have had hand, elbow and shoulder surgery. Dr. George performed my shoulder surgery.
Dr. George, and the entire staff at Optim Healthcare have been awesome and are great testaments to their profession. I would highly recommend anyone who has orthopedic health issues to the physicians at Optim Healthcare. They not only offer help, they offer hope.
I tore my meniscus while participating in cheerleading and gymnastics. Unfortunately, the tear did not show up on the MRI since it realigned itself. After no progress with my knee through physical therapy Dr. George and my parents decided arthroscopic surgery would be best to see what was going on. Dr. George found that my meniscus was three-fourths of the way torn and decided to repair it. Thanks to Dr. George incredible care, I am much less likely to experience long-term problems with my knee.
The level of care I received from Dr. George was incredible. Dr. George always took the time to explain to me and my parents what was going on before and after surgery and through all my visits to track my progress.