Orthopedic Center of Excellence

Coffee Regional Medical Center is proud to be designated as an Orthopedic Center of Excellence. This designation affirms CRMC’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic, surgical, and therapy services related to orthopedic care.

Orthopedic surgery has experienced many innovations over recent years, resulting in increased patient expectations for evidence-based, quality care.  The Orthopedic Center of Excellence designation is obtained by achieving certification in at least three (3) orthopedic service line programs. CRMC’s orthopedic service line programs under this designation include Hip & Knee Replacement Certification, Shoulder Surgery Certification and Spine Surgery Certification. Program certification is valid for three years and requires subsequent annual surveys to validate continuing compliance.

To find out more about this certification, click here.

Orthopedic and Spine Care Services

At Coffee Regional Medical Center, we have many talented orthopedic surgeons including the most highly trained team of orthopedic surgeons in South Georgia. Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia (OSGA), is a team of fellowship trained physicians using both surgical and nonsurgical methods to diagnose and treat problems involving the musculoskeletal system and its bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

The OSGA team works closely with radiologists, physical therapists, industrial medicine physicians, family practice physicians and internists to ensure you are receiving the care and support you need as we get you back to doing the things that matter in your life.

OSGA provides a wide range of orthopedic care including:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Back Pain and Spine Care
  • Broken Bones and Trauma
  • Foot and Ankle Care
  • Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Overuse Injury
  • Non-surgical Conservative Treatment
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament Repair
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Care
    • Fractures
    • Microvascular
    • Arthritis
    • Carpal tunnel
    • Dupuytren’s cord excision
    • Sprains
    • Tennis elbow
    • Neuropathy

Each physician is fellowship-trained in their respective specialty, making a team of surgeons that is second to none in this area.  Collectively, the OSGA team is able to treat all ailments related to orthopedics, specializing in total joint replacements, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, and spine. Seeing patients throughout South Georgia, the main office is located in Douglas, GA in the 100 Doctors Building, second floor, conveniently located behind CRMC.

Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia physician specialties include:

Dr. Stephen Augustine, Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy & Shoulder Reconstruction

Dr. Hewatt “Mac” Sims, Back & Spine

Dr. Laura Tharp, Hand Wrist and Elbow

Dr. Joshua Vickers, Joint Replacement


To find out more, visit Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia’s website by clicking HERE


OSGA Office Locations:

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Douglas Office:


100 Doctors Dr

Suite I

Douglas, Ga 31533



Tifton Office:

1622 Madison Ave

Tifton, Ga 31794



Homerville Office:

By Appointment Only

Located inside Clinch Memorial Hospital

1050 Valdosta Hwy.

Homerville, Ga 31634



Hazlehurst Office:

By Appointment Only

11 Cross St

Hazlehurst, Ga 31539



Waycross Office:

By Appointment Only

1724 A Old Reynolds Street

Waycross, Ga



Southeastern Orthopaedics

Dr. Jim Barber, is an experienced physician and orthopedic surgeon and owner of Southeastern Orthopaedics in Douglas, GA.

Office & Outpatient Surgery Center location:

110 Shirley Ave

Douglas, Ga 31533