John D. McCormick Jr., MD, an Orthopedic Surgeon with Optim Orthopedics

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. John D. McCormick Jr., who serves patients throughout the State of Georgia.

A native of the coastal empire, Dr. McCormick is a dual board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with Optim Orthopedics who provides consultation and treatment for patients with all spine disorders, including cervical spine and minimally invasive procedures.

Spending his childhood on a family farm, he understands the value of hard work. He uses these principles to guide him in patient care with the goal of returning patients to work and activities outside of work with as little pain and discomfort as possible.

Not needing to look far to find quality education, Dr. McCormick earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Georgia before attending medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. During his time at UGA, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and also received the Peacock Family award for outstanding work in Neuroscience. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Florida where he was selected as the Resident Researcher of the Year in 2011.

Following his residency, he traveled overseas for an AO International Spine rotation in Brisbane, Australia. Returning to the States, he would go on to complete a fellowship in orthopedic and spine neurosurgery at the University of Virginia.

An expert in his field, the doctor is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and spine surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons treat children from the newborn stage through the teenage years. They choose to make pediatric care the core of their medical practice, and the unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice. 

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. McCormick enjoys fly fishing and traveling. On the weekends, he and his wife can be found watching their two boys play soccer or spending time with them fishing.

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