OrthoGeorgia, the center for comprehensive orthopaedic care in the Heart of Georgia, is celebrating its sixtieth year. The practice has grown from the vision of a single surgeon determined to provide excellent care to an underserved region into a dominant provider of world class musculoskeletal services. The practice was established in 1961 by Waldo Floyd, Jr MD, son and grand-son of south Georgia country doctors. He knew that there was limited specialty medical care in the state between Atlanta and Florida to the south. Following his education and military service, Dr. Floyd established his practice in Macon which then was emerging as the center for health care in the region with the dependable anesthesia and medical support required for the safe care of surgical patients. The opportunity to provide quality orthopaedic surgery in a region with limited manpower met his goal to expand and enhance musculoskeletal care in Georgia .
From the mid twentieth century into the new millennium, OrthoGeorgia has met the region’s need by developing general and sub-specialty orthopaedic services and selectively recruiting talented surgeons from the top training programs in the country. With offices in Macon, Warner Robins, Dublin, Milledgeville, and Griffin the practice has reached out to surrounding communities thereby enhancing access to its excellence.
Whether pioneering surgery for arthritic hips or transferring toes to reconstruct amputated thumbs, the surgeons are internationally known as leaders in their field. They have held leadership positions in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Six surgeons have been President of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and three have been President of the Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand. The surgeons contribute to the education of future generations by teaching medical, college, and high school students and treating athletes at Middle Georgia State University, Mercer University, Fort Valley State University, and high schools throughout the region. One surgeon is member and past Chair of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia and another is a Trustee at Wesleyan College.
The practice has established Centers of Excellence in Spine care, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hand Surgery, Joint Replacement, and Sports Medicine. State of the art technology including robotic, microscopic, and minimally invasive surgery is utilized daily.
OrthoGeorgia is a significant contributor to the Middle Georgia economy. The four hundred twenty-seven employees make the practice among the top twenty employers in Macon-Bibb. As a beacon for orthopaedic care, the clinic attracts many who shop, lodge, eat and visit local attractions. Over the course of the past year, the twenty-six surgeons, twenty-eight physician assistants and nurse practitioners, and twenty-eight physical and occupational therapists had treatment encounters with over two hundred forty one thousand patients from one hundred forty-one Georgia counties and forty- one states. Seven thousand operations were done in OrthoGeorgia’s six ambulatory operating rooms on the Northside Drive campus. OrthoGeorgia remains committed to meet the mission developed sixty years ago of providing a comprehensive team approach for compassionate patient care with excellent outcomes.
At OrthoGeorgia, we want to help you live a healthier and more comfortable life by giving those in Macon, Warner Robins, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Dublin, Griffin, and the surrounding areas convenient access to the highest quality care. Whether you have been suffering from a sports injury or a common orthopaedic condition, we will determine the cause of your discomfort and craft a personalized treatment plan to bring you relief. To learn more about our services and our physicians, or to schedule an appointment at OrthoGeorgia, please contact us today.