One of Douglas’ own has returned home with honors, medical degrees, expertise and a beautiful family. When Josh Vickers graduated from Citizens Christian Academy just over a decade ago he left Douglas to attend the University of Georgia. From there he went on to graduate from University of Florida College of Medicine and continued to the prestigious Emory University Department of Orthopedics in Atlanta where he completed a year-long fellowship training. His most recent move was home to Coffee County where he has joined the medical staff of Coffee Regional Medical Center and will begin practicing at Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia (OSGA) seeing patients Tuesday, September 4.
With his impressive achievements, Josh Vickers would be a welcome addition to any orthopedic surgery practice from metropolitan medical centers to large regional hospitals. Or, he could have chosen a career in academics to help advance medical training and research. So what made him decide to return home to Coffee County?
Josh and his wife Melissa discussed all of the options and decided that now is the perfect time for Josh to realize his dream of giving back to the community where he was raised. As luck, fate, or in Josh’s view, divine intervention would have it, the right opportunity presented itself at the right time.
“I’ve been away from home for 11 years and when it comes to small-town life, I find the saying is true: the more things change, the more they stay the same. That continuity and consistency is something I want to share with my sons Joshua Benjamin ("Ben") four years old, and James Weber, two years old. I’m grateful for my upbringing and the life lessons bestowed upon me by my family and church, and I would be proud for my children to say the same. I’m excited about moving home and looking forward to caring for friends, family and my neighbors in South Georgia. I’m eager to my bring my skills and experience to a very deserving community.”
Coffee Regional Medical Center CEO, Vicki Lewis, shares Josh’s excitement. “We’re proud to welcome Dr. Vickers back home to our community of outstanding physicians and caregivers. We are dedicated to providing the very best healthcare in our region. Our highly trained physicians, therapists and nurses work together every day to improve the health of those we serve. Dr. Vickers is very accomplished and focused on serving the needs of this community. In short: he’s a perfect fit.”
Dr. Vickers is now accepting new patients at Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia (OSGA). Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia is the most highly trained team of orthopedic surgeons in South Georgia. Dr. Vickers joins a team of orthopedic surgeons, all fellowship trained within their respective specialties. OSGA is located on the second floor of 100 Doctors Drive in Suite I. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (912) 383-6575.
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