Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia and Coffee Regional Medical Center are proud to announce that Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Joshua L. Vickers has achieved certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Board certification means Dr. Vickers has met the board's specified educational, evaluation, and examination requirements. To begin the process of becoming board certified, a surgeon must be a graduate of an accredited four-year medical school and have completed a five-year accredited orthopedic residency program in the United States or Canada. Board certification goes above and beyond necessary medical licensure. This certification requires two years of independent practice before a practitioner can be considered for the distinction.
Dr. Vickers received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, where he graduated with honors with a B.S. in Biology in May of 2008. He continued to medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he was awarded the College of Medicine Award for Academic Excellence, Professionalism, and Humanism in addition to other recognitions. After completing medical school in May 2012, Dr. Vickers remained with the University of Florida in the Department of Orthopaedics, where he completed his orthopedic residency in Summer 2017. From there, Dr. Vickers furthered his education at Emory University Department of Orthopaedics by completing a Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery.
Upon completing his Fellowship Training, Dr. Vickers returned to his hometown, where he joined Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia and Coffee Regional Medical Center. Dr. Vickers orthopedic specialties include:
Degenerative joint disease.
Complex joint reconstruction of the knee and hip.
Reconstruction of failed total joint replacements of the knee and hip.
Dr. Vickers has built a robust practice with his team over the past two and a half years. Serving South Georgia, Dr. Vickers has offices in Douglas, Georgia, and Waycross, Georgia. To find out more, visit www.orthopedicsurgeonsofga.com or call Orthopedic Surgeons of Georgia at (912) 383-6575.
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