Douglas G. Andrews, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC is Director of Sports Medicine at Optim Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BSEd in Exercise Science and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University. He received his certification in Athletic Training in 2004, became an APTA board certified Sports Specialist (SCS) in 2007 and completed his fellowship in sports physical therapy at Duke Sports Medicine.
At Optim Healthcare, Dr. Andrews leads a sports medicine program across the network’s 48 facilities in southeast Georgia and is involved in 21 athletic programs at local high schools and universities. As part of these partnerships, Dr. Andrews coordinates free ImPACT testing and monitoring for student athletes to identify and evaluate concussions, and he created a free annual Sports Medicine Conference with the goal of educating local student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and parents on injury prevention. He also serves as the Director of Athletic Rehabilitation at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Dr. Andrews previously worked in the Duke Athletics Department after completing his fellowship. He performed rehabilitation with all Division I sports at Duke and worked directly with the Football and Lacrosse teams providing Athletic Training services. He has worked at the Summer and Winter X Games for each of the past four years providing event Athletic Training and Physical Therapy to the athletes. He is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Medical Volunteer Program. He has also worked with a host of athletes who have competed everywhere from the National Football League to the National Basketball Association.
A native of Georgia, Dr. Andrews now lives in Savannah with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing basketball, skateboarding, playing guitar, listening to music, and is passionate about watching college sports.