Maggie Barhite, MOT, OTR/L

Maggie joined the Athens Orthopedic Clinic therapy team in March 2019 as an Occupational Therapist. She attended Georgia College and then went to Tennessee State University, where she received a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Her goal is to provide personable and exceptional care to all of her patients in […]

Kelsey Davis, PA-C

Kelsey is a Snellville native and a graduate of Brookwood High School. She joined the AOC family in Fall of 2018. She was born at Eastside and every member of her family has been a patient at AOC. In fact, Kelsey first discovered AOC when she was a college student […]

Brandon Vlahos, PA-C

Brandon has trained experience with performing physical exams, radiologic interpretations and management of musculoskeletal complaints. He also has professional experience in the role of first assist in OR settings. Brandon has served in many volunteer capacities and is also a member of several societies including The American Academy of Physician […]

Dennis Martucci, PT, ATC, Cert. D.N.

Dennis joined the AOC team in 2018. He brings extensive experience in orthopedic and other areas of physical therapy. He has earned certifications as an – Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Dennis finds that helping patients identify goals and aiding […]

Scott Kramer, PT, DPT

Scott joins Athens Orthopedic Clinic as a Physical Therapist for the Loganville therapy team. He is a recent graduate from Brenau University where he received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His goal is to provide a positive experience for every patient and assist them in returning to the things they […]

Mason N. Florence, MD

Joined 2013

Dr. Mason Florence is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Originally from the small town of LaFayette, Georgia, he attended the University of Georgia where his childhood love for the Dawgs continued.

Dr. Florence went on to pursue his M.D. at […]

David C. Harkins, DO

Joined 2011

Dr. Harkins specializes in shoulder, upper extremity, and reconstructive surgery as well as fracture and degenerative care. Dr. Harkins is trained in the most advanced technology for shoulder reconstruction and sport injury surgery.


David I. Katz, MD

Joined 2011

Dr. David Katz is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery who specializes in the treatment of the hand, wrist and upper extremity. As a native of Richmond, Virginia, he attended the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar.

After graduation, he […]

Mitchel Leavitt, MD

Dr. Leavitt earned his medical degree from Mercer University in Savannah, GA, and subsequently finished his residency at Emory University’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in Atlanta, GA. After his residency, Dr. Leavitt completed a fellowship in Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He also […]

Julian P. Price, MD

Joined 2011

Dr. Julian Price is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery of the neck and spine.

Dr. Price is a native of Swainsboro, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia majoring in exercise and sports science. After completion of his certification for athletic training, he attended medical school […]

Stephen Burton, PA-C

Stephen has been a physician assistant at Athens Orthopedic Clinic since January 2013. Stephen earned his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before attending UAB, Stephen majored in Biological Science at Mississippi State University, where he was an active member of the […]

M. Shane Smith, MD

Joined 2011

Dr. Smith is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee as well as in orthopedic sports medicine, upper and lower extremity trauma, and degenerative conditions. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and then did […]

Karin Foster, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

Karin joined the AOC team in September 2011. She earned her Specialty Certification in Hand Therapy in 2000 and received her Masters in Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Women’s University in 1993. Karin is experienced in treating multiple traumatic injuries of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand as well as […]

Nancy Turpin, M.ED., PT

Having practiced in and around the Athens area since 1987, Nancy is excited to be a part of the AOC team. She completed her physical therapy training at Georgia State University and later earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Georgia and a certificate in Mechanical […]

Lloyd van Pamelen, PT, CSCS

Lloyd joins the AOC team in Loganville after eleven years as the physical therapist for the Atlanta Braves. He brings extensive experience working with baseball players of all ages, from youth through professional, and has been fortunate to work with players who are now in the Baseball Hall of Fame. […]

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1765 Old West Broad St. Bldg. 2, Ste. 200,
Athens, Georgia 30606

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