Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Tumor/Oncology

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Members in the Group

James W Scott, MD
Fellow of the AAOS

William M Smith, MD
Fellow of the AAOS

Edward W Hellman, MD
Fellow of the AAOS
Surgery of the Spine

David M. Banks, MD
Fellow of the AAOS

Shantu N. Patel, MD
Board Certified - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Additional Staff

Drew Dorminey
Mr. Dorminey is a native of Tifton, Georgia. He graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with BS Degree in Economics. He has spent his entire career in the areas of Economic Development, with the last 12 years in Healthcare Administration. Prior to joining our practice as Administrator in 2002, Mr. Dorminey worked as Director of Clinical Services for Tift Regional Medical Center where he oversaw the creation, operations and expansions of several of TRMC's outpatient departments. In addition, he has coordinated several GSM expansion projects including the development of our Imaging Center.

Drew is married to the former Brandy Weeks of Tifton. He has three children Mitchell (Age 13), Zack (Age 13), and Deryne (Age 8).

Francis M. Wisham
Physician Assistant
Mr. Wisham has been a Physician Assistant with Georgia Sports Medicine since 1984.

After service in the US Navy, Mr. Wisham received his BS Degree as a Physician Assistant from the Medical College of Georgia. His has an extensive background in Orthopedics, complimented by his experience in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine.

At GSM, Mr. Wisham primarily sees patients in the clinic setting, assisting the orthopedic surgeons in the office with treatment and post-operative care. In addition, Mr. Wisham provides leadership and supervision of clinical support staff at GSM.

Mr. Wisham and his wife, Suzanne, reside in Tifton.

Kenneth D. Wenslow
Physician Assistant
Mr. Wenslow is a Physician Assistant with Georgia Sports Medicine. A native of Kane, Pennsylvania, he joined Georgia Sports Medicine in 1996.

Mr. Wenslow received hs BS Degree in Allied Health Science from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.

His prior experience has primarily been centered around orthpedics. Prior to joining our staff, he was a physician assistant with Northwest Orthopedic Associates in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

Primarily hospital-based, Mr. Wenslow assists GSM surgeons with cases in the operating room, as well as patients admitted on the hospital's Orthopedic Floor.

Ken and his wife, Kathy, reside in Tifton.

Ales (Cal) Ridley
Physician Assistant
Mr. Ridley has been a Physician Assistant with Georgia Sports Medicine since 1997.

A Graduate of the State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Mr. Ridley went on to receive a BS Degree in the Physician Assistant program at the Medical College of Georgia.

His previous work experience includes a background in Family Practice and Internal Medicine with Affinity Health Group in Tifton. Prior to the founding of Georgia Sports Medicine in 1986, Mr. Ridley worked as a Physician Assistant with Dr. Scott at Tifton Orthopedics.

Today, Mr. Ridley assists GSM physicians in the clinic, as well as in the hospital and operating room.

Mr. Ridley and his wife, Sheila, reside in Tifton.

Kristopher M. Murphy
Physician Assistant
Mr. Murphy is a native of Tifton, Georgia. He received his BS Degree from the Medical College of Georgia's Physician Assistant program in December 2004 and joined the GSM practice at that time.

Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Mr. Murphy gained orthopedic and sports medicine experience as a Physical Therapist with Rehabilitation Services of Tifton.

At GSM, Mr. Murphy assists our physicians in the clinic, as well as hopsital floor and operating room. He typically assists Dr. Hellman with treatment of GSM's spine and neck patients.

Mr. Murphy and his wife, Melissa, reside in Tifton.

Contact Information

Georgia Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic, PC 1610 John Orr Drive, Suites A, B, C, D, and G Tifton, GA USA 31794 View map Phone 229-386-5222 Fax 229-382-6191

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