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Joint Care Center

Call for more information: 770-219-8244

The Joint Care Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville and Braselton offers a comprehensive, planned course of treatment for total hip, knee and shoulder replacements.

We believe that you play a key role in a successful recovery and will involve you in your treatment throughout each step of the program. Our Orthopedic Nurse Navigators will work with you and your care team to help tailor your experience to meet your individual needs. The Joint Care Center offers total replacements, including:

Meet Our Orthopedic Nurse Navigators

As a patient of the Joint Care Center, you’ll work directly with one of our Orthopedic Nurse Navigators as they guide you through the joint replacement process from start to finish. Our navigators serve as a patient liaison – from answering questions the patients or their families may have to providing education about what to expect during the surgery, recovery and rehabilitation process. Because our orthopedic navigators have a clinical background, they provide valuable oversight throughout the surgical journey. 

NGMC Braselton

Aileen Jackson, BSN, RN, CBN

Meet Aileen Jackson

NGMC Gainesville

Kelly Easterday, BSN, RN

Meet Kelly Easterday

Patient Testimonials

Tony Herdener
Hip Replacement
Winfred Waldrip
Hip Replacement
Peggie Lumpkin
Knee Replacement

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Team approach

Your joint care team includes your surgeon, physicians’ assistants, patient care technicians, nurses and physical therapists – all specializing in joint care.  Every detail of your care, from before you are admitted until your rehabilitation is complete, is considered and reviewed with you by this team. Your Orthopedic Nurse Navigator will plan and personalize your treatment program while acting as your advocate throughout the process.

Each step of our program is designed to encourage the best results leading to a discharge from the hospital within 1-3 days of surgery.

Our program features:

  • Dedicated joint care nurses and therapists
  • Casual clothes (no drafty gowns)
  • Private rooms
  • Family and friends participate in recovery process as “coaches”
  • Patient guidebook detailing preparation before surgery all the way through your recovery and rehabilitation after surgery
  • Free Pre-Surgical Joint Success Class - Give us your time and we'll give you the tools to help you prepare for your total joint replacement journey. 

Find A Physician

Longstreet Clinic Orthopedics



Practice Locations:

  • Braselton
  • Gainesville

NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine



Practice Locations:

  • Bethlehem
  • Braselton
  • Dacula
  • Dawsonville
  • Gainesville
  • Hoschton
  • Jefferson

Specialty Orthopaedics



Practice Locations:

  • Braselton
  • Gainesville


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Take the Next Step

For more information about the Joint Care Center, or how to get started, please call one of our Orthopedic Nurse Navigators: 770-848-1380 for Braselton and 770-219-5257 for Gainesville or complete our quick online form.

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