Jerry McCollum – Patient Story

When speaking with Jerry McCollum, you will quickly realize he feels God sent Dr. Jason Hatfield to help him through his wound care needs, specifically with an injury to his toe. Mr. McCollum, originally from Natchez, Mississippi, had a career as a Mill Rite Mechanic for over 30 years doing iron work. He also worked in the public schools. One day, Mr. McCollum was standing against a wall when a piece of steel fell on his toe and mashed it causing a painful injury. Mr. McCollum is also diabetic, making proper treatment of the injury even more crucial. Thankfully, when Mr. McCollum moved to Athens 5 years ago, he found Dr. Hatfield.

Dr. Hatfield has taken great care of him, getting him back to his everyday activities. He has treated him for wound care frequently on and off over the last 4-5 years. Mr. McCollum enjoys gardening and fishing, and loves being with people and his church family. You will also find him riding his recumbent bike!

“I feel blessed to have Dr. Hatfield as my doctor—he’s a professional; I’ve gotten to know him over the years. He’s caring, and I trust him. I think he is one of the best. I highly recommend him; He’s a Godsend. I consider him a great friend.”


Jason Hatfield, DO | The Orthopaedic Center | Athens, ALDr. Jason Hatfield specializes in sports medicine care, non-surgical orthopaedics, and wound care. Dr. Hatfield has been practicing medicine since 2001.

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