Mark Hazel, MD, Joins Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Published: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Darrell Scales, MD; Gregory Woods, MD; William Grimsley, MD; Jerome Nichols, MD; Joseph Powers, MD; William Primos, MD; Travis Smith, DO; and the staff of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine welcome Mark Hazel, MD, to the practice.

Dr. Hazel received his medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Texas Tech University Health System in Lubbock, Texas.  He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty certification in sports medicine and more than 18 years of orthopedic and sports medicine experience in Texas, North Carolina and, most recently, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Over the years, Dr. Hazel has enjoyed the privilege of serving as team physician for a multitude of high schools, colleges and athletic associations.

“I spent years coaching sports for my four sons, and, now that they are all off at school, I am excited about the opportunity to serve more teams and athletic programs through my work with NGPG,”  says Dr. Hazel. “I’m also an avid outdoorsman, so I look forward to exploring all that North Georgia has to offer.”

NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine provides high quality, comprehensive care for children, adolescents and adults including:

  • Care for sprains & strains
  • Fracture care
  • Joint injections
  • School, sports and work physicals
  • Osteoarthritis care (ultrasound guided)
  • Tendonitis & chronic tendon injuries
  • Concussion management
  • ACL & other ligament surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Rotator cuff treatment
  • Joint replacement
  • Platelet rich plasma injections

NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine has seven convenient locations in Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Dawsonville, Gainesville, Hoschton and Jefferson.  Dr. Hazel will see patients in Gainesville and Dawsonville.  He will also perform surgeries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, which is rated Georgia’s #2 Orthopedic Surgery Hospital. (Care Chex®)  Call 770-848-6190 to schedule an appointment, or visit for more information.

NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System.


Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together more than 250 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at more than 80 locations across North Georgia.  Learn more at

NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), which serves more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties across the region.  As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®).  Learn more at