Welcome to the Coastal Region

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EmergeOrtho of the Coastal Region is offering in-office appointments as well as several convenient options to receive orthopedic and spine care including Telemedicine Virtual Visits, Same Day Appointments and AccessOrtho, our orthopedic walk-in urgent care service. Your safety is our priority and we have implemented on-going safety measures for in office visits to keep our patients, staff and providers safe during COVID-19. It is our pleasure to provide you and your loved ones with patient-centered, personalized treatment for your orthopedic and spine condition. We appreciate your selecting EmergeOrtho for your orthopedic care.

EmergeOrtho has been providing highly specialized, patient-centered orthopedic and spine care since 1955. Our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists includes 34 physicians, 31 physician assistants and 37 physical therapists, all dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care. Today, we have 7 locations covering 3 counties including New Hanover, Brunswick and Onslow counties with 3 convenient, orthopedic urgent care locations in Wilmington, Shallotte and Jacksonville.

EmergeOrtho offers comprehensive care that ranges from office visits to physical and occupational therapy, and from ACR accredited diagnostic imaging to advanced, minimally invasive surgery. Our team of specialists include: spine, sports medicine, joint replacement and reconstruction, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), orthopedic trauma and pain management.

Many of our locations offer same day appointments, physical therapy services and on-site MRI services. EmergeOrtho is dedicated to helping patients emerge from illness or injury…stronger, healthier and better.

Locations in Coastal Region

In New Hanover County, EmergeOrtho offers three full-service locations, as well as AccessOrtho our walk-in orthopedic urgent care location and a therapy-only location.

You’ll find two full-service and two therapy-only locations in Brunswick County.

Pender County residents utilize the Wilmington/Porters Neck location, as well as the Onslow County facility in Jacksonville. AccessOrtho, our walk-in orthopedic urgent care is located in our Jacksonville office.

We offer Telemedicine Virtual Office Visits and Same Day Appointments, please call 910-332-3800 to schedule an appointment or request an online appointment.

Specialties & Services in Coastal Region

EmergeOrtho offers advanced orthopedic and spine care throughout southeastern North Carolina. Our full-service offices include an extensive, highly trained staff that includes fellowship-trained, board-certified experts in every specialty. Most locations offer advanced MRI diagnostics, physical and occupational therapies, and same-day appointments.

For an appointment, call 910.332.3800 or request one online here.

News & Events

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Interventional Pain Management: Treating Migraines Without Medications

Coastal Region

An interventional pain management specialist with EmergeOrtho in Wilmington, Ruth Anderson, MD, wants people who suffer from chronic severe headaches to know that relief is not only possible, it’s highly probable—and without taking narcotics. “Pain management physicians bring a unique approach to treating migraine headaches,” explained Dr. Anderson. “Many times, migraine headaches can be treated...

EmergeOrtho Wilmington Changes Name to EmergeOrtho Coastal Region

Coastal Region

Wilmington, NC – June 16, 2022 – EmergeOrtho’s Wilmington Region has announced a name change to EmergeOrtho Coastal Region, effective immediately. Shawn B. Hocker, MD, President of EmergeOrtho Coastal Region, said the change is important because the new name is more representative of the communities and patients EmergeOrtho serves throughout eastern North Carolina. “It recognizes...

EmergeOrtho Wilmington Appoints Zachary Welch as New Executive Director

Coastal Region

EmergeOrtho Wilmington Appoints Zachary Welch as New Executive Director Wilmington, N.C. – April 28, 2022 – The Wilmington Region of EmergeOrtho has appointed Zachary Welch as the orthopedic medical practice’s new executive director. In this role, Welch will be responsible for leading EmergeOrtho Wilmington, the largest orthopedic and spine practice in the region, with 11...

The doctors are wonderful and caring. Dr. Rodger and his staff are the best of the best. I always recommend EmergeOrtho.

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I would recommend EmergeOrtho Coastal Region for any shoulder replacement surgery by Dr.Richard Moore. He did my surgery in October 2018 and did an outstanding job! Great surgeon as well as being very personable and very thorough. He has also done several elbow surgeries on my husband that have been very successful. Thank you Dr.Moore for letting me be pain free!

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