David A. Rockwell, MD

David A. Rockwell, MD

General Orthopedics, Non-operative Orthopedic Care

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Coastal Region

Wilmington - Porters Neck

Dr. David Rockwell is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and provides non-operative orthopedic care and treatment to patients.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar. He completed his postgraduate training and orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

For over 30 years, Dr. Rockwell practiced community orthopedic surgery with Goldsboro Orthopedic Associates and was a past president of the North Carolina Orthopedic Association. In October 2011, the NCOA awarded Dr. David Rockwell, The Honored Surgeon Award which recognizes a North Carolina orthopedic surgeon who has been notably influential in the promotion of the highest standards of orthopedic care and has distinguished himself among his peers for the dedication to quality patient care and to the medical profession.

He is a board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Rockwell is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North Carolina Orthopedic Association and the North Carolina Medical Society. Dr. Rockwell has been in practice with EmergeOrtho since 2010. He treats a variety of general orthopedic conditions providing non-operative care to patients.

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  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Morehead Scholar UNC-Chapel Hill


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Rockwell was a wonderful, knowledgeable specialist. He provided descriptions and reviewed the X-ray. A thorough exam was provided. He took the time to visual demonstration an exercise to prevent additional damage to my leg. He is A very impressive physician!

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Dr. Rockwell was very concerned with my knee problem, asked a lot of diagnostic questions, and acted quickly and deftly to relive my pain. He checked on me a few days later to see if I was recovering as expected. I would definitely see him again with complete confidence.

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