With excellent patient care at the heart of this and every decision, Brunswick County’s largest orthopaedic practice has begun construction on a new medical office building along U.S. Highway 17 in Shallotte at 5160 Ocean Highway.
Now part of the statewide group EmergeOrtho, the practice was known as Orthopaedic Specialists until January 1, 2015, when it became part of OrthoWilmington. In August of this year, OrthoWilmington joined three other highly reputable practices across the state to form EmergeOrtho.
The new medical office building consolidates the practice’s offices in Supply and Sunset Beach into a single, convenient location. With Brunswick County’s population booming at the southern end, this corridor of U.S. 17, in Brunswick County’s central business center of Shallotte, is experiencing significant growth.
OrthoWilmington’s Supply location used to be beside Brunswick Community Hospital, but when the hospital relocated (to what is now Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center), the former location was not as ideal for patients.
The practice broke ground on the building on May 20, 2016, with completion expected in February of 2017. The new facility will have 14,000 square feet of space (double the other two locations combined), including 20 exam and treatment rooms for orthopaedic, spine and pain management care, 1,700 square feet for physical therapy, and dedicated space for x-ray and other imaging services.
The building also allows for a second AccessOrtho location in Brunswick County. AccessOrtho provides walk-in medical services for patients with orthopaedic conditions that need immediate diagnosis and treatment, saving patients the time and expense of an emergency room visit for injuries that are not severe or life threatening.
In the new building, EmergeOrtho will be able to accommodate more patients with convenient appointment times and highly efficient workflow. The property includes an additional acre, so further expansion will be possible when it is needed.
As Brunswick County grows, EmergeOrtho is poised to keep residents healthier, stronger and closer to home.