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EmergeOrtho Coastal Region Adds Eight Experienced Physicians in Carteret and Onslow Counties

Coastal Region / 16 Jan 2024

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EmergeOrtho Coastal Region Adds Eight Experienced Physicians in Carteret and Onslow Counties

Carteret & Onslow Counties — EmergeOrtho Coastal Region is pleased to announce the addition of these eight experienced orthopedic specialists to its comprehensive network serving eastern North Carolina: Thomas Bates, MD; Garlon Campbell, MD; Robert Coles, MD; Earl Frantz, DO; Ashraf Guirgues, MD; Felix Muniz, MD; Randle (Will) Ramsey, DO; and Gary Wertman, DO. They, along with six orthopedic-trained advanced practice providers, join EmergeOrtho Coastal Region effective February 1, 2024.

Formerly associated with Carolinas Center for Surgery, these highly trained physicians have a well-established history of providing exceptional musculoskeletal care in a variety of subspecialties, including sports medicine, joint replacement, spine surgery, hand and wrist surgery, and pain management. Their collective expertise, combined with a proven track record of patient satisfaction, aligns seamlessly with EmergeOrtho Coastal Region’s mission to provide the highest standard of orthopedic care.

Existing patients of these physicians will continue to see their orthopedic, spine and pain management specialists in the current Morehead City, Swansboro and Jacksonville locations. The associated Action Therapy physical therapy offices in the area will also become part of EmergeOrtho Coastal Region.

“We have over 145 providers in the EmergeOrtho Coastal Region and are delighted to welcome this exceptional group of orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians. We recognize the valuable impact they have made in Morehead City, Beaufort, Swansboro and Jacksonville,” said Zach Welch, Executive Director at EmergeOrtho Coastal Region. “Their established presence and meaningful impact in these communities further strengthens our ability to serve patients throughout the coastal region with the most advanced and personalized orthopedic, spine and pain management care available.”

“It is a blessing to be able to keep patients active and mobile, and we look forward to continuing that philosophy of patient care with EmergeOrtho,” said Dr. Coles. “Patients in Carteret and Onslow communities can continue to rely upon our team of orthopedic, spine and pain specialists to help them emerge from illness and injury to enjoy their lives. There will even be added conveniences, such as online appointment scheduling and secure texting for easy communication between patients and their healthcare providers.”

EmergeOrtho Coastal Region remains committed to fostering strong connections within the communities it serves and believes that this collaboration, and expansion into Carteret County, will further enhance its ability to address the unique orthopedic needs of residents in the Morehead City, Beaufort, Swansboro and Jacksonville areas.

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EmergeOrtho of the Coastal Region includes an unparalleled medical team of more than 145 highly trained orthopedic surgeons and physicians, advanced practice providers, physical and occupational therapists, and a staff of over 550 employees, all dedicated to delivering the highest level of orthopedic and spine care at a lower cost for patients.

An independent, physician-owned practice, EmergeOrtho offers comprehensive care that ranges from doctor visits to physical and occupational therapy, and from accredited diagnostic imaging to advanced surgery. Many locations also offer same-day appointments and orthopedic urgent care, as well as onsite MRI services.

Within the practice, experienced experts specialize in: 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.

The name EmergeOrtho describes the practice’s dedication to helping patients emerge from injury or illness… stronger, healthier, and better. EmergeOrtho’s core values of quality, innovation, compassion, diversity & inclusion, education, integrity, teamwork and community shape the organization’s culture.


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.