Beginning October 1, 2020, Cape Fear Sports Medicine will become part of EmergeOrtho, bringing together two of the region’s most respected names in orthopedic medicine.
“We are excited about what this new association means for our patients,” said Dale W. Boyd, Jr., MD, founder and president of Cape Fear Sports Medicine. “Both practices have always pledged to maintain the highest standard of patient-focused, quality-driven care. As part of EmergeOrtho, our patients will simply have increased access to a much larger network of care and services in numerous locations statewide.” EmergeOrtho is one of the largest physician-owned, independent orthopedic practices in North Carolina, with offices and services from the mountains to the coast.
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist with more than 24 years of practice in the region, Dr. Boyd is especially experienced in treating injuries and conditions of the elbow, knee and lower limb. A graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, and his fellowship at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Dr. Boyd is continuing to see his established patients and welcome new ones in his current office at 6019 Oleander Drive, Suite 200. Patients can continue to call the same number for appointments and treatment.
“We share the goal of helping patients emerge stronger, healthier and better,” said Stephen DeBiasi, Chief Executive Officer of EmergeOrtho. “Adding a physician of Dr. Boyd’s credentials and reputation continues to strengthen our remarkably accomplished medical team.” Dr. Boyd has been recognized for his outstanding care numerous times, receiving various awards for his expertise and compassion.
Additional patient benefits that come with being part of EmergeOrtho include electronic conveniences such as a patient portal for ease of communication, plus online patient forms, bill pay, appointment requests and prescription renewals. The EmergeOrtho website gives patients access to office and direct dial numbers to all of EmergeOrtho’s specialists, services and locations statewide.
Patients can also expect enhanced services, specialties and technologies, as well as more collaboration between specialists and care teams. The combined medical team at EmergeOrtho in the Wilmington region now includes 34 board-certified or board-eligible orthopedic, podiatry and spine specialists, 31 mid-level providers, plus a dedicated team of therapists, technicians and support staff.
In addition, EmergeOrtho offers nine area physical and hand therapy centers, an accredited advanced MRI imaging program in four locations, and two AccessOrtho orthopedic urgent care locations, enabling patients to be diagnosed and treated immediately, saving the expense and hassle of an emergency room visit.
To make an appointment with Dr. Boyd, call 910-790-9714.