Earl A. Frantz, DO
Earl A. Frantz, DO

Sports Medicine

Board Certified in Family Medicine, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Coastal Region

Jacksonville – Country Club
Morehead City – Guardian Avenue

Earl Frantz, DO, is a graduate of Central Michigan University and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Frantz served in the U. S. Navy for twenty years, including deployment on the USS Acadia during Desert Shield/Storm, and was the Clinical Director and Senior Medical Officer of the Naval Branch Clinic in Dahlgren, Virginia. He also served overseas as the Department Head, Family Medicine at US Naval Hospital Guam.

Dr. Frantz then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of San Diego and Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom as a concussion specialist and the head of the Concussion Center for the Marine Corps at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. He completed his naval career as the department head of sports medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.

Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, Dr. Frantz has a broad range of orthopedic and primary care experience and knowledge. A family medicine physician at heart, he enjoys providing care to all age groups for any muscle skeletal issue. Dr. Frantz has also been one of the leading military physicians on developing strategies for the treatment of concussions.

Dr. Frantz enjoys country living with his wife. They have four children, all grown and flown. He has a passion for his faith, family and serving others. He enjoys camping and hiking and visiting his family in his free time. He also serves various ministries locally. Serving the coastal region, Dr. Frantz offers convenient orthopedic care in Jacksonville, Morehead City, and Swansboro.

Read More


  • Undergraduate: Central Michigan University
  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Fellowship: University of San Diego and Camp Pendleton, California


  • Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician


  • Carteret Health Care
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital
EmergeOrtho Coastal Region Adds Eight Experienced Physicians in Carteret and Onslow Counties

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

Coastal Region

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,...

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


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.