James A. Helm, PA-C

James A. Helm, PA-C

Sports Medicine

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Coastal Region

Wilmington – Shipyard
Wilmington – Porters Neck
Wilmington – Seagate

Jimmy Helm holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In addition, he holds a Master of Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Jimmy is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

He is currently a physician assistant with the EmergeOrtho team headed by Dr. Robert Boswell. Jimmy specializes in following patients before and after sports medicine surgery as well as those with sports related injuries of the shoulder and knee.


  • Undergraduate: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Master of Physical Therapy: Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Master of Medical Sciences, Physician Assistant: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Specialties & Services

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


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


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.