Kara Turnbull, PA-C

Kara Turnbull, PA-C

General Orthopedics

Foothills Region


Kara Turnbull graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science where she also competed on the gymnastics team. She then went on to pursue her Health Science Master’s degree in the Physician Assistant program at Lock Haven University in 2010. She is a board-certified Physician Assistant and fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kara started her career with experience in orthopedics and emergency medicine in WV before moving to North Carolina and joining EmergeOrtho in 2020. Currently, she is working directly under Dr. Stephen Sladicka who specializes in surgical and non-surgical care of general musculoskeletal disorders with a special interest in arthroscopy surgery of the knee and shoulder as well as total knee replacements.


  • Undergraduate: West Virginia University
  • Graduate: Lock Haven University


  • Certified as Physician Assistant through the National Commission of the Certification of Physician Assistants

Specialties & Services

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 occupational therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.