Michael P. Shea, MD

Michael P. Shea, MD

AccessOrtho Orthopedic Urgent Care

Board Certified in Family Practice, CAQ Primary Care Sports Medicine

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville
Asheville - McDowell

Dr. Shea earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, IN, where he graduated cum laude. In 1999, he received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He completed both his internship and family medicine residency in Greensboro with the Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency Program at Moses Cone Health System, where he also conducted his fellowship in primary care sports medicine.

Dr. Shea treats sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedic conditions with a focus on overuse injuries in runners and cyclists. He founded the orthopedic urgent care in 2009 and cares for patients in the Asheville and Arden offices. He is trained in ultrasound guided injections.

He provides sports medicine coverage for several local high schools and colleges including UNC Asheville and Erwin High School. In his spare time, he enjoys gravel cycling and hiking with his wife and kids.


  • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
  • Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Chicago, Illinois, 1995 – 1999
  • Residency: Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Moses Cone Health System Greensboro, North Carolina


  • George Wolff Outstanding Third Year Resident, Moses Cone Family Practice Residency, 2002
  • Moses Cone Family Practice Resident of the Year, North Carolina Academy of Family Practice, 2001


  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Practice
  • North Carolina Academy of Family Practice
  • American Medical Association

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Drs. Mangone, Goebel and Shea honored by Asheville Catholic School

Blue Ridge Region

Three EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region Physicians were honored by Asheville Catholic School at a ceremony at the school on March 16th, 2013.

I was in a great deal of pain and Dr. Shea listened to me and made me feel confident in his diagnosis. I'm so glad I came to him. I know I am in the best hands!

Karen K


Dr. Shea was thorough, explained my injury and answered all my questions. He was also very pleasant. The office visit was done in a timely manner. I would not hesitate using Dr. Shea again.

Barbara B


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