Tara Tarleton, PA-C

Tara Tarleton, PA-C


Board Certified Physician Assistant

Coastal Region

Wilmington – Shipyard

Tara earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 and gained several years of experience as an Emergency Department Registered Nurse. She is a recent graduate of Campbell University’s Physician Assistant program. During her clinical year, she completed an elective rotation with an Orthopedic Trauma Surgery team.

Tara now works with EmergeOrtho trauma surgeons Dr. Parks and Dr. MacIntyre.

Tara is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants and is board certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).


  • Undergraduate Education: Campbell University (2011) Bachelor of Science – Biology; University of Maryland (2015) Bachelor of Science – Nursing
  • Graduate Education: Campbell University (2019) Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP)


  • PA-C (NCCPA – North Carolina Medical Board)


  • American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA)

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