Orthopedic Urgent Care

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Triangle Region

Chapel Hill

Tom earned an undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Nursing Science from Vanderbilt University and Doctor of Nursing Practice from East Carolina University. His clinical experience ranges from critical care to primary care and he has maintained an active clinical practice in orthopedic surgery for more than two decades. He is faculty emeritus at UNC Chapel Hill where he developed, implemented, and evaluated multiple experiential clinical training programs through the UNC Schools of Nursing and Medicine. His research focus is on postgraduate Advanced Practice Provider education directed toward mitigating rural and urban inequities to high quality musculoskeletal care.

He is a former Chair of the North Carolina Nurses Association NP Council Executive Committee and served as North Carolina State Representative to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He treats common musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan using the best evidence, tempered with clinical experience and consideration of patient preferences when developing plans of care.


  • Undergraduate: University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Graduate:
    • Vanderbilt University, Master of Nursing Science
    • East Carolina University, Doctor of Nursing Practice

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.