New Partnership with UNC Pembroke!

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EmergeOrtho is looking forward to serving as a clinical site in its first partnership with UNC-Pembroke.  Together with North Carolina Specialty Hospital, EmergeOrtho will provide hands-on experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the UNC-P Department of Nursing, as well as pre-Occupational Therapy and pre-Physical Therapy students.

“As a former surgeon, I can attest to the importance of clinical rotations in successfully preparing students for careers in healthcare,” said UNC Pembroke Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings. “UNCP is grateful to the service-oriented leaders at EmergeOrtho for partnering with us to provide our students with invaluable hands-on experiences.”

As a multi-specialty practice, EmergeOrtho is offering clinical rotations, observations and research opportunities.

“The Department of Nursing is excited to work with EmergOrtho and NC Specialty Hospital in order to offer our students unique clinical experiences,” says Jennifer Twaddell, Phd, MSN, RN, Director of Graduate Programs and RIBN Collaborative Coordinator.  ”The opportunities provided by this collaboration are multidisciplinary and based in current research practices. Our students will truly benefit from this partnership.”

The EmergeOrtho General Surgery Specialists will be working closely with these students, and Dr. Phillip Shadduck arranged a recent site visit.

“We are looking forward to helping the UNCP School of Nursing students by providing a great clinical site for their undergraduate student rotations, graduate student rotations, and mentoring at EmergeOrtho and NCSH,” says Dr. Shadduck.

The goal is to begin in the upcoming Fall, with the 2017-2018 academic year.

“As Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, I’m committed to every avenue that helps our students be market-ready for the challenges of being a working nurse,” says Dr. Jeff Frederick, Ph.D.   “Collaborating with EmergeOrtho will be invaluable for our students in both our undergraduate and graduate programs. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”



Our Atheltic Trainers meet with Wake Forest Mayor!

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Vivian Jones, Mayor of Wake Forest, North Carolina, issued a Mayoral Proclamation for National Athletic Training Month!  She met with Wake Forest area Athletic Trainers earlier this month, including two EmergeOrtho Athletic Trainers! Check out our ATC’s in blue!  Nate Rice, ATC, CSCS (left of Mayor Jones) provides medical care for all sports at Heritage High School, helping keep athletes safe and healthy!  Laurie King, ATC, CSCS (right of Mayor Jones) provides athletic training and sports medicine services at Wakefield High School.

Through EmergeOrtho’s Sports Medicine Outreach Program, each Athletic Trainer works with at least two schools in the greater Triangle area.  We are proud to be involved with Wake Forest schools!

National Athletic Trainers Month recognizes the important work that ATC’s do to ensure the safety and health of student athletes in the community.  They work closely with the students and coaches at practices and games, and ensure that any injuries are appropriately addressed.

Dr. Mark Burt, Team Physician for Heritage High School, is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in conjunction with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  Dr. Shepherd Rosenblum, Team Physician for Wakefield High School, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction, and cartilage repair, including ACL’s and rotator cuff injuries.

In addition to comprehensive Orthopaedic Care, EmergeOrtho Wake Forest-Wakefield offers rehabilitation medicine, general surgery, bariatric surgery, rheumatology, physical therapy, x-ray, bone health services, and an urgent care.  To schedule an appointment here, call (919) 453-5740.

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It’s National Athletic Training Month!

National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers.  At EmergeOrtho, we are proud to have certified Athletic Trainers working in our clinics, physical therapy, and out on the field with athletes in the community!