Letter to Patients: TOA is now EmergeOrtho!

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Dear Patient,

On August 1, 2016, Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. will become part of an alliance that includes three other independent orthopaedic physician groups across North Carolina who share our mission to provide streamlined, patient-centered care. Called EmergeOrtho, the new practice will have the strength of 49 office locations in 21 counties statewide, thereby creating one of the largest physician-owned orthopaedic organizations in North Carolina.

It’s important to note, however, that you still have access to the same local specialists you have come to know and trust. You will still use the same contact numbers and access all of your providers and services in the same locations. Rest assured that this alliance will not take away any of the care you depend on, but will expand your options for services and care statewide.

The four practices that are combining to become EmergeOrtho are all well-established, highly reputable independent physician groups. These practices include: Blue Ridge Bone and Joint of Asheville, Hendersonville, and Arden; Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists of Hickory, Morganton and Lenoir; OrthoWilmington with offices in New Hanover, Brunswick and Onslow counties; and Triangle Orthopaedic Associates of the greater Raleigh-Durham area. Additional practices are preparing to join the alliance in a second phase of growth.

We chose the name EmergeOrtho because it describes the alliance’s mission. The goal of orthopaedics is for patients to emerge from treatment, their illness or injury healed.

Through excellent care, our patients can emerge stronger and healthier, better able to lead an active life.

A primary purpose in forming this alliance is to preserve the private practice model, a standard of care that puts patients first and allows each group to provide their own higher quality, lower cost care. The new organization will continue to build on proven strategies and implement programs that improve outcomes and lower costs for patients. Rest assured, all insurances that were in-network with Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. will continue to be accepted.

An additional patient benefit that comes with integrating our network statewide, all EmergeOrtho offices will use the same Electronic Health Records system. Patients treated for injury while on vacation, for example, can follow up with an EmergeOrtho provider in their hometown who has seamless access to their medical chart.

At Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A., we see this union as the next phase in the evolution of our practice. The recent alliance leverages the previous successes of these individual practices to create new opportunities that may not have been available to each group independently. It allows us to strengthen and expand existing healthcare partnerships, positions us for exciting clinical and research opportunities, and makes possible greater economies of scale, such as volume discounts on equipment, technology and medical supplies. In all these ways, this alliance better prepares us for the changing healthcare landscape and future healthcare reform so that we may better serve our community.

While the name and brand logo are changing, the bottom line is that our mission has not. We will continue our focus on delivering the best orthopaedic care possible, in the most streamlined, cost-effective manner available.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the new structure, please call us at

919-220-5255 or 800-359-3053. We are in the process of developing a comprehensive new website; in the meantime, all of the alliance members’ existing websites remain fully operational. We hope you find this new structure as exciting as we do, and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you and this community.

Kind regards,

The Physicians and Administration of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.