With the projected 2017 expansion, there will be approximately 170 physicians in the practice. The practices that combined to create EmergeOrtho are: Blue Ridge Bone and Joint of Asheville, Hendersonville and Arden; Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists with offices in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties; OrthoWilmington with offices in New Hanover, Brunswick and Onslow counties; and Triangle Orthopaedic Associates of the greater Raleigh-Durham area. The four practices began operating under the EmergeOrtho name on Aug. 1.
“We are very fortunate to be creating an alliance of four well-established physician practices with excellent reputations,” said longtime North Carolina Medical Society member Thomas Dimmig, MD, President of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, who is also serving as president of the new group as quoted in the announcement. “We united in order to preserve the private practice model, a standard of care that puts the patient first. The integrated group will allow these physicians to remain independent and provide their own higher quality, lower cost care.”