3714 Guardian Avenue., Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 247-2101 | Fax: (252) 247-4675

Dr. Thomas Bates

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Dr. Garlon Campbell

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Dr. Robert Coles

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Dr. Ashraf Guirgues

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Dr. John T. Johnson

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Dr. Peter Klainer

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Dr. Arthur Klose

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Dr. Dean Marson

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Dr. Mindy Merritt

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Sean P. Scully, MD, PhD.

Dr. Scully received an undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and a Doctorate of Medicine and Biophysics from the University of Rochester. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Duke University and an oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has subsequently served on the faculty of Duke, Mayo Clinic and University of Miami. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of orthopaedics and serves on many national committees and editorial boards.

Dr. Scully has a clinical expertise in treating musculoskeletal tumors and hip and knee arthritis. This includes hip and knee replacement as well as the treatment of painful and infected joint replacements. 


Ricardo L. Valle Diaz, MD

Dr. Valle received his M.D. from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico (his native island) and is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. Dr. Valle completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

While he is experienced in treating all manner of orthopaedic complaints, Dr. Valle has advanced training in hip, shoulder and knee arthroscopy. During his fellowship training, he was a team physician for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the Houston Dynamo as well the University of Houston football and basketball teams. Dr. Valle also performs hip, knee and shoulder total joint replacements. Dr. Valle is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has served as a team physician for the Frederick Keys, the Carolina League Affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles, and Urbana High School.


Gary V. Wertman II, DO

Dr. Wertman II is a graduate of Penn State University and Philadelphia College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He practiced for a short time in eastern North Carolina, but quickly realized the communities need for a fellowship trained Upper Extremity Surgeon. Subsequently, he completed an Upper Extremity Fellowship at the OrthoCarolina Hand Center in Charlotte, NC where he specialized in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular surgery.  During his fellowship training, he had the unique opportunity of treating a variety of upper extremity injuries in professional athletes within the greater Charlotte area.

Dr. Wertman II has a broad range of orthopaedic knowledge with a special area of interest in upper extremity conditions involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder including arthritis, fracture care, sports/work related injuries, nerve compression syndromes, traumatic reconstructions, and congenital abnormalities. He is dedicated to the team approach in patient care, involving occupational therapists, physicians, and the patient's family to coordinate a smooth recovery and return to normal activity. Dr. Wertman II is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a subspecialty in Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics (AOAO), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Dr. Wertman II is active in the community including local high school sports and community service projects. He enjoys the mild climate of Eastern NC and enjoys entertaining his wife and family on the waters of the crystal coast.


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We will also offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services in Swansboro to keep you moving freely. At the Carolinas Center for Surgery, we provide the highest quality medical, surgical and rehabilitative care in Carteret County and now, Onslow County.

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