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Our Practice Philosophy

Moore Orthopaedics was founded in 1995, dedicated to providing quality orthopaedic care to the Wilmington community.

When you call our office any weekday between 8 AM and 5 PM, you will speak directly to one of our friendly staff, who can answer your questions or arrange to have you seen promptly.

There is no voice mail menu to navigate.  We believe that your orthopaedic problem is important enough for you to see a physician, not a physician's assistant, on every visit.

 We try hard to avoid long waits - your time is as important as ours.  (Our patients frequently complain they didn't have a chance to finish their magazine article before we were ready to see them.)

After Hours

After regular office hours, a 24-hour answering service will contact the physician to respond promptly to issues that may arise at night and on weekends or holidays.

Robert M. Moore MD

Our Physician

Robert M. Moore, M.D. grew up in Wilmington, and graduated from New Hanover High School, class of 1968.  He attended college and medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  His orthopaedic surgical training was also at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. Moore returned to Wilmington in 1981, where he has been in orthopaedic practice since.  He became board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1984, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Moore believes strongly that conservative, nonsurgical treatment is often the best approach for most orthopaedic conditions.  Whenever surgery is the better alternative, Dr. Moore, with 25+ years of surgical training and experience, augmented by continuing education programs, can provide this option as well.  He is a member of the senior attending staff of New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Cape Fear Orthopaedic Specialty Center, where orthopaedic surgery is performed with state-of-the-art facilities and staff.