Carolina Sports Medicine Joins Wilmington Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

WH Ortho team.

Carolina Sports Medicine joins Wilmington Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in partnership with the community’s trusted Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Douglas Messina, and Physician Assistant-Certified, Shawn Fitzergald. Dr. Messina and Shawn will begin seeing patients under the Wilmington Health practice on March 1st, 2023.

Dr. Messina and Shawn will continue to see patients at his current location at 1717 Shipyard Boulevard under the name Wilmington Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. They will maintain the current team that has enjoyed serving its existing patients. Wilmington Health and Carolina Sports Medicine will provide more details to patients about the transition.

Dr. Messina and the team will fold into the current, well-established Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team that currently serves at Wilmington Health and is led by physicians Dr. Claude Jarrett, Dr. Chris Jarrett, Dr. Chad Fortun, and Dr. Sharrona Williams. Dr. Messina will also join the surgeons practicing at their new Ambulatory Surgery Center on Glen Meade Road, which opened in early June.


1717 Shipyard Boulevard, Suite 350
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-341-3498 Text or Call
910-799-1958 Fax

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For bills for services provided 02/28/23 and prior, click here to pay.

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For bills for services provided 03/01/23 and beyond, click here to pay

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Dr. Douglas Messina is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, as well as total joint replacement of the knee and shoulder. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery.

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T. Shawn Fitzgerald, PA-C has served Carolina Sports Medicine Patients for 20+ years. He is skilled in a wide range of therapies and treatments to manage all types of joint and muscle injuries resulting from sports, slips and falls, arthritis, aging, and general wear and tear.