T. Shawn Fitzgerald, PA-C


Shawn was Dr. Esposito’s physician assistant from 2002-2013. He became Dr. Messina’s Physician’s Assistant upon Dr. Esposito’s retirement in January 2014.

In his leisure time, Shawn enjoys water sports and competes in triathlons. He and his wife, Kerry, have 3 children.


· B.A., Sports Medicine, Catawba College
· B.S., Physician Assistant Studies, Marywood University


· Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame – 2016

Professional Memberships

· Coastal Cape Fear Orthopedic Society
· New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society
· National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
· North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
· North Carolina Medical Society

Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction surveys help us identify areas of improvement to work toward providing you with the best healthcare in the area. Patient satisfaction, along with increasing the quality of care delivered and reducing healthcare costs, are the three organizational objectives we focus on each and every day.

How does T. Shawn Fitzgerald compare?

  • How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed? 

    4.76 out of 5
  • How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.90 out of 5
  • Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.93 out of 5
  • When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results?

    4.78 out of 5