Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Providers

James Hooten, Jr., MD

ABOUT ME… I love working with my hands.  Whether it’s stroking the long soft ears of my Basset hound or digging in the rich Carolina soil, I am always amazed at the way our hands let us experience the miracles of life.  When someone can’t walk without help or even do simple things like gardening, […]

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Harold Kernodle, Jr., MD

ABOUT ME… I have become involved with robotic assisted total knee replacement, robotic assisted partial knee replacement and robotic assisted total hip replacement. Robotics is very precise and in especially in regard to knee replacement allows for excellent balancing of the knee joint. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE… Davidson College MEDICAL DEGREE… Duke University INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY… Vanderbilt University PROFESSIONAL […]

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Andrew Kubinski, DO, MS

ABOUT ME… I am a non-surgical orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist who combined a core training of family medicine with a specialty training of musculoskeletal medicine to have the ability to treat medical issues and orthopaedic injuries caused from sports and exercise.  I treat a wide variety of conditions throughout the body related to the […]

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Michael Menz, MD

Undergraduate Degree: SUNY, Buffalo, NY Medical Degree: University of Virginia Internship & Residency: University of Kansas at Wichita – Orthopaedic Surgery

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Sunny H. Patel, MD

ABOUT ME… I am an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.  Most of my patients are active and are unable to participate in the activities they enjoy.  I treat patients of all ages with shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle pain.  This includes young athletes with ACL injuries, shoulder dislocations, or hip impingement; middle-aged patients with […]

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J. Jeffrey Poggi, MD

ABOUT ME… I am a general orthopedic surgeon with a specialty interest in Sports Medicine working at Kernodle.  I enjoy and am experienced in treating all aspects of sports-related injuries to the shoulder and upper extremity, the hip, and the knee and lower extremity.  I also perform adult reconstructive procedures such as, knee, and shoulder […]

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T. Chris Gaines, PA-C

Training/Education: Greensboro College Greensboro, NC Bachelor of Science Biology Minors in Chemistry, Psychology and Ethics Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke, VA Masters of Science Physician Assistant Studies

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J. Lance McGhee, PA-C

ABOUT ME… I have worked at Kernodle Clinic since graduating from the Elon University PA Program in 2016.  Before this I attended NC State University and I am a die-hard Wolfpacker.  I enjoy treating orthopaedic injuries of all kinds and getting my patients back to their daily activities.” UNDERGRADUATE… North Carolina State University Bachelor of […]

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J. Todd Mundy, PA-C, MS

Undergraduate Degree: Taylor University, Upland, IN Medical Degree: Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL

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