Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Providers

James Hooten, Jr., MD

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, my hands […]

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Andrew Kubinski, DO, MS

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 muscles, bones, […]

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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

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 rotator cuff […]

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J. Jeffrey Poggi, MD

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 replacements, and […]

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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

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 Science:  Human […]

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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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Ben Smith, PA-C

I have always been fascinated by how the body works. With orthopaedics, I get to appreciate the nuts and bolts aspect of the human body. Board Certification National Comm Certif of Physician Assistant Education MPAS, East Carolina University (North Carolina), 2018  

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Jon Wolfe, PA

Education Physician Assistant Program, Bowman Gray School of Medicine (North Carolina), 1987

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