For nearly 30 years, Cary Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists has provided patients from Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Chapel Hill and the rest of the Triangle with top-quality:
Our orthopaedic services help our patients feel better, look better, and live better. Our team of board-certified physicians and licensed physical therapists work together to provide a superior, whole-body approach to orthopaedic care that helps reduce recovery time.
To learn more about the people behind the Triangle’s leading orthopaedic care center, read our history below. Then contact us at 919-467-4992 to lean how we can help you!
History & Philosophy
Cary Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists first opened for business in August of 1982 by Dr. Ronald A. Epner as Cary Orthopaedic and Hand Center. Dr. Epner was in solo practice and had the only orthopaedic clinic in Cary. In 1985 Dr. Douglas L. Gollehon joined with Dr. Epner and brought with him an interest and expertise in Sports Medicine. When Dr. Gollehon and Dr. Epner incorporated, the name was changed to Cary Orthopaedic Center. The practice continued to grow and more emphasis was put into sports medicine. The group expanded to three physicians with the addition of Dr. Brian Szura in 1992. The physicians began working closely with Cary Sports Therapy and developed an extremely good relationship with many of the high schools, colleges and universities in the area. Over the years Cary Orthopaedic has also been involved with some of the semi-pro and pro teams in the Triangle. When the World League had a football team in Raleigh, Dr. Gollehon traveled to many parts of the globe as their team physician. Since that time Dr. Szura has become involved with the Raleigh Capital Express semi-pro soccer team and the Carolina Courage Women’s professional team. In 1993 Dr. Douglas J. Martini joined the practice and added, yet another, well trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon. He was the Team Physician for the Carolina Hurricanes NHL Hockey Team for several years from 2003 to 2006 when they won the Stanley Cup. In 1996 Dr. Andersen became a member of the team, also having a fellowship in sports medicine; he was the team physician for the female semi-pro soccer team, The Raleigh Wings during the time they were in Raleigh as well as the men’s pro team the Carolina Railhawks until 2009. Dr. Epner retired from the Practice in 1998 and Dr. Derek Reinke, a Sports Medicine Fellow from Cincinnati SportsMedicine Center, joined in September of 1999. Two years later in 2001 Dr. Mark A. Curzan followed, coming to us from a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Steadman-Hawkins in Vail, Colorado.
On November 1, 2002 Cary Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, P.A. opened its own physical therapy division called Performance Physical Therapy. Our in-house physical therapy staff is dedicated to the patient’s total recovery and provides individualized care under the supervision of our physicians. We are now happy to provide this service at all our locations.
As of November 2004 we added a Physiatrist, Scott S. Sanitate, M.D., to offer our patients treatment for the back and neck as well as acupuncture and pain management. In January of 2006 Raymond M. Carroll, M.D. joined the practice as an orthopaedic surgeon with a fellowship from the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine in NY. He comes to us from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
In December of 2006 Cary Orthopaedic Spine Specialists opened next door to our Cary Orthopaedic location. This center treats back and neck patients with non-interventional pain management as well as interventional pain management and surgical orthopaedic care. The physicians practicing at the Spine Center are, Dr. Scott S. Sanitate who is a non-interventional physiatrist who specializes in workman’s compensation cases, Dr. Gary Smoot who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Christopher Lin who has a fellowship in Spine Medicine and our spine surgeon Sameer Mathur, MD. We also have a dedicated Performance Physical Therapy Back Care rehab facility located in this space.
In September of 2009 we added another sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, Edouard F. Armour, M.D. Dr. Armour practiced at Kernodle Clinic in nearby Burlington, NC and was the team physician for Elon College. He joins our practice in both Cary and Garner.
We are committed to providing the best possible orthopaedic, sports medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation care available in the Triangle, in a friendly family atmosphere.
To provide the highest quality comprehensive orthopaedic and sports medicine services to patients throughout the Triangle community.
To develop a team spirit throughout the Organization compatible with each individual's definition of success, and to consistently communicate this team spirit through our actions with one another, our patients, our referral sources, and all other business clients.
To have an organization which encourages creativity and provides for personal and professional growth for all who are associated with the practice, making each individual and/or department strive for the highest level of performance.
To identify the community's orthopaedic needs and to provide cost effective and comprehensive ancillary services to fulfill these needs.
To become recognized in our community as an outstanding orthopaedic sports medicine practice that emphasizes quality and customer service in every phase of the patient's care.
To nurture an organization that is profitable and is an enjoyable place to work and demonstrate, through our attitudes and actions, that we care about one another, our staff and our patients.
For more information on how the specialists at Cary Orthopaedics can help you with orthopedic surgery and related needs, contact us today at 919-467-4992 for an appointment!
Cary Orthopaedics serves patients from Raleigh, Garner, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Clayton, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro, NC.