Dr. Douglas Messina, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Messina
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Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.

1717 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403

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Dr. Douglas Messina, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Wilmington, NC and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Messina has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Florida medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Columbus Regional Healthcare System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Messina to book an appointment.


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Dr. Messina accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Messina performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Shoulder Disorders more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Knee Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Elbow Injuries more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Messina performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

Elbow Bursitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Elbow Bursitis more than 42% of their peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 42% of their peers

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Dr. Messina's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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My visit was great! 5minute wait time. Nurse ordered X-rays within 5min had them done then seen by Sean right after Always a pleasant & professional experience.
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I didn't meet Dr. Messina. visit with Shawn Fitzgerald and two other workers.
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Bonnie – May 07, 2020
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He is very knowledgeable, low key and matter of fact. He explains everything clearly and takes the time to speak about your concerns.
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May 06, 2020
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I've known Doug Messina for many years you know the old fashion doc that makes you feel right at home not to mention I get immediate relief to my on going knee problems. His staff is kind and friendly and always helpful. They are the best.
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Everyone in the family has now been treated by Dr. Messina (my wife, 3 sons and me), and every time I am impressed with his thoroughness in first identifying the problem and then in his explanation of treatment. I can't imagine being treated for sports injuries or body aches anywhere else.
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Darryl R – Apr 02, 2020
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Super nice. Very caring and professional.
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Mar 30, 2020
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Great doctor. Has done several surgeries on different parts of the body Would recommend him highly. Thanks for the care
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Mar 13, 2020
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Dr Messina was the best he told me what was wrong with my shoulder and what needed to be done to fix it. Very nice.
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I have two shoulder and two knee surgery done by Dr. Messina. He takes the time with you to answer all your questions and after the surgery he continues to checkup on you to make sure everything is OK.
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Apr 22, 2019
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I just wanted to let you know how much I think of you and appreciate you very seldom do you find a doctor that really honestly cares thank you so much
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Fred Thompson in Wilmington, NC – Aug 07, 2018
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Dr Messina is literally the best doctor I have ever met! Besides the work and care he provided which was outstanding--the personal relationship he established with my son was beyond amazing!
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Laura Mundell/Drew Thomas in Wilmington , NC – Jun 18, 2018
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Dr. Messina and the staff are awesome! I'd highly recommend them to anyone!
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Paula in Wilmington – Feb 03, 2018
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I've been suffering with right shoulder pain since 1976/77 from an Army injury. I went to see Dr. Messina and his PA, Shawn Fitzgerald who sent me for an MRI, which showed a torn rotator cuff. I had surgery on 10/20/17 and I'm recovering well. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Messina! He has the best bedside manner too! Awesome, just awesome!
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Paula Koenig in Wilmington – Oct 27, 2017
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Dr Messina was very professional, listened and answered all my questions. In addition he runs a very professional office. My biggest pet peeve for doctor visits is wasting my time and sitting there waiting because doctors cannot manage their schedule (overbook). All my visits I was treated on time without any sense of being rushed.
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About Me

The most gratifying part of my job is to restore patients function and return to an active lifestyle, whether that be through non-operative treatment or surgical intervention.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University Tx
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University Fl
Residency Hospital
1992
U FL
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Florida
Medical School
1987
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.

Wilmington Office1717 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403
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Columbus Regional Healthcare System

Whiteville, NC

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)