Dr. Michael Goebel, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 51
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Dr. Michael Goebel, MD
Dr. Michael Goebel, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Arden, NC. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Goebel is affiliated with Park Ridge Health and Mission Health.

2585 Hendersonville Rd

Arden, NC 28704

Contact Information

(828) 258-8800

Dr. Michael Goebel, MD

Dr. Michael Goebel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • 8 More

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Dr. Goebel's Experience

Dr. Goebel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Florida / Shands Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Florida / Shands Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • MD Spinal Recon Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goebel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goebel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goebel to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Goebel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
Dr. Goebel is the best. He explained everything to me. I am 3 weeks post surgery. I am doing great. I would highly recommend Dr. Goebel if you have a back problem.
in mills river, nc |
Dr Goebel is a caring Dr and I felt that he was very knowledgeable. I came to the ER in severe pain and after my back surgery I walked out pain free.
in waynesville, nc |
Great surgeon, great personality, explains everything!
in mills river, nc |
Very knowledgeable & patient. Good sense of humor. Did not push to have the surgery, just explained all the options. My surgery went well !! Also did my wife's surgery 10 years ago; is still doing well ! I would recommend him !!
Fletcher, NC |
My husband received a successful laminectomy for spinal stenosis from Dr. Goebel which relieved the pain in his leg. The doctor is knowledgeable and experienced. He provided appropriate and accurate tests and diagnosis. He explained the procedure and expected outcomes before the surgery, and took good care of my husband afterward. His professional and personable approach was appreciated.
in Mars Hill |
He has helped me tremendously! I have had two surgeries done by him. I am thankful for both. The relief I received was greatly appreciated!
in Asheville, NC |
Unfortunately, I had an accident on a Friday afternoon and fractured my femur. Dr. Goebel was on-call for orthopedic emergencies at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. He explained my problem and that surgery was required to rectify. He performed an IM Nail procedure on Saturday. I have had excellent results thus far. His superb surgical skills coupled with a caring demeanor make him the perfect surgeon. He is totally dedicated to his profession and to the patients he serves.
in asheville, nc |
My experience with Dr Goebel was positive and I felt I could trust him.. I would recommend him for back surgery.
in Asheville, NC |
I began seeing Dr Goebel for lower back issues about a year ago and he treated the condition in accordance with my wishes of wanting to try non surgical treatments initially. The time came about a month ago when I realized that surgery was the best option. He performed a lamenectomy on the L4/L5 vertebrae and the Sciatica that i had for over a year was completely gone. I give Dr Goebel and the Park Ridge Health the highest possible rating. Great Doctor and Great Hospital.
in asheville, nc |
Dr. Goebel performed back surgery in March, 2017. I had been in agony just trying to walk after two years of epidurals and trigger point shots were no longer working on the pain in my legs. The pain was completely gone after the surgery (other than some surgical pain to be expected) and I am thrilled with the outcome. I haven't felt this good in a couple of years. I can only recommend Dr. Goebel with the highest rating possible.
in Asheville, NC |
After enduring 2 years of lower back pain, I met Dr. Goebel. After x-rays, he immediately took me seriously and did not hesitate to offer the surgery that was necessary. Surgery was performed one month later. That was almost 2 years ago and the pain was eliminated immediately after surgery. I have been pain free since. I am fortunate to have met Dr. Goebel and will always be grateful to him.
Candler, NC |
I hurt my back on my job and workers comp sent me to see Goebel. He poked me with his finger and said it was A back sprain no X-rays no MRI nothing. He suggested I go to physical therapy for 4 weeks I did this went back to him he again poked my back and said go back to therapy. I still did not receive an MRI or X-rays I finally had enough went and got my own MRI and it was determined I had a problem with my si joint that required surgery. In short don't waste your time with him he's a joke.
in Asheville, NC |
I would? not let my dog see him! He's rude and belittling. He made me feel like I was making it up and wasting his time. I was a WC patient and he was more concerned about the meds I take, than with my injury. His exact words to me were "Work it out"
Dr. Goebel is one of the stereotypical doctors you see in the movies. He is always too rushed to listen to you or pay attention to your symptoms. He comes to conclusions on his own that do not always make sense with the entire picture, and when you point out why it might be something else; he belittles you. I would not recommend him to anyone.
in Asheville, NC |
Dr Goebel performed cervical fusion for me on C5-6-7. The surgery went well. Only had minimal pain for one week after surgery for which he gave me pain meds. I have an expected limited mobility because 3 joints were fused. Before surgery, I had so much pain in my neck that it was interfering with my job. Since surgery 3 months ago I am experiencing no pain. That is zero pain. I am so greatful that I can live a normal life again. This guy really knows what he is doing. I strongly recommend him.
in Mills River, NC |
Dr. Goebel is very personable and takes time to make sure you understand your medical condition. He has operated on my back twice now and I have been very pleased with the results both times.
in Asheville, NC |
Dr. Goebel was curt and made me feel as if I was wasting his time just by asking him questions. I had never broken a bone before and was scared and in pain, yet he did not sympathize at all and was in and out of the room in under 3 minutes. I now feel unprepared to take care of myself and my healing as it is still unclear to me what I should or should not do to ensure proper healing of the bone.
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Dr. Goebel accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
  • QualCare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Goebel has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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Park Ridge Health
100 Hospital Dr
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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