Dr. Shawn Hocker, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Hocker
Accepting new patients

EmergeOrtho, Wilmington, NC

3787 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403

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(910) 332-3800

Dr. Shawn Hocker, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Hocker has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cape Fear Valley - Bladen County Hospital and Columbus Regional Healthcare System. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hocker to book an appointment.


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Dr. Hocker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Open Access
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Principal Financial Group
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
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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 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

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

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 98% of their peers

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

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Hocker treats this condition more than 91% 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 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hocker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hocker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Knee Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker performs Knee Replacement more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hocker performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 97% of their peers

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

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Hocker treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Hip Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hocker performs Hip Replacement more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Hocker performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Hocker's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Hocker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hocker

4.7

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
88.52459016393442%
(54)
4 Stars
3.278688524590164%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.639344262295082%
(1)
1 Star
6.557377049180328%
(4)
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What went well
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  • Office environment (48)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (48)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (24)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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It’s not about one particular visit. I’ve had both shoulders replaced over the past 6 months. Having been in severe pain for YEARS, the difference is astonishing. Dr. Hocker told me that the post operative pain would be minor compared to pre-surgical pain. I was skeptical, but it was true. Rehab with physical therapy has gone well. All EmergeOrtho staff have been professional, helpful, positive, and pleasant.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Trudy MacQueen – Sep 19, 2020
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Minimal waiting time a plus. Dr. Hocker and staff members of Emerge Ortho were very professional. Answered all questions and they all friendly.
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Corinne Kulak – Sep 16, 2020
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Patient listener and skilled at what did for my knee.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 05, 2020
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First visit to dr Hocker, very informative and made me feel very comfortable
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Thomas p Reilly – Sep 03, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr Hocker for over 9 years for a variety of ailments. I wouldn't consider seeing anyone else. He is a wonderful Doctor with excellent "bedside manners". This recent visit was for a knee problem. I have seen him for other knee issues, shoulder issues and a hip replacement. He is a fantastic Orthopedic doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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George Rosica – Aug 14, 2020
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Superior quality care and caring
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Hiram Settle – Aug 08, 2020
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Very personable. Understood issues and we are working on it to correct them.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Doris Tobin – Jul 25, 2020
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Informative and knowledgeable
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 19, 2020
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He replaced both knees and one hip, end of September he will replace my other hip
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 18, 2020
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Mental & physical relief! Xrays showed far less damage than the pain led me to believe & Dr Hocker’s well placed cortisone shots have me back on track one day later. Sorry I waited to make the appointment. In addition, his straight forward answers provided clarity for ongoing care.
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Gail U – Jun 03, 2020
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Super!!! Solved my problem and I'm good to go.
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May 30, 2020
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Got in very quickly. Heard what i needed know about my knee replacement. He is very polite and listens
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May 24, 2020
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I found Dr. Hocker to be a skilled physician who quickly identified my shoulder pain issue. He addressed the pain with an injection ( 95% pain reduction in 48 hours) and laid out next steps if the injection was not successfu He is easy to talk with and understands his patients needs. I would highly recommend Dr.Hocker in his area of practice
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Arthur J Kareff – May 23, 2020
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Dr.Hocker and his entire staff made my knee replacement and rehab go very well. All aspects prior to surgery, during the hospital stay, and post-surgery were extremely well thought out and patient focused. I can’t imagine a better surgeon to deal with. Dr.Hocker was very willing to answer my questions, discuss and defend procedures and alternatives. I’m already scheduled to have my other knee replaced. I highly recommend Dr.Hocker without reservation.
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May 04, 2020
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I am having knee problems. Dr Hocker is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He removed fluid from left knee and injected cortisone. Very little pain from procedure. Also got insurance approval for 6 month gel shot in my right knee. Very pleased with Dr and his staff.
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Phil – Apr 02, 2020
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Dr. Hocker is an exceptional doctor. His ability to speak to his patients in a comforting manner makes all the difference. I highly recommend Dr. Hocher!
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Mar 31, 2020
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Dr Hocker is professional and straight to the point. I had rotator cuff surgery approximately 7 months ago but still have pain and popping in the shoulder. Thankfully Dr Hocker seems dedicated and determined to come up with a plan to find the cause and the appropriate follow up measures.
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JB – Mar 19, 2020
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My initial visit couldn’t have been better. Dr Hocker was professional and personable. He described the knee replacement procedure, mechanics and expected recovery thoroughly. I’m looking forward to getting it done and getting back to my activities
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Ben Brinson – Feb 21, 2020
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Dr Hocker is a very nice and professional doctor. Can’t wait for him to do my knee surgery! Keep you posted:) Robin Guy
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Robin Guy – Feb 15, 2020
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Dr. Hocker did my shoulder surgery and could not ask for it to be much better. He was informative, considerate and professional. Can only give him a 9.5 instead of a 10 bc he went to Carolina!!! Lol... Go Pack!!
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Brian E – Feb 11, 2020
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About Me

Our doctors have remained North Carolina's compassionate experts in providing experienced treatment for bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions. Delivering preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic orthopedic care, our doctors and staff are d...Read more

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

2006
University Of Utah Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of North Carolina
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

EmergeOrtho, Wilmington, NC

EmergeOrtho - Wilmington/Shipyard3787 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
EmergeOrtho - Leland/Brunswick Forest1168 E Cutlar Crossing Leland, NC 28451
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cape Fear Valley - Bladen County Hospital

Elizabethtown, NC

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

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)

NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital

Wilmington, NC

Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Washington, NC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average