Dr. William Wheatley, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Wheatley
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New Bern Orthopaedic Assoc.inc.

738 NEWMAN RD New Bern, NC 28562

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(252) 633-3502

Dr. William Wheatley, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New Bern, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wheatley has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities CarolinaEast Medical Center and Vidant Beaufort Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wheatley to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with CarolinaEast Medical Center New Bern, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wheatley

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wheatley treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wheatley treats other conditions, please contact the office at (252) 633-3502.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Dr. Wheatley is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Wheatley's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement Revision
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Wheatley accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Cigna PPO
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About Me


Dr. William Wheatley, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New Bern, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wheatley has...Read more


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery


University Miami
Fellowship Hospital
Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
Residency Hospital
Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
Internship Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. William Wheatley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wheatley frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Wheatley specializes.

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Dr. Wheatley's office is located at 738 NEWMAN RD, New Bern, NC 28562. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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New Bern Orthopaedic Assoc.inc.738 NEWMAN RD New Bern, NC 28562
Carolinaeast Health System2000 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28560

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Wheatley is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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CarolinaEast Medical Center

New Bern, NC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Washington, NC

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)