COVID-19 information and resources: Learn more or call 877‑9NOVANT

Goecker, Robert Michael, DPM

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.83 out of 5 | 416 reviews
Podiatric Foot and Ankle | Podiatric Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle
Novant Health Mothershed Foot & Ankle - Winston-Salem
(336) 765-0710
Overall rating
Administration and Staff
Medically Informed Visit
Bedside Manner
Privacy and Trust
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized NRC Health Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Learn more about our survey process.

Patient Comments 12 reviews
October 31, 2021
Loved to see them work with and assure elderly and diabetic patients that they would be working with them soon. Since my brother is a diabetic I may recommend them to him.
-Patient in MOCKSVILLE, North Carolina

October 31, 2021
Great visit
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

October 28, 2021
Everyone is friendly and totally professional. Dr. Goecker is wonderful.
-Patient in KERNERSVILLE, North Carolina

October 21, 2021
I left knowing I was in good hands.
-Patient in CHINA GROVE, North Carolina

October 11, 2021
A very good doctor and staff. I love it and I am going to always keep my appointments with them. But an awesome doctor.
-Patient in HIGH POINT, North Carolina

Novant Health is pleased to offer open scheduling. Use the tool below to schedule an appointment with this provider in real time. Please note that open scheduling is for regular appointments only. If you wish to schedule a physical or procedure or there is no open appointment for the time you need, please call this provider’s office for a list of available appointments.

Practice locations
Novant Health Mothershed Foot & Ankle - Winston-Salem
(336) 765-0710

Provider video


Medical School:
Des Moines University

Emory Northlake Regional Medical Center 1999

Board Certifications:
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Learn More
I am a second-generation podiatrist who has dedicated the last quarter century to healing people with foot and ankle problems and becoming an expert in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.

My grandfather and uncle exposed me to podiatry when I was young, and seeing the fulfillment they received by healing patients inspired me to follow in their footsteps. Over the course of my career, I have used surgery and other therapies to reduce pain, improve function, increase stability, and reconstruct or salvage limbs damaged by injury, poor circulation, deformities and other conditions. My patients have included student athletes to weekend warriors and professional ballet dancers.

Before moving to North Carolina in 2020, I cared for patients at a west central Florida podiatry clinic with my uncle. Later, I merged with two other physicians forming my own practice. In 2012, I was named chief of foot and ankle surgery at an 800-bed regional hospital.

My approach - then and now - is to work with a healthcare team striving for excellence in outcomes, kindness and patience. I believe in honesty, setting realistic expectations and a collaborative approach that takes each patient's unique situation into consideration. One of my proudest professional moments came in 2018 when my peers nominated me to receive a hospital award in recognition of my kindness, bedside manner and ability to achieve exceptional outcomes in even the most difficult cases.

I have written extensively about surgical techniques for podiatry textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journals. I also frequently speak about foot/ankle medicine and surgery topics at national conferences.

I am originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, but my wife is a native North Carolinian. We met in college at Furman University in 1990 while we were getting our undergraduate education. I knew she was the one when I found out we shared a mutual love of the outdoors and fitness. We married in 1992 after graduation, and we were off to Des Moines, Iowa, for medical school.

We have two children who love North Carolina so much that they attended universities in the area. As a family, we enjoy traveling, spending time in nature, kayaking and especially hiking in the mountains. The health and mobility of my family are very important to me, so I am committed to helping you and your family stay active and healthy.

Gender: Male