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Goecker, Robert Michael, DPM

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.79 out of 5 | 503 reviews
Podiatric Foot and Ankle | Podiatric Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle
Novant Health Mothershed Foot & Ankle - Winston-Salem
(336) 765-0710
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Patient Comments 73 reviews
August 30, 2022
Appointment was on time with very little wait time. Dr was courteous asking questions and giving answers. A1 service
-Patient in LEXINGTON, North Carolina

August 16, 2022
A worthwhile visit…a very good, busy doctors’ office.
-Patient in Winston Salem, North Carolina

August 13, 2022
Dr. Goeker (sp?) was extremely helpful with my feet problems. The office staff were also excellent.
-Patient in KERNERSVILLE, North Carolina

July 23, 2022
Very personal attention
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

July 19, 2022
Trust Dr Goerker completely for my care. I waited until he was available to make a follow up appointment. Don’t want anyone else but him. He took the time to finally diagnose the root causes of my problem, formulated a treatment plan and followed through! My wife and I would not go to anyone else. I am referring folks to him as often as I can! Thank you so much Dr for actually caring for your patients. That is becoming a lost art!
-Patient in ARCHDALE, North Carolina


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

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Medical School:
Des Moines University

Emory Northlake Regional Medical Center 1999

Board Certifications:
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

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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