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Goecker, Robert Michael, DPM

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.82 out of 5 | 338 reviews
Podiatric Foot and Ankle | Podiatric Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle
Novant Health Mothershed Foot & Ankle - Winston-Salem
(336) 765-0710
Ratings
4.82
Overall rating
4.11
Administration and Staff
4.39
Medically Informed Visit
4.56
Bedside Manner
4.63
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Comments
Patient Comments 6 reviews
November 20, 2020
Dr Goecker is GREAT!!!!
-Patient in LEWISVILLE, NC

November 11, 2020
I will recommend this clinic to my family and friends
-Patient in CLEMMONS, NC

October 23, 2020
Very pleased with dr.'s overall visit.
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, NC

October 20, 2020
good
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, NC

October 12, 2020
I already have recommended Dr. Goecker. He was very kind and compassionate toward my 95 year old mom. He was very gentle and thorough. He explained everything before he did it for her.
-Patient in KERNERSVILLE, NC



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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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Education


Medical School:
Des Moines University
(1996)

Residency:
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