Caring for our Community

Piedmont Orthopedics is actively involved in the health of our community. As orthopedics specialists, we take special pride in helping athletes, people with disabilities and other area residents stay active, avoid injuries and recover from injuries and illnesses.

For more than two decades, Piedmont Orthopedics has served as the team orthopedic physician for Spartan sports at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. One of our physicians sits on the bench at home soccer and basketball games for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Mark Yates, MD, the senior physician on our staff, has donated his time to provide care to disabled students at Gateway Education Center since the late 1990s and at the new Haynes-Inman Education Center since its opening in 2010. He has provided evaluation, treatment and sometimes surgery at no charge to help disabled children achieve greater mobility. The plaque at right was presented to Dr. Yates in recognition of his lengthy service to disabled children on May 8, 2012, which was proclaimed "Dr. Mark Yates Day" at Haynes-Inman Education Center. See Dr. Yates’ bio here and comments from Haynes-Inman parents here. Other physicians and staff in our practice also volunteer their time with school and community groups.

Piedmont Orthopedics is a proud sponsor of the annual Polar Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics North Carolina, and of the Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run, which raises money to support the Mammography Scholarship Fund at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro.

Dr. Yates may be a bone doctor, but he is all heart. The way he chooses to serve the community speaks volumes about his character and about the type of physician he is.

- Katrice Morris, parent of Savannah Childers, student at Haynes-Inman Education Center