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Dr. Michael Prater, DO

Orthopedic Surgery*
5.0 (1)
Map Pin Small Gastonia, NC
Accepting new patients
15 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Michael Prater, DO

Dr. Michael Prater, DO is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gastonia, NC. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 15 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia and is affiliated with Caromont Regional Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Prater an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Prater works at Practice in Gastonia, NC with other offices in Belmont, NC and Phenix City, AL. They frequently treat conditions like Joint Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Cigna and Humana as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Prater's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Orthocarolina PA
    870 Summit Crossing Pl, Gastonia, NC 28054 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (704) 867-2333
  2. 2
    Orthocarolina PA
    209 Park St, Belmont, NC 28012 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (704) 323-3337
  3. 3
    Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital
    4401 RIVERCHASE DR, Phenix City, AL 36867 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (334) 732-3022
  4. 4
    Caromont Regional Medical Center
    2525 Court Dr, Gastonia, NC 28054 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (704) 865-7416

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Caromont Regional Medical Center

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Joint Pain
Arthrocentesis
Osteoarthritis

Treatment frequency



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Joint Pain
Arthrocentesis
Osteoarthritis
Ankle Fracture
Broken Arm
Coccygeal Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Femur Fracture
Fibular Fracture
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Fracture
Humerus Fracture
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Ligament Tears
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Meniscus Tear
Miner's Knee
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Scoliosis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spine Deformities
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement
Meniscectomy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Steroid Injection
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Allergic Rhinitis
Anemia
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Animal Allergies
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anxiety
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Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
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Avascular Necrosis
Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bedsores
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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bladder Infection
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bone Cancer
Broken Neck
Bronchiectasis
Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chondromalacia
Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
De Quervain's Disease
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Dizziness
Dyslipidemia
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Sprain
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femoral Neck Fracture
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gout
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Hand Fracture
Heart Disease
Hip Sprain
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Insomnia
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Intervertebral Disc Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Knee Dislocation
Knee Fracture
Knee Sprain
Knee Tendinitis
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Lipid Disorders
Low Back Pain
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malnutrition
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Mood Disorders (Dysthymia and Cyclothymia)
Muscle Weakness
Nausea
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Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Obesity
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Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Ottos Pelvis
Overweight
Patellar Chondromalacia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Fracture
Plantar Fasciitis
Polyneuropathy
Polyuria
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Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy
Raynaud's Disease
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Fracture
Sinus Bradycardia
Sleep Apnea
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tenosynovitis
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Tobacco Use Disorder
Trigger Finger
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vertigo
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Vitamin D Deficiency
Wrist Fracture
ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Arrhythmia Screening
Bacteriuria Screening
Blood Allergy Testing
Bone Density Scan
Breast Cancer Screening
Cancer Screening
Cardiac Ultrasound
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Carpal Tunnel Injection
Chest Pain Evaluation
Chlamydia Infection Screening
Cholesterol Screening
Dementia Evaluation
Dementia or Depression Screening
Detoxification Evaluation
Diabetes Screening
Diabetic Evaluation
Dipstick Urinalysis
Disability Evaluation
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Drug Allergy Testing
Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
Dyslexia Assessment
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Excision of Femur or Knee
Fetal Cardiac Screening
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Care
Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
Geriatric Assessment
Gonorrhea Screening
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Health Screening
HeartAware Online Risk Screening
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Herpes Simplex Screening
Hip Dislocation
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Resurfacing
HIV Screening
Home Sleep Study
Immunization Administration
Impairment Rating Evaluation
Independent Educational Evaluation
Joint Fluid Test
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Surgery
Lyme Disease Evaluation
Mammography
McMurray's Test
Melanoma Screening
Memory Evaluation
Meniscus Surgery
Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
Mole Evaluation
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
Osteoporosis Screening
Ovarian Cancer Screening
Partial Hip Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Patch Testing
Pre-Operative Evaluation
Pregnancy Test
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
Psychiatric Evaluation
Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
Psychological Evaluation
Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
Quadriceps Tendon Repair
Rapid Flu Test
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Surgery
Skin Screenings
Skin Testing and Screening
Smoking Cessation Counseling
Spinal and Postural Screening
STD Screening
Strep Test
Syphilis Screening
Thyroid Screening
Total Hip Replacement
Trichomoniasis Screening
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Tuberculosis Screening
Urine Pregnancy Test
Vaccination
Vaginosis Screening
VAP Lipid Testing
Wheelchair Evaluation
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 15 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1982955886
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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