Charlie P. Benfield, MD
Charlie P. Benfield, MD

Hand & Wrist

Hand Surgeon: Upper Extremity with focus on the Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

Triad Region

Greensboro | Orthopedic Clinic
Summerfield | Orthopedic Clinic
Asheboro | Orthopedic Clinic

Charlie Benfield, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery. He subspecializes in diagnosing and treating the hand, wrist, and elbow. Dr. Benfield provides skillful therapeutic care for patients with orthopedic injuries and conditions ranging from thumb arthritis to acute upper extremity trauma.

Patients searching for relief from carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist arthritis, nerve injuries, trigger fingers, extensor and flexor tendon injuries, as well as hand and wrist fractures often benefit from the treatment Dr. Benfield is uniquely trained to provide. Patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Benfield at EmergeOrtho’s Greensboro Orthopedic Clinic or EmergeOrtho’s Summerfield Orthopedic Clinic to diagnose their condition and develop an individualized treatment plan.

As a doctor, Dr. Benfield says, “The thing that I enjoy the most about treating patients is helping them get back to doing what they want. For some, that could be returning to work, hobbies, or athletics. For others, it could be improving function and reducing pain for normal daily activities around the house.” He enjoys getting to know his patients. He recognizes the differences in everyone that make them who they are, with distinctive job requirements, hobbies, interests, and goals. Learning about and listening to his patients helps Dr. Benfield develop a treatment plan customized to their unique circumstances.

His interest in orthopedics started when he was a young kid. His father is an orthopedic surgeon in a small town. Witnessing his dad’s positive impact on his patients’ lives led Dr. Benfield to pursue a career in medicine. He chose to subspecialize in the upper extremity (hand, wrist, & elbow) for a few reasons. The complexity and intricacy of the hand and wrist and the variety of conditions involving these joints interest Dr. Benfield.

Dr. Benfield hopes his patients appreciate that everyone at EmergeOrtho is focused on helping them achieve their goals for healing and recovery. He believes orthopedics is a team sport, and we are all on the same page to provide quality, individualized care for everyone in our office.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship Training: Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, TriHealth Hand Surgery Specialists/University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency Training: Orthopedic Surgery Residency – Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA
  • Medical Education: Doctor of Medicine – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
  • Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


  • Best Resident Award (For Contribution to Orthopedic Residency Program), Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Orthopedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (Candidate Member)
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society

Specialties & Services

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.