Kyle M. Judkins, DO
Kyle M. Judkins, DO

Orthopedic Urgent Care

Board Certified in Family Medicine, CAQ Sports Medicine

Blue Ridge Region

Weaverville Orthopedic Urgent Care

Dr. Kyle Judkins is a board-certified and fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine doctor with a broad knowledge of orthopedic injuries and conditions. As a sports doctor, Dr. Judkins specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of activity-limiting conditions that may be caused by injury, disease, or the normal process of aging. A core member of EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region’s Urgent Care clinics, Dr. Judkins diagnoses and treats all nonoperative musculoskeletal injuries, conditions, and pain.


Dr. Judkins received his ​​doctorate of osteopathy from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Wake Forest University, where he provided sports-medicine coverage to several athletic organizations, including:

  • Wake Forest University Athletics
  • Wake Forest University Club Rugby
  • Forbush High School Football
  • North Carolina High School Rodeo
  • North Carolina School for the Arts Dance Department
  • Winston Salem State University Basketball
  • Winston Salem State University Football

Dr. Judkins completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), where he provided sports-medical coverage to:

  • Blue Ridge Classic Lacrosse Tournament
  • Lake Logan Triathlon
  • University of North Carolina Asheville Athletics: women’s soccer and men’s basketball
  • Mars Hill University: Division II football
  • North Buncombe High School: varsity football
  • Asheville Rugby Football Club: men’s semiprofessional rugby team
  • The Asheville Tourists: minor league baseball team

Dr. Judkins has received a Certificate of Added Qualification in sports medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. As a sports medicine doctor, Dr. Judkins frequently diagnoses and treats injuries and conditions affecting these areas of the body:

  • Neck/shoulder, including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, and shoulder instability
  • Arm/elbow, including sprains and tennis or golf elbow
  • Hand/wrist, including carpal tunnel syndrome, mallet finger, and hand and wrist fractures
  • Hip/knee, including ligament tears and arthritis
  • Upper/lower leg, including fractures, joint dislocations, and shin splints
  • Foot/ankle, including Achilles tendon rupture and ankle sprains

Community Connection

Outside his practice, Dr. Judkins stays involved in local and regional sports. He is committed to providing sports-medical coverage for a number of regional facilities, tournaments, and events, including:

  • Cataloochee Mountain Ski Patrol
  • Hellbender 100-Mile Ultramarathon
  • Billie Jean King Tournament
  • Smoky Mountain Grapple Wrestling Tournament
  • Asheville Championship Basketball Tournament
  • Lake Logan Triathlon
  • SoCon Basketball Tournament
  • Maui Jim Maui Invitational NCAA Basketball Tournament
  • Brevard High School
  • The Shut-In Trail Race

Dr. Judkins remains committed to education and teaching. He is currently a part of the core sports medicine fellowship faculty at MAHEC, teaching principles of sports medicine, MSK ultrasound, and radiology to sports medicine fellows and family medicine residents.


  • MAHEC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Asheville, NC
  • Wake Forest University Family Medicine Residency, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
  • Wheaton College, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Norton, MA


  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine

Research and Publications

  • Jacobsen, L and Judkins, KM. Mountain Area Health Education Center. Ultrasound guided injections as a tool to diagnose complex hip pain. AMSSM Annual Meeting, Poster, April 2022.
  • Alfonso, K, Judkins, KM, Knapp, J. Mountain Area Health Education Center. Rapid onset plantar surface mass in a runner. AMSSM Annual Meeting, Poster, April 2022.
  • Judkins, KM, Vaughan, A., and Boykin, R. Mountain Area Health Education Center. It’s all in the hips: A curious case of trendelenburg gait. AMSSM Annual Meeting, Poster, May, 2019.
  • Judkins, KM, Miles, C. Wake Forest University Family Medicine Residency Program. A weight on my shoulder: A case of insidious onset AC joint pain in a weight lifter. AMSSM Annual Meeting, Poster, May 2018.
  • Judkins, KM, Ceraulo, AC, and Bullers, C. Wake Forest University Family Medicine Residency Program. Tingling all over: A transient spinal cord injury in a collegiate football athlete. AMSSM Annual Meeting, Poster, May 2017.
  • Barbara L. Bernardo, Timothy S. Wachtmann, Patricia G. Cosgrove, Andrew M. Kuhn, Alan C. Opsahl, Kyle M. Judkins, Thomas B. Freeman, John R. Hadcock Nathan K. LeBrasseur (2010). Postnatal PPARδ Activation and Myostatin Inhibition Exert Distinct yet Complimentary Effects on the Metabolic Profile of Obese Insulin-Resistant Mice. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11307. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011307.
  • Edmund Y. Tong, Geoffrey C. Collins, April E. Greene-Colozzi, Julia L. Chen, Philip D. Manos, Kyle M. Judkins, Joseph A. Lee, Michael J. Ophir, Farrah M. Laliberte, Timothy J. Levesque (2009). Motion-Based Angiogenesis Analysis: A Simple Method to Quantify Blood Vessel Growth. Zebrafish. 6(3): 239-243.
  • Morris RL, Hoffman MP, Obar RA, McCafferty SS, Gibbons IR, Leone AD, Cool J, Allgood EL, Musante AM, Judkins KM, Rossetti BJ, Rawson AP, and Burgess DR (2006). Analysis of cytoskeletal and motility proteins in the sea urchin genome assembly. Developmental Biology. 300(1): 219-237.
  • Sea Urchin Genome Sequencing Consortium (contributing author). (2006) The Genome of the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Science. 314(5801): 941-952

If you are experiencing a sports- or activity-limiting injury or pain and need to see a sports medicine doctor, you can schedule an appointment to see Dr. Judkins.

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.