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Craig M. Burnworth, MD

Craig M. Burnworth, MD

AccessOrtho Orthopedic Urgent Care

Board Certified in Family Practice, CAQ Primary Care Sports Medicine

Blue Ridge Region

Arden - Fletcher
Asheville - McDowell

Dr. Burnworth earned two undergraduate degrees — one in chemistry and one in biology — from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed an internship and residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC.

After his residency, he served his country in the United States Air Force at Eglin AFB, FL as a family medicine physician. This included two humanitarian missions to Suriname and Peru in addition to two deployments supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was award the United States Air Force Achievement Medal, and the United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.

After his service, he completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Center at Cone Health, in Greensboro, NC. Afterwards, he practiced at the Moore Center for Orthopedics in Columbia and Lexington, SC . While at the Moore Center, he started the the first sports medicine concussion center serving the Midlands of SC and served as its medical director.

He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Western North Carolina Medical Society.

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Education

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • USAF Officer Training School: Air University, Maxwell AFB – Gunter Annex
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Residency: Palmetto Health Family Medicine Center, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Fellowship: Cone Health, Greensboro, North Carolina

Certifications

  • Board-certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Board-certified in Family Medicine

Honors

  • United States Air Force Achievement Medal, 2003
  • United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 2006

Associations

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
  • Western Carolina Medical Society

We had a great experience with Dr. Burnworth. He was very helpful and friendly. He explained everything to us so we understood.

Kristy W

BLUE RIDGE PATIENT

Dr. Burnworth was helpful and discussed my injury circumstance thoroughly with me. The experience with him has been a good one since I appreciate thorough discussions to help me understand and appreciate my injury and prognosis for getting better. Blue Ridge presents a constructive and helpful atmosphere with attentive staff and professionals. I look forward to continuing to use their services.

Charles B

BLUE RIDGE PATIENT

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