Scott A. Playford, MD, MBA
Scott A. Playford, MD, MBA

Sports Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Coastal Region


Dr. Scott Playford is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, SC. Dr. Playford was a physician in the U.S. Navy, and in addition to his medical education, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree at East Carolina University. He also earned the National Capital Consortium Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Playford specializes in sports, overuse and work injuries, including but not limited to the back, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. He offers a full range of state-of-the-art treatments, including injections.

As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Playford has obtained specialized training in the diagnosis and management of sports concussions. He offers a unique multidimensional approach to treatment by combining traditional sports medicine treatments with concussion management for athletes.

Dr. Playford is also known for his caring, listening approach, and his expertise in the athletic community. He is an active leader in local athletics as a member of the NC Boxing Commission and the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission, serving as a physician for USA Boxing, as well as a consultant and team physician with Onslow County Schools.

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  • Undergraduate: College of Charleston
  • Graduate / MBA: East Carolina University
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency: Family Medicine, Anderson Area Medical Center (Anderson, SC)


  • Board-Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine


  • The American Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • The Eastern Orthopedic Society
  • The American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Capital Consortium Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
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Coastal Region

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I just want to say I appreciate Dr. Playford as he was beyond excellent. I love the facts he talked to my son on his level so that he understood. I would highly recommend! The doctor was great at his job and that’s important.

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I was going from medical facility to medical facility to get an x-ray done. Every place I went it required a doctor consult or referral. I was pleasantly surprised to see I could get an x-ray & a doctor to look at my foot in one visit in one place! It was great and took no time at all. Dr. Playford was on it in short amount of time. I’m grateful for the quick, decisive actions. I’ll definitely go there again.

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