R. Alexander Creighton, MD

Yeargan Professor of Orthopaedics; Chief of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Orthopaedics
6011 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-7470

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Subspecialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Orthopaedics

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About R. Alexander Creighton, MD

I am a native of Haddonfield, NJ. While earning my undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary, I was a member of the Tribe baseball team and was all-conference third basemen my junior and senior seasons. In 1998, I came to Chapel Hill to start my residency in Orthopaedics. I then moved to Chicago to complete my fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder. While completing my fellowship, I helped take care of the Chicago White Sox b...
I am a native of Haddonfield, NJ. While earning my undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary, I was a member of the Tribe baseball team and was all-conference third basemen my junior and senior seasons. In 1998, I came to Chapel Hill to start my residency in Orthopaedics. I then moved to Chicago to complete my fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder. While completing my fellowship, I helped take care of the Chicago White Sox baseball team, Chicago Rush arena football team, and the Chicago Steel hockey team. After my fellowship, I returned to Chapel Hill as an attending physician in the Department of Orthopaedics. I am now the Chief of Sports Medicine and Yeargan Professor and have been the team physician for the Tar Heels for the past 17 years.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
  • Honors: Member, Alpha Omega Alpha

Residency

  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1999 - 2003
  • Area: Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship

  • Rush University Medical Center, 2003 - 2004
  • Area: Sports Medicine and Shoulder

Internship

  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1998 - 1999
  • Area: General Surgery

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, 2016
  • Orthopaedic Surgery-Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Board Certified, 2016
Shoulder: shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, hemiarthroplasty, arthroplasty for fracture, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (including Superior capsular reconstruction), arthroscopic instability surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, Latarjet/coracoid transfer surgery for shoulder instability, open reduction and internal fixation of fracture of shoulder girdle, acromioclavicular (AC) separation surgery, shoulder fusion; Knee: knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, multiligament knee surgery and knee dislocation surgery, arthroscopic meniscus surgery and meniscus transplants, arthroscopic treatment of cartilage disorders (including drilling, cartilage transfers and cartilage transplants), patellofemoral disorder surgeries; patella instability surgery (including distal realignment and medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction); Elbow: elbow arthroscopy, distal biceps tendon repair, triceps tendon repair, ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
Shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, rotator cuff, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, access to health care, patellofemoral instability, meniscus surgery, articular cartilage disorders

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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