Dr. Chris Miles is a specialist in family medicine and sports medicine. Below is a brief profile about him:
Chris Miles, MD, CAQSM
Family and Community Medicine
1920 West 1st Street
Piedmont Plaza I, Winston-Salem
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336-716-WAKE or 888-716-WAKE
Medical Degree: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: Methodist Medical Center of Illinois
Fellowship: Wake Forest School of Medicine (Sports Medicine)
What brought you to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center?
I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to do my fellowship training in sports medicine here at Wake Forest Baptist. I was in private practice back in my home state of Illinois when an opportunity arose to return to join the faculty and work with the family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship programs. I was so impressed with the facilities, the other faculty, the School of Medicine and the research opportunities that it was one that I could not pass up. The chance to interact with and be a part of one of the nation’s top family medicine and sports medicine departments is a true blessing. And the Triad is a wonderful place to live and to raise a family.
What are your clinical specialties?
I am a family medicine practitioner and am board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition, I have a Certificate of Added Qualification in primary care sports medicine.
Why did you decide to become a primary care doctor?
In primary care, we have the awesome opportunity to change health behaviors, interact with our patients on a personal level and truly become a team member with our patients to improve their overall well-being. Primary care physicians must be the drivers of health care reform as the center of all patient interactions. It is a great honor and responsibility to be that person and in that role.
What is your patient care philosophy?
I feel that a team and holistic approach where patients, physicians, nurses and others work together is crucial. All parts of the team must work together. Preventative medicine is the key to improving our health and lowering health care costs. That being said, patients must take the responsibility for preventative medicine. The importance of exercise as a medication, nutrition, screenings, immunizations and routine follow-up cannot be overstated.
What do you enjoy most about working with patients?
I love getting to connect with my patients, learning about them and their families and hopefully improving not only the number of years of their life, but also the quality of those years. It is so rewarding to see an injured athlete back on the field or a patient who changes a health behavior and is able to get off some of their medications.
What type of volunteer and/or community activities are you involved in?
Since we are newly returned to the area, we are still getting settled and looking for opportunities. We are active with our church. I volunteer my time at athletic events, doing physicals for sports clearance and plan to continue to look for opportunities for outreach mission work.
What fun facts should we know about you?
I am married to the most wonderful woman, and have a 2-year-old son, who keeps me very active. I spend some of my free time with fitness activities. I enjoy triathlon sports (running, swimming, and biking), as well as spending time at local YMCAs. I have yet to find a sport or competitive activity that I do not enjoy. I help care for the Wake Forest University athletic department, and am a huge Demon Deacon fan.
The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.
I was given peace of mind. This was my first orthopedic - sports injury and honestly, I was worried that my injury wasn't or wouldn't be considered "important enough" or that I should have come _____. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I had been already doing the right things ( home exercises urgent care in Clen____ gave me) and I will need some PT. I was pleased with my care.
Outstanding - one of the best medical care experiences! *Dr. Miles showed concern without making me anxious. He spent lots of timing caring for my daughter in the office & talking with me on the phone.
Most excellent. I went to Dr. Miles as a second opinion and stayed. The first doctor at Novant dismissed my pain and went right to a MRI without even touching my knee. Dr. Miles explained everything and answered all of my questions. I am particularly impressed with his students and the way he engages them without making me the patient feel uncomfortable and part of the conversation as much as possible. One of the best doctors I have had the pleasure of seeing. I trust him completely whereas I did not trust the first doctor at all. Also, I was wary of having a second opnion because I felt that a doctor might be suspicious of a person who seeks another persons advice but he could not have been kinder and more concerned. He gave me a shot which really changed my life back to near normal whereas the first doctor had me in line for an expensive test I may not have needed. Still out on that one but I am hoping I caught this in time not to have an MRI and surgery. Again, Dr. Miles is fabulous. He also let me know of the latest research being done on surgery I would need which is perfect for me. I know that he knows his patients and knows what each of us can hear and what we can't.
Dr Miles has always provided excellent care for my regular and chronic conditions . Took the time to listen to all my concerns and provided treatment in a timely fashion . He's always upbeat and congenial and a pleasure to work with as the main provider within your health care team .
I was pleased with my provider, he help me with everything that i needed
Dr. Miles is an excellent physician. He is caring and offers help with any issues I discuss with him. He explained all my options and together we came up with a care plan. the best primary care physician I've ever had.
Dr. Miles is an excellent caregiver who works WITH his patients on their healthcare as opposed to having a dictatorial doctor-patient relationship. We communicate clearly with each other.
Friendly and understanding staff.
Dr. Miles was, in a word, great. He was warm and friendly, which is especially important when dealing with children. He explained his exam and analysis of my daughter's condition. He was informative on the next steps.
I couldn't have had a better experience with my primary care provider at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Could not ask for a better evaluation, management and treatment plan
I could not have asked for better treatment, Woth my current doctor, I probably could not gotten an appointment as quickly and would probably have been referred to a specialist for further treatment of an X-Ray. During this appointment, the doctor examined me; my knee was X-rayed; and the doctor even took time to drain fluid from my knee. I declined his first offer for crutches, As he saw me leaving, and having issues, he offered again,,,and I accepted. He personally got the crutches and brought them to me in the lobby area, where he fitted then for me and showed me the proper use. I could not have been more impressed.
the best visit ever
Have recommended him several times since.
Very quick responses to my emails Very prompt releasing lab results
Dr.Miles is a very concerning person
Dr. Miles is an excellent clinician and communicator.
Dr. Miles is the best ever! He has my complete trust . He is very caring, professional and goes above and beyond all expectations. He is a wonderful asset to Wake Forest Baptist!
We have moved many times and have experienced care from providers around the country. *Dr. Miles has an incredible ability to provide a safe, welcoming environment, compassion and thorough medical care.
As pleased and comfortable as any provider I have experienced. And I have had some top notch health care, and still do.
*Dr. Miles is now my new PCP because of this experience.
My care experience has always been excellent because my care provider is very personable, compassionate & knowledgeable.
Dr. Miles was extremely caring and knowledgeable. He took the time needed and followed up as he said he would. I would highly recommend him!
I wish all doctor visits could be as good as this one! I did have a small wait in the patient room but the staff and the doctor were so nice to me and my family we didn't mind the short wait!
Dr. Miles is a great and caring doctor
Dr. Miles came highly recommended from friends. His kindness and the quality of care provided are exactly as described.
Dr. miles is awesome he is the best doctor I ever had.
I believe that I am taken very good care of by Family Practice, I have seen different ones in there and they all have been great.....
My two sisters are now patients (at my suggestion).
Dr Miles did a great job and I have already referred two new patients to his office.
Dr. Miles is wonderful, he is very respectful and he listens. I wish he could be my internal medicine doctors. He cared more for my injury than my cardiologist cared about my heart
*Chris Miles is an excellent physician. He understands my needs and is a very good listener.
Still getting to know him
Doctor was very knowledgeable and informative to the concerns I had. Would definitely recommend this doctor to everyone!
Great visit - all were friendly & professional.
*Chris Miles is awesome.
Dr. Miles is an exceptional physician in just about every facet of care.