Christopher Michael Miles, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine
drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, neurosciences/behavior, cognition/learning
Academic: 336-716-2794 | Department: 336-716-4479
Mora DC, Miles CM, Chen H, Quandt SA, Summers P, Arcury TA. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among immigrant Latino farmworkers and non-farmworkers in North Carolina. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2016;71(3):136-143.
Snyder A, West SE, Miles CM, Feldman SR. Obtaining an adequate specimen for the diagnosis of pigmented lesions. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015;28(4):523-525.
Miles CM. Concussion management: the current landscape [commentary]. JAAPA. 2014;27(2):8-9.
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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.
Dr. Miles makes you feel like family. You could tell he had reviewed my medical history and was very knowledgeable in answering questions and making positive decisions moving forward. He involved me in the decision making and always confirmed that I understood and was in agreement with the decisions.
*Dr. Miles was awesome. A wonderful asset to have.
*Dr. Miles called on me that evening & the next morning to check on how I was doing.
Dr. Miles is the BEST! What a kind and knowledgeable person and physician. Outstanding sports med guy!
Dr. Miles is the best doctor i have ever had.
When my previous doctor left, a friend recommended Dr. Miles. I have thanked her many times. I have also recommended him to other people. When I went for the CT Scan he recommended, there was some mix-up with the paperwork. Dr. Miles called them and they commented to me on how nice he is. I told them he is the BEST doctor I have ever seen.
Dr Miles was AWESOME!!!! It was the first time I had seen him and I REALLY liked him!!!!
*Dr. Miles really made an effort to listen and understand my problem. We chose him based on previous patient reviews, and are glad our expectations were met.
*Chris is very knowledgeable & professional.
This was an A Plus medical experience.
He was very concerned about some of my health problems - (pain, constipation).
Dr. Miles was very through and professional. He explained everthing and seemed concerned about my joint pain.
The doctor and all other staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They make you feel like you matter!
Everything was good.
I do not make it a practice of making recommendations, I do speak highly of PCP's level of care
Dr. Miles was the friendliest doctor I've ever met. He took time to understand me and who I was beyond just a patient. He was extremely knowledgeable about the issues I brought up and provided great recommendations for care. I have already recommended him to others.
Dr. Miles is very kind and professional and seemed genuinely interested in my health and future health.
*Dr. Miles is the best physician I have EVER had.
Dr Miles actually listen to you and always seems to have genuine concern about your well being best Dr. I have ever had.
Knee injection two times, and both were done in highly professional, careful and gentle fashion.
Dr Miles was recommended to me by my wife. I didn't think that he could live up to the picture that she painted but he did
Dr. Miles is one of the most caring physicians I have ever seen! He is always kind, understanding and heads me in the right direction. If he is stumped on changes in my condition, or has concerns with the side effects of medicine, he always follows through and works with me to find the best solutions for my health. I don't think there is a better Family Physician out there, for me!
I have recommended Dr Miles and will continue to do so. Several relatives are already seeing him based on my good experience!
Best doctor I have ever had!
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 .