Bradford Mitchell, M.D.

Bradford Mitchell, M.D.
Sports Medicine
Nonoperative Orthopaedics

Bradford Mitchell, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, obtained his undergraduate degree from Auburn University Honors Program in Biomedical Sciences. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Mitchell attended University of Alabama School of Medicine maintaining the rank of Top Quartile of his Medical School Class. His residency brought him to Chattanooga where he served as the Chief Resident and Residency Recruitment Chair at the University of Tennessee Family Practice at Erlanger Medical Center. During his residency he gained valuable experience providing coverage for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s basketball team, the NCAA Southern Scuffle Wrestling team, the YCAP Boxing Club, and the USA Cycling National Championships.

Following his residency, he completed his fellowship at Duke University in Primary Care Sports Medicine under the direction of Dr. Tracy Ray. While at Duke, he participated in training room coverage and pre-participation physicals for all Duke athletes and he provided practice and game coverage for the football, men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis and wrestling teams. His experience included physician coverage of the 2015 National Championship Duke Basketball team with the leadership of Dr. Claude T. Moorman Ill, team surgeon and Dr. Jeff Bytomski, medical team doctor.

He served as one of the team physicians for Elon University under Dr. Lee Diehl. Dr. Mitchell was also on the medical staff involved with men’s and women’s olympic qualifier tournaments for North American Caribbean Rugby Association, as a team physician for Northern High School football and he provided coverage for Duke Outreach Injury Clinic.

Dr. Mitchell was fortunate to receive specialized training in ultrasound-guided diagnostics and injections under the world-renowned, Dr. Blake Boggess, who covers the United States in World University Games and teaches musculoskeletal ultrasound courses both in the United States and internationally.

Dr. Mitchell enjoys Auburn football, turkey hunting, playing tennis and playing the piano and guitar. He lives in North Chattanooga with his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Betsy.

As a non-operative Sports Medicine specialist, I strive to enable my patients to return to the activities they love, whether that is participating in competitive athletics, playing with grandkids, or anything in between. It is a blessing to be a part of such a quality Sports Medicine team who is committed to working together to treat patients’ injuries and to prevent future ones. – Dr. Bradford Mitchell
Certifications and Associations

Board Certified


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Patient Comments
  • Dr. Mitchell has me and what is best for my health needs at heart. I trust him wholeheartedly.
  • Visits with Dr. Mitchell were very thorough and very professional. So glad Center for Sports Medicine is now in North Georgia. Facilities and support staff are wonderful
  • Just all around a great visit look forward to seeing them again because they really make you feel at home and that they really care about your well-being.
  • Words cannot convey just how much I appreciate Dr. Mitchell! In the day and age of MDs caring for so many patients, physicians have so little time to spend with their patients, it has been refreshing to have someone sit down, spend the time to thoroughly talk about the condition, interventions, long term prognosis as well as answer the many questions patients generally have. Dr. Mitchell is truly a gem! And I LOVE the Ringgold location as well as the office staff! I can’t articulate just how pleased I am. (Anyone who knows me, knows I have high expectations and standards.) Thanks a million, Dr. Mitchell!
  • Very professional and compassionate. Explained my situation very clearly. I am extremely pleased with the care I received!
  • Dr. Mitchell is wonderful! My son has seen him several times for sports related injuries and we have always had a great outcome. Thank you Dr. Mitchell,
  • Very professional and compassionate. Explained my situation very clearly. I am extremely pleased with the care I received!
  • Dr. Mitchell is wonderful! My son has seen him several times for sports related injuries and we have always had a great outcome. Thank you Dr. Mitchell
  • In less than 45 minutes I received x-rays, Dr consultation, fluid drawn off my knee & was discharged. I feel great & have told everyone about my positive experience.
  • I have never had a better experience with the Center than I have had with this one. Everyone was wonderful. Dr. Mitchell saw me in a timely manner and I found him to be helpful and very friendly.
  • found Dr. Mitchell to be personable, knowledgeable, and professional. He is an example for all medical personnel
  • I love Dr. Mitchell, If he ever leaves the Hixson Office I plan on following him to his new location!
  • Everyone at the front desk were amazing very nice people, and staff also, Dr. Mitchell was great very nice and helpful, my son Trevor even said when we got to the car how nice he was and that he really liked him. Thank you all
  • Everyone was very attentive, professional and caring. The facility was very clean and I felt relaxed and in good hands. Very impressed
  • After seeing our 12-year-old daughter he contacted us in less than 24 hours after MRI to inform us that we did not need to fallow up with him but needed to see a surgeon instead. I was impressed with that. And with how soon we were scheduled to get MRI done and then how soon we are to see a surgeon.
  • He is a very understanding and caring man. I appreciate that he does everything he can to help me get better. The entire office is made up of caring and kind people. I am very lucky that my regular doctor recommended them. Please tell Dr. Mitchell he was right btw !
  • He was very kind and very professional. He took plenty of time to explain everything to me. I appreciate that, Everyone there was so nice to me.
  • Dr. Mitchell was friendly, attentive, and thorough. Much appreciated!!
  • “Dr. Mitchell was an excellent choice for me. He was very understanding and really helped me with my injury. I highly recommend him to anyone.”
  • “I liked Dr. Mitchell, he was very personable. I also appreciated how quickly I could get an appointment with him.”
  • “He was extremely helpful and courteous with me and he seemed genuinely concerned with me aas a patient as well as making sure I understood and had the best care.”
  • “Dr. Mitchell was the best thing that could have happened to me.”
  • “Personable and professional, Dr. Mitchell explained my condition in layman’s terms. I feel educated about my condition and empowered to manage it and maintain a healthy, quality life. He’s a rock star orthopedic specialist!”
  • “He was very kind and informative to me. I appreciate the fact that your group could see me and saved me and my insurance carrier the expense and time of going to an emergency room.”
  • “Dr. Mitchell is very professional, kind, and makes sure you understand everything well. We are very pleased and will see Dr. Mitchell for any of my family’s orthopaedic needs!!”