Dr. Bradford Mitchell

Bradford Mitchell, MD

Sports Medicine & Nonoperative Orthopaedic Specialist


Bradford Mitchell, MD, is a fellowship trained primary care sports medicine physician. He specializes in non-operative treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. His specialties include:

      • Sports Medicine
      • Nonoperative Orthopaedics

Dr. Mitchell is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. He graduated magna cum laude from the honors program and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Mitchell earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2011, maintaining the rank of top quartile in his medical school class. He then completed residency training at the University of Tennessee Family Practice, where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Mitchell went on to perform his fellowship at Duke University in Primary Care Sports Medicine. While at Duke, he provided physician coverage for all Duke University varsity sports teams (including the 2015 National Championship Duke Men’s Basketball team) and served as team physician for Elon University and other professional and amateur sports teams.

Dr. Mitchell returned to Chattanooga to join CSMO in 2015. He currently serves as co-team physician for Chattanooga Football Club, Chattanooga Red Wolves, Chattanooga Lookouts, as well as multiple area high schools, and he serves as medical director for CSMO’s Ortho Urgent Care – North Georgia. Dr. Mitchell and his wife, Lindsey, are blessed with three children – Betsy, Ford, and Anna. In addition to family activities, he enjoys golf, turkey hunting and fishing.

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      • Excellent and efficient care provided. Front desk and nursing support excellent. Have already recommended this doctor and practice to a friend. I appreciate the nonsurgical approach being the first approach.
      • He was caring and explained the injury in a way that I was able to understand. gave options for my care.
      • Dr. Mitchell was wonderful. He’s very sweet and caring. I was extremely impressed by him.
      • This was my first visit to CSMO and I am so glad that I went. Dr. Mitchell was excellent, respectful, and very knowledgeable. I will recommend Dr. Mitchell to my Triathlon friends!
      • was very pleased with Dr. Mitchell and his staff from walking into the door to leaving this practice was one of the most professional places I’ve been in.
      • I could not have seen a more courteous, friendly and professional Doctor on my first visit to the Center For Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. Likewise, my daughter has been seen/treated by Dr. Mitchell and shares the same sentiments regarding his professional nature.
      • Everyone in the facility was pleasant and very helpful. While the practitioners were highly efficient, they were also patient and listened attentively. Dr. Mitchell spoke directly to my daughter in a manner that made her very comfortable. He respectfully took my input into consideration as well. We were both pleased with the visit and would recommend both Center for Sports Medicine and Dr. Mitchell to others.
      • I visited Dr. Mitchell three times in March and April. Each time he was friendly and made me feel comfortable. The last visit was for an injection of which I was very nervous. He help to calm me down and was very gentle. He and his staff were professional, friendly, and easy to talk to.
      • Dr. Mitchell was extremely attentive, informative and truly concerned. I did not feel he was rushed and he even came back in to ask if I had thought of any other questions. I left knowing more about my knee than any other doctor had ever bothered to explain. I would highly recommend his practice!
      • Dr. Bradford was very understanding about the things that were important to my 11-year-old daughter (that as an adult really don’t matter to us). He listened attentively and understood her concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Bradford Mitchell
      • The kindness and expertise and compassion for a person in pain was evident. Dr. Mitchell always greets me with a smile and listens attentively and responds appropriately with evident concern. He gives me options and proper suggestions that allow me to give my input and feelings. Always a pleasure to see him and his staff. Every person there is personable and pleasant and kind. I feel blessed to have this facility in this area for the convenience and excellent care. Lord bless!
      • When I came in, I was apprehensive, but everyone was so nice. I was soon at ease. Dr. Mitchell has a very good bedside manner. He takes time to explain things to you. The office staff are all very friendly. The office itself is very clean.
      • Pleasant visit to this location. Well pleased with Dr. Mitchell and his staff was excellent, professional, courteous and friendly.
      • Excellent service and attention. I arrived very early for my appointment believing I would need it to complete paperwork and not being able to complete it quickly due to my injury. Paper work was not excessive and I was assisted in completing the paperwork. I. Was seen ahead of my scheduled time. Will definitely recommend this practice to others.
      • Dr. Bradford was very attentive and listened to my explanation of issue. His treatment plan was well thought out and I agreed with. I loved the fact that he starts with the least restrictive plan first.
      • 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!!”
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