Keith A. Anderson, MD
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Family Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC; Chief resident
Sports Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Areas of interest
Non-operative approaches to injury treatment, joint and soft tissue injections
Keith Anderson, MD, wants to make it possible for his patients to keep participating in the activities they love. "I hear athletes say all the time that they do not want to see a doctor because they're afraid of being told they have to stop doing their sport," Dr. Anderson said. "I work very hard to keep my patients doing the things they care about."
"I have been surrounded by sports my whole life-- watching them, playing them, getting hurt while doing them," Dr. Anderson continued. "I understand what sports mean to my patients. And suffering from sports injuries myself means I can understand what they're going through."
Whether seeing a patient for a sports injury or providing primary care, Dr. Anderson sees his role as that of an advisor. "I like to explain the 'why’s' of medicine and give my patient their options," he explained. "I consider it my job to give them the information they need to make the best decision for them, not to tell them what to do."
When he is not in the office, Dr. Anderson is often providing sports medicine services to athletes at all levels. He is the team physician for the U.S.A. Canoe and Kayak Team, as well as Queens University and Myers Park High School. Dr. Anderson is married with one daughter. "Together, we love reading books, and playing with magnet blocks and cars," he said. "I'm also proud to be part of Big Brothers, Big Sisters and get to spend time with my little brother, Marquis, several times a month."