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Brent Messick, MD

  • Sports Medicine

Brent Messick, MD

  • Sports Medicine
Brent Messick, MD
Atrium Health Provider
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Practicing Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Concussion
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Gymnast Injuries
    • Sports Injuries Of The Foot And Ankle
    • Carpal Tunnel Injections
    • Hip, Knee, And Shoulder Injections
    • Leg Pain
    • Muscle Spasm
    • Joint And Soft Tissue Injuries
    • Muscle And Ligament Strains And Sprains
    • Stress Fracture And Simple Fracture Care
    • Sports Concussion Evaluation And Treatment
    • Medical Conditions In Athletes (Overtraining, Anemia, Asthma)
    • Children And Adolescents With Sports Injuries
    • Joint And Soft Tissue Injections
    • Casting/Splinting Of Extremities
    • Computerized Concussion Testing
    • Gait Analysis
    • Tennis Elbow
    • DEXA
    • Knee And Shoulder Pain
    • Tendon And Soft Tissue Injections
    • Non-Operative Fracture Care And Casting
    • Ultrasound Guided Injections
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Running Mechanics
    • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
    • Child And Adolescent Overuse Injuries


  • English


Dr. Messick is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He is an associate professor of family medicine and orthopedic surgery at Atrium Health. He also serves as the assistant director of the sports medicine fellowship program at Cabarrus Family Medicine.

Dr. Messick is heavily involved in the sports medicine community, serving as chief medical officer for the Charlotte Football Club. He has served as team physician for several organizations and events at various levels of athletic play, including the Carolina Speed professional indoor football team, Catawba College, the Marine Corps Marathon, a USA Volleyball tournament and many other high school teams and tournaments. He has served as a board representative for the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Chapter. He is the subcommittee chair for research for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a member of the Healthcare Policy Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Messick has received the Emily M. Haymes Mentoring Award from the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Chapter and was recognized as a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine.

He received his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and completed residency at Atrium Health Cabarrus Family Medicine. He completed a faculty development fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina. He also completed a sports medicine fellowship at Atrium Health Cabarrus Family Medicine.

Dr. Messick has published several articles on the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions, including “little leaguer’s elbow,” “gymnast’s wrist,” clavicle fractures and spondyloarthropathies (forms of arthritis that occur in the bones in the spine and nearby joints).

When he’s not working, Dr. Messick enjoys weightlifting, running, fishing and scuba diving.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Medical Education

  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, 2005


  • Cabarrus Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, 2008


  • The University of North Carolina, 2014
  • Cabarrus Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, 2009