Rick Benefield, PA-C joined Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery in February 2014 and is the primary physician assistant who makes rounds at each hospital for Polaris.
A Georgia native, Mr. Benefield earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the State University of West Georgia. He went on to earn his Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University’s School of Medicine in 2008. During his academic career, Mr. Benefield was recognized as a Scholar Athlete and was a part of a championship football program, worked as a graduate research assistant and was recognized by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Prior to joining Polaris, he worked as a physician assistant in cardiology.
Mr. Benefield has two children with his wife, Erica. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in an active lifestyle.