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Michael John Hilts
Cone Health Medical Group

Michael John Hilts, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Family Medicine,
  • Sports Medicine
Patient Rating
4.9/5 (Based on 277 Reviews)
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Michael J. Hilts, MD, is board certified in primary care sports medicine and family medicine. His professional interests include sports medicine, family medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and functional medicine.

Collaborative and caring, he treats patients as he would family members. For patients with medical or orthopedic problems, he strives to determine the root cause of conditions rather than merely treating symptoms. In addition to nutritional, lifestyle and biomechanical factors, he takes time to understand past personal and family history.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and roasting his own coffee beans. He is actively involved in Bible Study Fellowship.

“From a medical standpoint, I have a strong desire to help patients learn to improve their health and well-being without prescription medicine whenever possible. From an orthopedic standpoint, my goal is to improve or resolve conditions without surgery if possible.” – Michael J. Hilts, MD



Medical School

University of Utah School of Medicine


University of California, Santa Barbara, BA


The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency


The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine


Provider Review Comments

May 28, 2021
*Dr. Hilts went through several options and let me decide the path I wanted.
May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021
Dr Hilty was very attentive.
May 19, 2021
good experience this time
May 19, 2021
I was very impressed with the medical assistance and the performance of the work on my knee by Doctors Hilts and Iskander. They did a prompt and excellent job. They made my day. My appointment was at 9:00 am and I was in my car heading home at 9:30 am.
May 18, 2021
Dr. Hilts Has a heart to serve and take care of his patients
May 12, 2021
excellent explanation of what was happening with my back issues. excellent plan on how to move forward
May 06, 2021
Excellent professionals
April 26, 2021
thank you Dr Michael Hilts.
April 22, 2021
April 06, 2021
answered all my questions
April 01, 2021
I just think he was a little fresh because he asked me how my sugar was. LOL
March 31, 2021
Love Mike.
March 26, 2021
Dr. Hilts was wonderful! He was very kind and caring. He took time to explain everything and answer any questions. He was very knowledgeable. Very easy to talk to.
March 26, 2021
I love Dr. Hilts. He is knowledgeable, patient and caring.
March 24, 2021
Had a great day.
March 22, 2021
all good
March 22, 2021
Dr. Hilts is excellent. He is very thorough in his exam and explains what he's going. He is knowledgable and honest. He is considerate to the patients wishes andoptions for treatment.
March 17, 2021
first time I met Dr. Hilt and I loved home!
March 13, 2021
March 12, 2021
Dr. Hilts is one of the best doctors I've ever worked with. He's open minded, caring, and current with his knowledge. I feel like I'm in good hands under his care.
March 08, 2021
March 08, 2021
Excellent clinician. I have already recommended to someone.
March 07, 2021
Dr. Hiltz was referred to me by another health care provider. I have had a lot of random health issues over the years. I am so thankful that I have found his practice. What people say about him is true: He listens and provides thoughtful feedback and solutions to issues. I look forward to having him as my PCP for many years to come.
March 06, 2021
They all listened attentively to what I had to say and my questions.
March 04, 2021
great experience all arounnd
February 28, 2021
Dr. Hilts and his staff are simply amazing! They are kind, friendly and always greet you with a smile. They listen to all of your needs and take time to answer any questions you have.
February 22, 2021
I am used to seeing Dr. Nitka at the old building but this is my first time seeing Dr. Hilts and I had a pleasant experience.
February 18, 2021
Dr. Hilts is phenomenal. He didn't waste my time with unnecessary tests and provided a solution that had already cured my ailment
February 14, 2021
I felt Dr. Hilts knows what I'm dealing with since he has a family member with the same condition. I feel that he'll be able to help drill down into my issues and actually get some fixed instead of just 'band-aids'
February 08, 2021
Dr. Hilts has excellent bedside manner. He was extremely nice, and funny, and willing to answer any questions I had. I will come see him again about other matters.
February 07, 2021
Dr. Hilts was very caring and kind and we discussed options for treatments. He explained everything he was going to do and asked if I was in agreement with that decision.
February 04, 2021
Glad I made the appointment
January 26, 2021
Really liked Dr Hilts - my first time seeing him. He was thorough and just great.
January 21, 2021
He seems to be very concerned that I understand his suggestions and when there are choices, Dr. Hilts gives me the opportunity to make the choice. I like that a lot.
January 18, 2021
Dr. Hilts is wonderful!
January 05, 2021
dr hilts was very informative. I was comfortable with him. easy to talk with. and very funny. I just loved him.
January 04, 2021
Dr Hilts is exceptional. Very good listener, amazingly prompt is replying. Decisions are collaborative.
January 02, 2021
Dr. Hilts is an incredible doctor, due to his willingness to listen, knowledge, and passion to help solve a problem. I would highly recommend him to others.
December 27, 2020
December 23, 2020
Dr. Hilts is one of the best docs I know in town. He's expert with a needle (putting in steroids or removing fluid), he is concerned with my overall health, and I'm grateful for him!
December 21, 2020
I highly recommend her. she took the time to go over every detail with me.
December 20, 2020
I have already referred 2 family members and a random server I ran into with a medical issue.
December 17, 2020
*Dr. Hilts was likeable, knowledgeable & diagnosis was quick & explained to my satisfaction.
December 15, 2020
Dr Hilts was very concerned and explained the situation
December 14, 2020
this was a follow up visit and I saw in the notes that my remaining concern was documented.
December 12, 2020
Dr. Hilts listens to my concerns and allows me to make decisions on my course of treatment
December 10, 2020
Very good experience
December 08, 2020
it was just a very good atmosphere from the time I checked in until I seen the doctor thanks for your service
December 08, 2020
Dr. Hilts was outstanding. He manually checked my injury before even looking at my x-ray and then he did an ultrasound to confirm things. He explained everything to me in detail and was clear and friendly. I was very happy with my experience.
December 05, 2020
dr hilts and staff explain everything to me made sure I understand
November 23, 2020
I have already referred one person to Dr Hilts and I will continue to do so.
November 22, 2020
based on my improvement, accurately diagnosed and proper treatment.
November 13, 2020
I think that Dr Hilts care was exceptional
November 11, 2020
This office is a 45-minute drive from me, and I pass many other healthcare facilities on the way. Dr. Hiltz and the staff at his office are well worth the drive.
October 15, 2020
very good
October 15, 2020
October 14, 2020
There is nobody better than Dr. Hilts. He is friendly, knowledgable, compassionate, he listens and has always treated everyone of my concerns on the first try. He takes time to listen to your concerns, and he never talks down to you, never judges and always offers different options to best suit your needs.
September 28, 2020
Dr. Hilts is an exceptional care provider, he is competent and compassionate and great with a needle!
September 28, 2020
I love Dr Hiltz!! From the first time i met him, he has been respectful to me and my problem. I trust his knowledge and his method of treatment.
September 22, 2020
Initial visit for discovery. Felt appropriate care was given for this level of concern. Very prompt and courteous staff. Dr Hilts was patient and thoughtful with the patient.
September 22, 2020
excellent preparation prior to injection
September 20, 2020
Professional, Cordial and friendly.
September 19, 2020
I wouldn't trust anyone else!!
September 19, 2020
Dr. Hilts worked me in the next day after another care proves we called and explained their concern. He listened to me and ordered the necessary lab work to possibly r/o another dx. He has been wonderful in updating me via MyChart. In addition, he went above and beyond in providing me with diet information that may be contributing to my inflammatory process. As a RN, one that has worked for Cone Health and being married to a surgeon, I recognize good care vs lazy care by a physician. Dr. Hilts is caring, a good listener and very knowledgeable MD. I hope I don't have to see him again, for another injury, but if I do I'm super happy to be an established pt of his.
September 18, 2020
I have never seen a doctor I respect more than Dr. Hilts. in my limited time in his care, he has managed to uncover things about my health I would have otherwise never known. I feel he truly listens to your concerns and wants to help get to the root of the problem without medication (if possible) which I appreciate. I think Dr. Hilts falls in the category of an integrative dr who looks at the big picture from a wholistic approach when possible and leaves no stone unturned when looking for a diagnosis. He is always very quick to respond to my concerns/questions on mychart messenger (and it's important to note that it's always HIM to respond, never a nurse -which is nearly unheard of today and much appreciated from a patient's perspective.) I have already recommended him to many friends and would rate him 20 stars if I could! Cone and Piedmont Ortho are very lucky to have such a caring and knowledgeable practitioner in your network and I feel like I got the lottery when I found him.
September 18, 2020
Dr. Hilts kind and and though. Have him for 15 plus yrs.
September 13, 2020
He is always a professional and caring doctor
September 11, 2020
Dr Hilts was very professional and friendly.
September 10, 2020
knowledgeable and caring attitude
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