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Richard Gilbert

Richard Gilbert, MD

Family Medicine Occupational Medicine


Richard Gilbert, MD, is a family medicine physician in Burlington, NC.  He also serves as the medical director for Cone Health Employee Health & Wellness Contract Services.  He is a founding member of Burlington Family Practice, which he started in 1989.

In addition to primary care services, Dr. Gilbert is also certified to provide Department of Transportation physical exams and provides medical review officer oversight services for several advanced practice providers within the Cone Health Employee Health & Wellness service line.

He and his wife, Mary Thomas Gilbert, have been married since 1987. They have three sons: Rick (born in 1994), Tanner (born in 1998), and Maxton (born in 2001). They live in Burlington and have been members of St. Marks Church since 1989. 

He offers volunteer medical services at the Alamance County Open Door Clinic and he serves as the team physician for the Burlington Royals, which is the local baseball team that is part of the World Champion Kansas City Royals organization.



Medical School

East Carolina University School of Medicine


Saint Andrews Presbyterian College


Moses Cone Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine