• 520 Beaman St., Clinton NC 28328
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About the Providers

dr. alexander huff md

W. Alexander Huff, MD

Dr. Huff grew up in North Carolina and attended medical school at ECU School of Medicine, graduating with highest honors. He completed his internship and a five-year orthopaedic surgical residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, FL. He then completed an additional fellowship year of training in arthroscopy and joint replacement at The Florida Knee Center in Clearwater, FL. In June of 1998 he opened his practice in Clinton, NC. Dr. Huff is married and has three children. Dr. Huff is board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He is one of less than 2000 surgeons in the US that hold both certifications. Dr. Huff operates daily at Sampson Regional Medical Center with over 12,000 surgeries to date.


Practice Commenced 07-20-1998
Huff Orthopaedics 520 Beaman Street Clinton,NC 28451

Fellowship August 1st, 1997 through July 17th, 1998
The Florida Knee and Orthopaedic Centers
Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Arthroscopy

Orlando Regional Medical Center
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
July 1st1992 Through June 30th, 1997

Medical School
East Carolina University School of Medicine
MD May 1992
Undergraduate School
David Lipscomb University
BS in Biology June 1987

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Status: Board Certified July 13, 2000-December2020
Chicago, Illinois
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Status: Sub Specialty in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
November 4th, 2010- December 31st, 2020

john mcelhinney pa c

John B McElhinney PA-C

John McElhinney joined Huff Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine as a practicing Physician’s Assistant in January of 2018. John sees patients in clinic Monday thru Friday and shares hospital rounds / on call duties with the other Huff Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine providers. John has six years’ experience in general surgery practice and over 12 years’ experience in orthopaedics as well as first assist in all types of orthopaedic surgery. John received his Physician’s Assistant Certification from Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of New York’s Physician Assistant Program in June of 2000. John volunteered as a researcher in the Endocrinology Department at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in 1993 & 1994. John lives with his wife, two daughters and their French Bull Dog. John enjoys Hockey, Baseball, Cycling, Fishing and Kayaking.


Physician’s Assistant Certification
Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of New York Physician’s Assistant Program Staten Island, New York – June of 2000

Bachelor of Arts
Mount Saint Mary’s College Emmitsburg, Maryland – 1987

Professional Affiliations

NACPA – National Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPA – American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Matthew K Bills PA-C


Matthew Bills PA-C to Huff Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Matthew joined Huff Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in July of 2020 as a practicing board certified Physician Assistant. Matthew sees patients in clinic Monday – Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm and 8:00am to 12:00pm on Fridays and shares hospital rounds / on call duties with Dr Huff. Matthew grew up in rural northern Mississippi. He graduated from high school in Southhaven Mississippi. He attended college at Mississippi State University, in Starkville Mississippi. He majored in kinesiology, with a concentration in clinical exercise and physiology, knowing that he had an interest in orthopedics and sports medicine. He then attended graduate school at Christian Brothers University in Memphis Tennessee, earning a master’s degree in physician assistant studies, and completing the PA program. He began his career working as a physician assistant in Starkville Mississippi. He heard about the opportunity to join Dr. Huff and moved to Clinton in July 2020. He is a board-certified physician assistant, licensed through the North Carolina medical board. He has enjoyed our community of Clinton and is thrilled to be a team member here at Huff Orthoapedics & Sports Medicine. He and his wife Jessica look forward to becoming active members of our community. The hope to have children soon and look forward to raising them in Clinton. They are avid fans of Mississippi State bulldog athletics, they enjoy all of the seasonal outdoor activities North Carolina has to offer, including kayaking, hiking and going to the beach. When at home they spend a lot of time playing with their dogs.


Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS Bachelor of Science Major in Kinesiology & Clinical Exercise Physiology. Graduated December 2013
Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Graduated May 13th, 2017.


Phi Theta Kappa / Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society Member MSU honor Cum Laude.
Licenses and Certifications
Board Certified PA-C, BLS, ACLS, PALS

Professional Affiliations

NCAPA - North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPA – American Academy of Physician Assistants

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