Dr. Richburg believes that elite athletes on winning teams and successful executives share common traits: they train hard individually to achieve their personal best, which enables them to work together successfully as a team. Whether it is going with the basketball team to the Sweet 16 tournament or caring for an Olympic gold medalist, Dr. Richburg enjoys the simple pleasure of knowing an athlete is grateful for his help.
In his practice, Dr. Richburg focuses on reversing skin damage through cosmetic therapies and practices. As skin cancer poses a dangerous threat, especially in sunny areas like San Diego, these treatments are vital to remedying a variety of skin issues.
Along with his many professional endeavors, Dr. Richburg also puts his education to use in his personal life. He has a longstanding passion for fitness, stemming from his years as an All-American wrestler at Fresno State University. Dr. Richburg spends much of his time competing in triathlons and competitive bicycle racing, and has won 13 national championships in the last ten years.
When he’s not at work or racing his bikes, Dr. Richburg takes off to go fishing, duck hunting, or golfing. Spending as much time as he can with his wife, Amanda, and their sons, ages five and two, Dr. Richburg enjoys staying active as a family and just being together at home.
In our daily medical practice at SDSM we see families as well as some of the best athletes in the world. I believe that our work as family physicians and primary sports medicine physicians has made us among the best sports medicine doctors in the world. We are qualified to help everyone from elite athletes to employees reach their optimal state of health and performance.
Dr. Richburg joined San Diego Sports Medicine after completing our Fellowship Program in Sports Medicine in 1998. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Family Practice Residency Program in Santa Monica, California and is Board Certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine. Dr. Richburg is the Head Team Physician at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista and at the San Diego Cycling Velodrome, where he works closely with some of the most elite athletes in the world. He is also the Director of Athletic Medicine for the San Diego State University Aztecs. Dr. Richburg currently serves as the Medical Director of the San Diego Sports Medicine Skin Wellness Department.
MD, MS, FAAFP