Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD

Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pinehurst, NC. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

10 Aviemore Dr

Pinehurst, NC 28374

Contact Information

(910) 715-8700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
  • Butler Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • 21 More

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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


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  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University Chicago School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Ca
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Africk has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Africk's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Africk to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Africk's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
NC |
Dr. Africk is the best, she took the time to listen to me and discuss the plan of action. She was very friendly and to the point. I would highly recommend her to everyone!
in Dayton, OH |
The best neurosurgeon!
Ohio |
wonderful surgeon, I feel so much better.
in Rockingham, NC |
Horrible bedside manner's! Lacks empathy,seems to be a very miserable person and unhappy. I have been told for 10 years there is nothing they can do for my spinal injuries and she wanted to do back surgery,I ask if she could guarantee that it would help, she said no. She kept me in her office for over two hours after they canceled my first appointment after I drove an hour there and waited over an hour. She is a disgrace and should be fired,I would not ever recommend her with her bitter attitude
in Dayton, OH |
HORRIBLE! Permanently paralyzed -surgical injury by Dr. Cynthia Africk, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH. Nerve was draped between discs and not returned to proper location before closure. Pains intensified 100%; constantly told be patient and increased drugs. Wheelchair bound-4 months, I changed surgeons who discovered the error and performed corrective surgery, nerve decompression Also undergone bridle procedure-transfer tendons, ligaments, muscle from leg to foot. Former athlete!!
in Raeford, NC |
My husband had to have a fusion, spacers & titanium plate placed on his spine. Cynthia Africk M.D. did his surgery. There have been improvements, much better than he was prior to the surgery but still suffers from numbing & tingling due to spinal cord & nerve damage (prior to surgery). She has a stiff type bedside manner. Dr. Africk doesn't like to place patients on pain medications for an extended amount of time due to the possibility of addiction. The recovery time was more than expected.
in Springfield, OH |
Did surgery on my neck,in 2008...Excellent outcome...
in Pinehurst, NC |
I felt Dr. Africk was indifferent and uncaring. She used unprofessional language in her dictation. After my imaging was done she told me she couldn't do surgery and wouldn't give me painkillers. Her tone made me feel like she thought I was lying about my pain and was drug-seeking. I was devastated by the news and she basically just sat there smirking when I began crying. It was a terrible experience. It's awful to have a doctor not believe you when you're in so much pain. I do not recommend her.
New York, NY |
It took three months to get an appointment. She did a poor job explaining what she was going to do in surgery and the expected recovery. Because she did not fully listen to me on two presurgery visits, I had to have a second surgery higher up in the spine with another surgeon to complete treatment. After surgery, she quickly stopped seeing me, and told me I was done.
in Fayetteville, NC |
Meant Dr. Africk for the first time an was impressed with what all she explaned to me an the time she took with me. Don't know this Dr. but she said the same things that an other Dr. has told me. She is new to this office.
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Dr. Africk accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Butler Health Plan
    Butler Health Plan EPO
    Butler Health Plan POS
    Butler Health Plan PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Insurance POS
  • Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
    Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS) EPO
    Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS) HMO
    Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS) POS
    Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Flora Midwest (PPOM)
    Flora Midwest (PPOM) EPO
    Flora Midwest (PPOM) POS
    Flora Midwest (PPOM) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network EPO
    Galaxy Health Network POS
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Health Span
    Health Span EPO
    Health Span HMO
    Health Span POS
    Health Span PPO
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart EPO
    HealthSmart PPO
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Direct Care EPO
    Direct Care POS
    Direct Care PPO
  • Humana
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
    Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    Medical Mutual of Ohio EPO
    Medical Mutual of Ohio HMO
    Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
    Medical Mutual of Ohio PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Mt. Carmel
    Mt. Carmel Behavioral Healthcare EPO
    Mt. Carmel Behavioral Healthcare POS
    Mt. Carmel Behavioral Healthcare PPO
    Mt. Carmel EPO
    Mt. Carmel POS
    Mt. Carmel PPO
  • Nationwide
    Nationwide EPO
    Nationwide POS
    Nationwide PPO
  • Ohio Health Choice
    Ohio Health Choice EPO
    Ohio Health Choice POS
    Ohio Health Choice PPO
  • PHCS
  • Ryan White
    Ryan White EPO
    Ryan White HMO
    Ryan White POS
    Ryan White PPO
  • Superior Dental Care
    Superior Dental Care POS
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
    United Concordia POS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health EPO
    United Behavioral Health HMO
    United Behavioral Health POS
    United Behavioral Health PPO
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Value Options
    Value Options EPO
    Value Options HMO
    Value Options POS
    Value Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Africk has admitting privileges

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
155 Memorial Dr
Pinehurst, NC 28374
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