Duke Sports Science Institute

Sports Medicine, Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) · 16 Providers

Average Rating of all Office Providers

Office Providers

Martha Aitken, ANP-C

Martha Aitken, ANP-C

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Christopher Cole, PA-C

Christopher Cole, PA-C

Physician Assistant (PA)

Dr. William Garrett, MD

Dr. William Garrett, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 192 provider reviews for Duke Sports Science Institute

Review of Martha Aitken

- in Cary, NC |

Martha has been administering my shoulder steroid shots for several years, all painless & smooth, with excellent results. She keeps current X-rays & always takes time to keep me well informed & answer my questions!
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Review of Dr. Mather III

-Raleigh, NC |

2 years ago Dr Mather examined me as well as sent me for MRIs to perform labral repair on my hip. I was told that after surgery my damage was worse than he expected and could not repair my labral. Over the last 3 months my hip has worsened. I have sought 2 second opinions with other Drs regarding my hip. After looking at my MRIs prior to my surgery (the same MRI that Dr Mather used) both surgeons said they never would have scoped my hip. Now I am bone on bone and am facing hip replacement.
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Review of Dr. Garrett

- in Durham NC , NC |

Dr Garrett did surgery on my knee last week .What a Wonderful surgeon ! Above that what a great personality and caring man. We need more surgeons like you . Betsy jimwrson
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Review of Christopher Cole

- in Pittsboro, NC |

I would recommend Chris Cole to everyone I know. He is very knowledgable and has always been able to treat and assess issues with both my husband and myself. Annette Cannon
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Review of Dr. Garrigues

- in High Point, NC 27262 |

Dr Garrigues is a true professional. He completely redid my shoulder replacement that had not been put in properly by another surgeon. The surgery was fantastic and very, very little pain afterwards. I have great use of my arm. He gave my a shot in my other shoulder yesterday that is working really great already. He is very knowledgeable and personable. He made me feel like I was most important while he was in the room.
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Review of Dr. Mather III

- in Raleigh, NC |

Had first surgery in October 2017 and there were issues with his team not getting referrals to physical therapy done on time and ended up needing second surgery because they said a capsule was open after wards when I was still experiencing pain. Second surgery was a week ago and now I’m even worse off than before both surgeries in extreme pain and cannot get out of bed. They want to give me more meds but they did something wrong this isn’t right. ...
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Review of Dr. Mather III

- in Durham, NC |

Dr. Mather and his team made the process from diagnosis to surgery clear & easy. I appreciated Dr. Mather not being pushy about going into surgery, he put the decision into my hands. Once I knew it was time, everything was very simple from scheduling to day of surgery care. The office, PT center and ambulatory surgery center were all clean, convenient and filled with friendly staff members!
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Review of Dr. Mather III

- in Rocky Mount, Va |

Not very good. Two attempts and still having more issues now than before I had the two surgeries. Find another choice is my recommendation for sure
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Review of Dr. Mather III

- in Roanoke Rapids, NC |

Dr Mather is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. He knew exactly what was going on with my daughters' hips just by the xrays. He answered all of my questions and concerns without trying to rush me. I love the health loop ap. Reminders and question before and after procedures. If you answer a question that has a concern but not an emergency, someone on his staff WILL call you that day! His staff is amazing and kind as well. So glad I was referred to him.
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Great doctor and team for hip pain ultimately requiring arthroscopic repair.
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Learn About Duke Sports Science Institute

104 Procedures

  • Acl Surgery
  • All Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone And Joint Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision Of Femur Or Knee
  • Excision Of Humerus
  • Excision Of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, Or Sternum
  • Excision Of Tibia Or Fibula
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction And Internal Fixation (Orif)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee And Leg Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (Prp)
  • Removal Of Bone Spur
  • Resection Or Ablation Of Bone Tumor, Partial Or Complete Resection Of Bone, Debridement Of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder And Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Of Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff And Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Duke Sports Science Institute accepts 21 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare


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