Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO

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Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO


Pain Medicine | Female

Atlantic Spine & Pain 1031 W Williams St Ste 102, Apex, NC 27502 Get Directions
(919) 439-7867

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In an environment of large impersonal healthcare systems, I am dedicated to providing my patients with complete personal patient-centered care...Read more

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Patient Reviews (7)
Dr. Duncan and her staff are very professional, courteous an respectful. Her care and treatment have contributed to living a healthy and normal lifestyle.
Raleigh, NC |
I was referred to Dr. Duncan when I began experiencing excruciating back pain that severely impacted my daily activities. The injections and treatment she recommended alleviated the pain and allowed me to resume my normal activities within a month of starting treatment. She is an excellent diagnostician and skilled in her specialty. In addition, the office staff is also caring, efficient, and professional. I highly recommend her!
in Holly Springs, NC |
Her staff is wonderful. Had she followed thru with anything discussed in our initial consultation the outcome would surely be different. I wasted close to a year repeating unsuccessful injections until my insurance refused to pay. Although I complied with everything asked of me ..my pain was far from managed. I leave her care worse than when I started and have other issues because of procedures performed by her. She listens to nothing said, nor does she take proper notes. A total waste of time!!
in Cary, NC |
I have visited Dr. Duncan three times for a neck problem and knee problem. At each visit, I found Dr. Duncan and her staff to be highly thorough, compassionate, and competent. I am dealing with chronic joint issues and received a very comprehensive evaluation, with appropriate tests ordered. The interventions helped my symptoms.
Cary, NC |
Excellent knowledge, caring and skills. She really helped me!
Cary, NC |
Dr. Duncan and her staff are excellent. I've been a patient there for 2 years for chronic back pain that has been hard to treat effectively by previous doctors; she has always spent a lot of time listening and working with me to provide the best options for care. She has a serious demeanor, not to be mistaken for disinterest, she has shown genuine, personal care in both my treatments and my own personal well-being. Her staff is very friendly and accomodating; I actually enjoy my doctor visits!
in Cary, NC |
Her bedside manner is atrocious. She makes a patient feel that she is not a partner in their healthcare but more of a tyrannical dictator. She rarely actually listens to the patient.
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Dr. Duncan says...

In an environment of large impersonal healthcare systems, I am dedicated to providing my patients with complete personal patient-centered care to achieve freedom from painful conditions, improve function, and achieve wellness. I am board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with additional board certification in pain management. With over 25 years of experience, nearly 20  of which have been serving Wake County, I strive to improve patient's quality of life using a comprehensive approach. All of my patients are personally seen, evaluated, and treated by myself in order to achieve optimal outcomes. 

Dr. Duncan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • TMJ
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Whiplash
  • Work-Related Injuries


  • Medical School
    Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Richmond Hts Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Case West Res University Metro Health Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Baldwin-Wallace College

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate