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Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO

Pain Medicine ·  Female · Age 62

Dr. Duncan

Atlantic Spine & Pain

1031 W Williams St Ste 102 Apex, NC 27502

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Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Apex, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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(919) 439-7867

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Duncan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duncan treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Duncan treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duncan treats Chronic Pain more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Duncan treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duncan treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Duncan treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Duncan's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • 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 Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendonitis
  • Tension Headache
  • TMJ
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Whiplash
  • Work-Related Injuries

About Me

Biography

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...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1991
Case West Res University Metro Health Med Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Richmond Hts Genl Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1978
Baldwin-Wallace College
Undergraduate School
1991
1988
1987
1978

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This pain doctor has no idea what she’s doing. I begged for more than 6 months for help with changing the dosages of my medications because I was having such severe pain, but she didn’t care and wouldn’t do anything to help me. She was rude and spoke to me with disdain at every appointment. I spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars for no reason. I’m trying to find a different doctor as I write this. If I would have read these negative posts before going to this doctor, I never would have gone.
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I've never had an encounter with a more disinterested physician who doesn't listen to patients. She's already decided on a treatment plan prior to your visit with prescriptions sent to the pharmacy before you've even spoken to her. I confirmed this with my pharmacy and was appalled at this unprofessional treatment. I spoke to my General Practitioner about her and they told me that they have received other complaints since they first referred her and won't send anyone else. Don't waste your time
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I went to see Dr Duncan for lower back pain. Her staff is nice. The ablasion she performed was the least effective one I have had of the 5 I have had. I received ablasion from another doctor last week and received immediate relief. The 4 treatments of prolotherapy she performed were also ineffective. I spent over $3000 over a period of about 3 months in her practice . It was a waste of money. She will answer questions if you ask them but seems to be in a hurry like it's just a job.
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Dr. Duncan is great! She has helped me a lot with my back pain and other joint pain. I and and several members have seen her. She does a thorough exam and explains very well what your options are. Dr. Duncan great with her injections and in many cases can give you relief right away. I will continue to give her name to friends and family!
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I went to Dr. Duncan upon the recommendation from Dr. Dennis Bullard, who is a top notch Neurosurgeon in the whole State of NC. Dr. Duncan was very professional and extremely concerned about my condition. Her office staff is very friendly all the while being very professional as well. After the initial consultation, when I returned to the office on my next visit, Dr. Duncan explained what she was going to do. She again was very professional and the treatment was over before I knew it began.
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Dr. Duncan and her staff are very professional, courteous an respectful. Her care and treatment have contributed to living a healthy and normal lifestyle.
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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!
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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!!
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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.
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Excellent knowledge, caring and skills. She really helped me!
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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!
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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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