Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO

Pain MedicineFemaleAge 65

Dr. Duncan
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Atlantic Spine & Pain

1031 W Williams St Apex, NC 27502

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(919) 439-7867

Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Apex, NC and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with medical facilities Rex Hospital and Wakemed Cary Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Duncan to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Duncan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

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 Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duncan treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 95% of her peers

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

Dr. Duncan's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(919) 439-7867

Dr. Duncan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
ChoiceCare Network
Choice Care (Humana)
Cigna
Choice Fund
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
HealthSmart
Medico
MVP Health Care
Principal Financial Group
Simplifi
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Duncan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Duncan

3.1

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
48.648648648648646%
(18)
4 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5.405405405405405%
(2)
1 Star
43.24324324324324%
(16)
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Very efficient team lead by Dr. Duncan! No delays waiting for assigned appointment, treated with respect and care. Dr. Duncan's vast experience enables her to listen, diagnose and suggest the right treatment. Dr. Duncan is very adept at pain relief, and visits run like clockwork, while I felt the Doctor was listening well, and got what pain I was going through. I plan on additional treatments with Dr. Duncan. I trust her knowledge base and her understanding of pain and relief
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J C Butler/Apex NC – Aug 14, 2020
Can't see the negative reviews here. I saw Dr. Duncan 8 years ago, she listened and considered. She told me prolotherapy for my back would last 4 or 5 years, I got a good 7 imho.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Knox Schroeder – Jan 31, 2020
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.
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 10, 2019
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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CP in Raleigh, NC – Jun 05, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Paul Brewer in Raleigh, NC – Apr 03, 2018
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Bill in Raleigh, NC – Jan 27, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jerry Darrow in Cary, NC – Jan 11, 2018
Dr. Duncan and her staff are very professional, courteous an respectful. Her care and treatment have contributed to living a healthy and normal lifestyle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dave – Aug 22, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Raleigh, NC – Aug 07, 2016
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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Jessica in Holly Springs, NC – Aug 05, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Mary F in Cary, NC – Jul 30, 2016
Excellent knowledge, caring and skills. She really helped me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Cary, NC – Jul 28, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Cary, NC – Jul 08, 2016
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
19 people found this helpful
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SaryG in Cary, NC – Dec 17, 2015

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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...Read more

Specialties

  • 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
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Does Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Duncan frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Duncan treats.

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Dr. Duncan's office is located at 1031 W Williams St, Apex, NC 27502. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Atlantic Spine & Pain

Atlantic Spine & Pain1031 W Williams St Apex, NC 27502
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Duncan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received