Dr. Catherine Duncan, DO

Pain Medicine •  Female • Age 64
  
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 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Duncan has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists in her area. 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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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)
Guardian
HealthSmart
Medico
MVP Health Care
Principal Financial Group
Simplifi
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Duncan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Duncan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Duncan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 439-7867.

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duncan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Duncan treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duncan treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Duncan treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Check Dr. Duncan's experience treating your condition or procedure

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
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • 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 Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Duncan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Duncan

3.1

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
48.648648648648646%
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4 Stars
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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
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J C Butler/Apex NC – Aug 14, 2020
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Knox Schroeder – Jan 31, 2020
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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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Apr 10, 2019
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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CP in Raleigh, NC – Jun 05, 2018
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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.
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
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Paul Brewer in Raleigh, NC – Apr 03, 2018
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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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Bill in Raleigh, NC – Jan 27, 2018
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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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Jerry Darrow in Cary, NC – Jan 11, 2018
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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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Dave – Aug 22, 2016
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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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Raleigh, NC – Aug 07, 2016
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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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Jessica in Holly Springs, NC – Aug 05, 2016
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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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Mary F in Cary, NC – Jul 30, 2016
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Excellent knowledge, caring and skills. She really helped me!
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Cary, NC – Jul 28, 2016
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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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Cary, NC – Jul 08, 2016
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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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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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Locations

Atlantic Spine & Pain

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

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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

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