Dr. David Spivey, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 69

Dr. Spivey
Accepting new patients

Preferred Pain Management

1511 Westover Ter Ste 107 Greensboro, NC 27408

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(336) 398-5155

Dr. David Spivey, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Greensboro, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spivey to book an appointment.

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Experience
Background

Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (9/16/2016)View details
1 board action Found
  • Substance Abuse (8/4/2020)View details
No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Spivey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
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Dr. Spivey treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Spivey treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivey treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spivey treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivey treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spivey treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spivey's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(336) 398-5155

Dr. Spivey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II

Dr. Spivey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spivey

2.3

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
31.372549019607842%
(16)
4 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
(1)
1 Star
64.70588235294117%
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I can only assume since my previous comments have not been printed that the truth about this physician supposedly competent medical doctor can't be told or printed. I truly do not think that the above physician should be allowed to handle anything sharp. DR D. Spivey is uncaring and to put it bluntly inherently dangerous to anyone around him if he has anything that can pierce skin. I gave this physician a ( 1 ) out of a possible( 1-10 ) for one reason and one reason only is that you don't offer negative numbers and that is the only way I can see to speak the truth. If I am being to blunt I am sorry you try him out so you can be in agony for the forceable future or possibly the rest of your life.
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S. Moore – Dec 04, 2020
I saw Dr Spivey for pain management. He after a x-ray recommended a kyphoplasty. Dr Spivey stated that this procedure was completely painless and that the day after the procedure I would most likely forget the procedure all together. he also made a handshake promise that as soon as my insurance paid off he would forgive all charges that were my 20% which would have been $ 1,300.00 As soon as I got home I was in agony. I tried to get ahold of Dr Spivey for some assistance with pain. I received no assistance at all except a answering machine which was the nurses hot line and no call back. In my opinion he just doesn't follow the hipocratic oath (to do no harm) He is just interested in lining his own pockets with insurance money. My insurance company paid him $17,000.00 for 35 minutes of his time. I recommendation is that if you are in need please find anyone else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Dec 02, 2020
I got injections in my back and had a lot of relief. He is a very caring doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 18, 2020
Everyone is very concerned about my health and safety. They lessen my pain in a safe manner.
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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Steven Taylor – Oct 18, 2020
Staff was not friendly or approachable. Day of appointment I was not told Dr. Spivey would not be in advanced, so going in was just a waste. In so much pain, no one could write a prescription. Called a week before about this pain. Had to wait a week and yet he was not there on the day scheduled. Will not ever go back. Finding another pain doctor!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Leon Guy – Aug 26, 2020
I have been a patient of Dr Spivey for SEVERAL years and have nothing but high marks for him. He has always been friendly and ready to spend the necessary time with you and answer any questions you may have . In fact , everyone, Michael his P.A., the receptionists, the nurses -- I could not ask for anyone to be anymore accommodating. I would highly recommend anyone with pain issues to consider Preferred Pain Management for assistance. V Prim Aug 5, 2020
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Aug 06, 2020
Dr. David Spivey and all staff are knowlwdgeable and warm. Before I saw DR. Spivey I was @ a 7 or 8 on the 10 point pain scale. Once I started treament with Him, I am now down to an average of 2 or 3 on the same pain scale. I have had several procedures , most recent I received a neurostimulator implant, this has worked like a miracle on my neck and back pain. I take very little medication compared to what I one time was taking, I am so Grateful to Dr. Spivey and His wonderful staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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becky sullivan – Dec 11, 2019
Dr. Spivey has always been very professional and does a great job of explaining my treatments and getting me in and out promptly. Also the staff is so friendly and extremely competent.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Oct 25, 2019
Excellent medical care..!!!
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Oct 24, 2019
Great service. All the staff is very friendly and helpful.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 21, 2019
I have read some of the reviews for Dr. Spivey and his staff on this site and almost had to wonder if they were about the wrong doctor. I don't know if the majority of the reviews were about the Highpoint office or if the reviews were from people that were just seeking pain meds and pissed off they didn't get them or they had to take a urine test to do so. I have been taking my mother to Dr. Spivey's Greensboro office for over two years. They have treated my mother for back, hip and knee pain as well as degenerative arthritis. During that time I have accompanied my mother into the patient rooms as well as the treatment rooms (every time!). I have never found the staff, receptionists and Dr.Spivey to be anything other than friendly and caring professionals. The facilities have always been clean and well maintained. I love and care for my mother with all my heart and being. I would never take her to a physician's office as described in the other reviews on this site.
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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Rusty J./Joan H. in Liberty – Oct 19, 2019
Rudest, mean tempered group of people I’ve ever experienced. Not a smile from receptionist,nurse, PA or doctor. They all look miserable, and make you feel the same. Stay away. They treat you like you less than.......plus there was always pee everywhere in the bathroom.....worst experience ever anywhere
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Dec 30, 2018
not a compassinate doctor at all. does not want to hear what you have to say. I always felt like he didn't beleive that I was actually in pain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Nov 02, 2018
I would NOT recommend anyone to Dr. Spivey. They don't want to have anything to do with you if you have Aetna Medicare and have a disability. They would not schedule a follow-up visit to answer any of my questions from EMG/Nerve Conduction Velocity study. They will not allow family members into examining room so there is no witness to how he talks to his patients. I was sure hoping this place would be able to help me cause I am suffering. Shame on this place. Wish I had a Positive experience!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Ray – Jul 16, 2018
I would leave a 0 rating, if possible. Dr. Spivey is an admitted drug addict that lost his CA medical license and operates under a restricted NC license. He is subject to random drug testing himself. He treats his patients terribly and will not allow family members into examining room so there is no witness to how he talks to his patience. It's a shame the rest of his staff are great. But this Dr. should not be allowed to practice anywhere.
13 people found this helpful
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Jul 04, 2018
I would NOT recommend anyone to this office. I have an issue with pain in my tailbone. Dr. Spivey saw me for a consult, he suspected it was the ligaments in that area and wanted to do an injection. He ordered an MRI to rule anything else out. The MRI actually showed a hyperintense lesion (cyst) in the bone. Instead of speaking with me directly he had his nurse or assistant Donna contact me to just schedule the injection. He would not schedule a follow up visit to answer any of my questions.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Spivey and his office could not have been more helpful. He was able to help diagnose my problem and get me on my way to recovery.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Patrick Sizemore in Clemmons NC – Mar 25, 2018
I have FMS, degenerative disc disease, bilateral carpal tunnel, central sensitization & facet joint arthropathy. Dr. Spivey & the PPM team successfully diagnosed the last four of these. His treatment (radio frequency ablation) has enabled me to walk without canes again! I have gone from being 100% disabled by constant pain to working full time. The difference that's made in quality and joy of life is priceless. I unreservedly recommend Dr. Spivey & Preferred Pain Management.
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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Cecil M in Wilkesboro, NC – Dec 11, 2017
I had degenerative discs in my neck, and physical therapy wasn’t working anymore. My neurosurgeon wanted to fuse my discs, but I said no. After doing months of research on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Dr. Spivey is the only doctor I found that does PRP injections. He did PRP injections in my neck, and knowing it would take time before I notice a difference, after four weeks I had my life back. No more pain in my neck or shooting pain in my shoulder and arm. I am pain free. Thank you Dr. Spivey,
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
2 people found this helpful
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Chris Elias in Winston Salem, NC – Nov 21, 2017
If u want a Dr that looks at the computer screen the whole time and only ask questions from there. Or who doesn't care about past treatments u have had this is th Dr for u
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Lexington nc – Aug 15, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

At Preferred Pain Management & Spine Care, PA, we feel each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Our medical staff takes a multidisciplinary...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Oklahoma University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

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What are Dr. David Spivey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spivey frequently treats Chronic Pain, Back Pain, and Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spivey treats.

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Dr. Spivey's office is located at 1511 Westover Ter Ste 107, Greensboro, NC 27408. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Preferred Pain Management

Preferred Pain Management1511 Westover Ter Ste 107 Greensboro, NC 27408
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Practice

Preferred Pain Mgmt & Spine Care PA2912 Maplewood Ave Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Elkin, NC

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

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