Dr. David Spivey, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Spivey
Accepting new patients

Preferred Pain Management

2912 Maplewood Ave Winston Salem, NC 27103

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(336) 760-0706

Dr. David Spivey, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Spivey has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as 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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(336) 760-0706

Dr. Spivey accepts the following insurance:

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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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Practice Areas

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 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivey treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of their peers

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Spivey treats this condition more than 98% 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 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivey treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Spivey treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivey treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivey treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 95% of their peers

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

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Dr. Spivey's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • 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 Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Spivey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spivey

2.3

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
65.95744680851064%
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (14)
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (30)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (29)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (29)
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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
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I was a patient of Anne Thomas at Prefered Pain MGT and everything was wonderful my pain was finally manageable at a 2 on a 10 scale. Then I had another injury and Dr. David Spivey got involved. He talked me in to a Kyphoplasty it was like he was selling me a new car. He said that it was pain free and I would not even remember the procedure. He said that legaly he had to charge me the required 20% but as soon as my insurance paid off he would forgive my bill & I wouldn't be charged anything. During the procedure I was held down on a folding medical cart that was in his store room by 2-3 of his people I was screaming bloody murder he would not stop it felt like he was drilling a hole in my spine. After the procedure I was stood up. I wobbled out of the store rm and there were no patients in the waiting rm when there are usually 4-6 waiting. I asked Dr S. for additional pain relief he said I would need any. I was in agony I couldn't get in touch with anyone but a answering machine.
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Jan 20, 2020
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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!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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becky sullivan – Dec 11, 2019
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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.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Oct 25, 2019
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Excellent medical care..!!!
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Oct 24, 2019
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Great service. All the staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Oct 21, 2019
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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.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rusty J./Joan H. in Liberty – Oct 19, 2019
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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
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Dec 30, 2018
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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.
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Nov 02, 2018
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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!
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ray – Jul 16, 2018
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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.
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Jul 04, 2018
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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.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 18, 2018
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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.
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  • 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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Patrick Sizemore in Clemmons NC – Mar 25, 2018
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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.
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Cecil M in Wilkesboro, NC – Dec 11, 2017
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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,
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Chris Elias in Winston Salem, NC – Nov 21, 2017
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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
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Lexington nc – Aug 15, 2017
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I have read the other reviews and can't believe some of the negative comments. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Dr. Spivey. I have seen him many times. I find him to be professional, intelligent, friendly,and caring. I have never had an issue with him. I have also never had a problem with him being willing to treat my pain with whatever is the best solution based on my symptoms and his professional knowledge. He is always in a good mood and I like his sense of humor too! LOL
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Sherron – Apr 25, 2017
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I started seeing Dr Spivey and 2014 for back pain and sciatic pain. He ruled out nerve issues and a blood clots. After talking to two back surgeons I went with the lumbar decompression surgery. But Dr Spivey did the injections and did his best to keep me out of pain so I could continue to work. It was the best decision I made. He is a very upfront and honest and some people can't take it. So if you don't want a solution and you just want meds then no he may not be the right doctor for you!
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Melissa Ellison in Clemmons, NC – Feb 03, 2017
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If you are in real legitimate pain, do not go to him! He does not believe you at all unless, he says"he has proof" from other doctors. Even with that he assumes you are drug seeking. After providing him with all the documents he wanted he told me, "You don't look like you are in pain take something over the counter." Due to stomach problems I can't. He has lost all compassion and is in it for the money now.
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Winston Salem, NC – Jan 04, 2017
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Have gone to PPM for years. Always hear patients complain in the waiting room but never experienced a problem personally until recently. Chad has always been great but Dr Spivey is different story. Waiting room has slowly emptied out over time to the point I doubt PPM will be in business much longer.
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Finished in Winston Salem – Nov 12, 2016
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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 approach in addressing your pain management concerns, and we work with you to determine t...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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Locations

Preferred Pain Management

Preferred Pain Management2912 Maplewood Ave Winston Salem, NC 27103
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    • 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
  • Directions
Preferred Pain Management1511 Westover Ter Ste 107 Greensboro, NC 27408
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    • 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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Elkin, NC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center

Bermuda Run, NC

93% Patient experience rating, 24% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)