Dr. John Knab, MD

Dr. John Knab, MD

Anesthesiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. John Knab, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med in 1993 and specializes in anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and more.

1602 Physicians Dr Ste 103

Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact Information

(910) 442-1200

Insurance Accepted

  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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Dr. Knab's Experience

Dr. Knab's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Knab "I believe that the well-informed, engaged patient is the one that becomes the "best type of patient" --- the patient who stays out of the doctor's office!

My greatest professional joy comes from empowering patients to learn when they "need me" and when they don't.

Having chronic back, neck, and knee pain has helped me to better understand these conditions from the "patient perspective". I enjoy sharing my own personal experiences with braces, OTC patches, turmeric, inversion tables, PRP, and surgery when discussing patient's options with them. "

3  Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

37  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain


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27  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Knab has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Knab's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knab to family and friends
21 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Knab's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very unimpressed and dissatisfied with this doctor. Trying to ask questions and he walking out the door. Did not give us time to discuss anything. Saw him maybe 5 or 6 minutes, rude and disrespectful! There with my father and trying to get my dad to understand the plan. I have been a nurse for...more
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Thank you for the feedback! I have enjoyed treating your dad, and even though the two of us may not have hit it off on the day we met I'm sure things would have been different on another day! I really like your dad. He's a hoot. And I'm glad that we got him back to his "usual self" after a couple of treatments. He's always welcome, as are you!

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Dr. Knab and Anthony his PA are kind and compassionate. His staff are all professional. I have never had a bad experience in the seven years that I have gone here. I would recommend this place to anybody.
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Wow, thank you! I am very fortunate to have Anthony working with me, and even more so to have the excellent staff I do. It really means a lot to me that you took the time to share your experience.

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Dr. Knab and his PA Anthony are both caring and understand that being treated for pain is often frightening for a patient. They listen and always say at the end of each appointment, "If you need us before your next appointment, just give us a call." I have recommended the Center for Pain Management...more
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It is true that I say that phrase frequently! But I do mean it, and I hope that we are able to follow through on those occasions when patients do actually need us "sooner rather than later!" My ability to follow through on this promise is due to my excellent staff. I couldn't do it without them.

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