Dr. Paul Tawney, MD

Dr. Paul Tawney, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(5)
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Dr. Paul Tawney, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

120 E Carver St

Durham, NC 27704

Contact Information

(919) 470-1000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tawney My specialty is physical medicine and rehab. I primarily see patients with back and neck pain but also with general musculoskeletal problems. I am not a surgeon and I do not prescribe narcotics. Instead I focus on more conservative treatments that get patients more comfortable active and back to their daily activities. I also see patients in the amputee performance clinic. In this clinic I work as part of a team to work with patients so they can function well with their new limbs. All the medical literature says its the patient who tells the doctor whats wrong with them not the other way around. So I try and listen to my patients to get a good idea of their symptoms and how they affect their life. I also believe in using humor to lighten things up a bit and in letting patients know that they have some control over getting better.

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Spinal Injury Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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.

Education

  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of New Mexico and Albuquerque Regional Federal Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Univeristy Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tawney has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tawney's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tawney to family and friends
4.0
based on 5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Tawney's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tawney accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tawney has admitting privileges

Duke Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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