Published: June 9, 2011
Updated: June 9, 2011
Duke Medicine is proud to welcome Piedmont Spine Specialists to its growing network of caregivers in Wake County. J. Greg Bentley, MD, and Jon J. Wilson, DO, specialize in non-operative spine care for patients suffering from back, neck, and musculoskeletal pain.
Bentley and Wilson are fellowship-trained and board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They provide individualized, comprehensive care to help patients return to functional, pain-free lives.
Working in a small practice enables Piedmont Spine Specialists to deliver the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment, Bentley says: “We want to get our patients back to the best they can be.”
Bentley’s and Wilson’s training, particularly their fellowships at Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas in Winston-Salem, gives them a wealth of knowledge not often found at a small practice.
Both doctors hold subspecialty certification in pain medicine, and both serve as instructors and directors for spinal-injection courses offered by the North American Spine Society.
That experience, combined with the resources within Duke Medicine, allows Piedmont Spine Specialists to offer consistent continuity of care.
“We work closely with our referring providers, and we use a team approach when working with Duke surgeons,” said Wilson, noting that the practice still actively consults and partners with community physicians.
The practice treats a wide range of conditions including shoulder, hip, and peripheral joint pain that might be related to the spine. They offer a full complement of diagnostic tests and scans necessary to assess the cause of a patient’s pain, numbness, or weakness.
Wilson states that Piedmont Spine Specialists uses a caring, personal approach with all patients. They take the time to perform a thorough exam, and to discuss each patient’s problems with them. Once they have assessed the cause of a person’s pain and injury, the physicians employ a conservative approach to healing.
“The majority of people who come to us for treatment don’t need surgery,” says Bentley. Those patients may receive physical therapy and judicious use of medications. If necessary, the doctors move on to slightly more assertive nonsurgical treatments such as spinal injections.
Piedmont Spine Specialists has been in business since February 2006 and joined Duke Medicine in May. They are located at 3480 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 208, in Duke Medicine Plaza, adjacent to Duke Raleigh Hospital. Call 919-781-4541 to schedule an appointment Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.