Paul J.W. Tawney, MD Paul J.W. Tawney, MD

Paul J.W. Tawney, MD

Physiatrist

4.8 out of 5  (549 ratings, 104 reviews)
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919-403-5161 Office number
919-477-1929
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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ABOUT ME

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 it’s the patient who tells the doctor what’s 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.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1989
RESIDENCY
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia Medical Center, 1993
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitat, Physical Medicine & Rehabilita
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitat, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Paul Tawney's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (549 ratings, 104 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.