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66 Reviews | Average Rating: 5

5 Stars

I have had two injections for my lower back pain and am so pleased with the results. Dr Nevin Shrimanker is an outstanding physician. He explains the problem very clearly and is an excellent listener. I am so fortunate to have found a doctor of his quality. The staff is also a big plus in this practice.

5 Stars

Dr. Toone is awesome. She takes her time and is always caring and empathetic. The treatment she provides helps make my everyday routine tolerable. I do not want to know how my life would be if I did not have her and Carolina Pain & Spine.

5 Stars

Dr Marc Yelle is the best physician I have ever been to. He is intelligent, personable, and funny. I survived necrotizing pancreatitis. If you survive you have extreme pain. He negotiated with the insurance company and put a spinal stimulator in. Within a few weeks I was completely off pain medication. I would highly recommend using him as a pain doctor.

5 Stars

I have visited the Carolina Pain and Spine Clinic a numbers of times this past year. My
lower spine, my knees, and my feet cause me lots of pain. My visits there have certainly
made my life better. Dr. Jack Lam is my doctor, and Dr. Betz is his assistant, both are
very personable. Both discuss my diagnosis, and choices for my treatment. They discuss
the treatments with me, and answer any questions. If they feel they need to refer me, they
help me to set up appointments. The Carolina Pain and Spine Clinic also provides a print
out Summary of my visit, and next appointment. They also provide the Information on line. I find everyone to be very helpful, and friendly. They certainly add to my quality of life!

5 Stars

As a recovering addict (clean 8 years!), I was super nervous about my second shoulder surgery. I had the first surgery 12/2018, and had a revision surgery 10/2019. Since the surgeon's office didn't provide long-term Rx care the second time around, I sought out Carolina Pain & Spine for a consultation. I am so blessed to have met Dr. Marc Yelle, MD, PhD, who cared for my pain needs throughout the toughest part of my shoulder revision recovery. I was open and honest with him about my concerns and fears, and for once in my post-addict life, I didn't feel as though I was being judged or looked down upon, seriously. It's tough being a recovering addict no matter how long you've been clean. I felt really at ease with Dr. Yelle and haven't taken his care for granted. He treated me like a regular human being and proved unbiased and extremely generous in understanding my personal needs and history as we soon established total transparency with each other. He is also very knowledgeable about addiction, which was a huge bonus for me. I'm impressed with him in that regard so much so that his understanding of this difficult disease reminded me of my addiction psychiatrist who I've been seeing since before I became clean and is one of the best in the state. I haven't had that with any other medical provider ever. Having Dr. Yelle in my corner was such a breath of fresh air for myself (and my father, who went with me as an advocate and was my ride since I was unable to drive then). We tell everyone how lucky we were having him as my doctor. Nothing he suggested was unreasonable or unfair, but we kept to our plan and we succeeded! I had such a good experience there, I felt the need to write this review not only for Dr. Yelle and the practice, but for others as well, especially those who have a similar background as me. I want potential patients to know that they can come here and be comfortable as themselves and not fear being judged or treated as lesser than. Edna, Melissa, Kinesha (sp?) and Traqueta (sp?) were also superbly professional and welcoming. I highly recommend this practice and couldn't be more relieved and pleasantly surprised at having received care here post surgery.

5 Stars

Dr. Choudry is the most caring doctor my family has yet to come in contact with. He genuinely cares to find the source of your problems and attempt fix it to make your life worth living. Pain is an incredibly difficult thing to deal with in itself and being brushed off or feel like just a number, has become the norm these days. I HATE that he’s leaving and not sure if anyone will show as much interest. I’m just happy I had him as my doctor whom I was eager to see. T.C

5 Stars

Dr Marc Yelle is the best M.D I have ever been to in my life. He genuinely cares about his patients.
I have several health problems and have had numerous doctor visits, injections and surgeries over the years and Dr Yelle is by far the most positive, encouraging, kind doctor I have been to.
I Was in the most horrible pain I have ever experienced in my life when I first visited Dr Yelle. As he entered the room, I started off trying to hurriedly explain my situation,because many doctors I’ve seen barely give you time to say anything . Dr Yelle is NOT like that, he doesn’t rush you. He gives you all the time you need. Not only that, but you can tell he is really listening to what you are saying. He takes the time to explain what is happening to you and addresses your concerns. Most of all, He shows compassion for your situation and gives you hope and encouragement that you can be helped.
I had been told by other doctors that I needed back surgery to correct my problem, but that no surgeon would “ touch me” due to my other medical conditions . But Dr Yelle offered surgery referrals to me , for a surgeon who could help me. Dr Yelle provided spinal injections and pain relief until I could have my back surgery done. And the surgeon he referred me to was the Best surgeon I’d been to! The surgery was a success.
Dr Yelle has handled my pain management care following the spinal surgery and it has gone so well. My husband and I will be forever grateful to Dr Yelle. I am getting my life back.
I agree with every good thing others have written about DrYelle.
He is a warm, kind, thoughtful,professional and knowledgeable doctor . He certainly gets my highest recommendation.
Visiting Dr Yelle has changed my life and restored my faith that there are still wonderful, professional caring Drs out there .
Kimberly C.

5 Stars

Hands down the absolute best around. Dr yelle went to bat for me against my insurance company Took multiple attempts but he convinced them to allow the procedure that resulted from a fall at a Raleigh hospital. His demeanor attitude bedside manner were beyond exceptional. The pre and post operative staff at Rex were in awe of his manner of care personalized after care instructions and approach to patient care. I am almost a month post op and could not be more pleased!! Staff have gone out of their way every time I am there to accommodate me. Please don’t hesitate to put your trust in this practice especially dr Marc yelle

5 Stars

Dr. Choudry is the best doctor I have ever had the good fortune to be treated by. As with any doctor, I feel that their expertise is the foremost quality that I look for in a doctor and Dr. Choudry is by far the best pain specialist I have ever been treated by. I have suffered from chronic pain related to a severe back injury and surgery I suffered over 30 years ago so I have seen a number of pain specialists. I believe you will never find a better pain specialist than Dr. Choudry. Unfortunately, he will be leaving Raleigh to practice in Florida so I will truly miss his wonderful care.

5 Stars

Dr. Marc Yelle has been a huge help in managing my pain. After 3 injections my pain has gone from 9 to 0. His professionalism, patience and kindness are world class. The staff members have all been extremely caring and courteous. Lovely facility with easy access. 5 stars plus!

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