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Headache and Pain

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Chronic or recurring headaches and head pain cause pain and other devastating effects on quality of life and day-to-day living. The Duke Neurology Headache division is dedicated to helping patients find relief from both of these areas.

Our providers

Our providers have experience caring for both common and complex headache disorders, with  nationally recognized expertise in treating vertigo, chronic migraine, and neurologic causes of head pain. We work closely with other providers trained in neurosurgery, psychology and pain management to provide our patients with comprehensive, tailored care.

Our physicians diagnosis and treat common headache disorders including migraine and tension headache, and also have experience in less common head pain conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, atypical face pain, post-concussion headache, and headache due to other diseases.

We offer traditional medical therapies for headaches, as well as interventional treatments including triggerpoint injections, nerve blocks, and Botox injections. Our clinic also offers IV therapy for several types of headache pain.

In addition to our physician faculty, the clinic nursing staff have a dedicated phone line for assisting patients with questions regarding medications, treatment plans, and helping with medication authorizations with insurance companies.

Our providers

Profile Name and Background
T Collins

Timothy Collins, MD
Read more about Dr. Collins in his "Faculty Spotlight" interview.
 

W Liedtke

Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD
Read more about Dr. Liedtke in his "Faculty Spotlight" interview.
 

S Sengupta Sweta Sengupta, MD
J Vidwan

Jaskiran Vidwan, DO
Read more about Dr. Vidwan in her "Faculty Spotlight" video.

H Yu

Hillary Yu, MSN, NP-C
Read more about Yu in her "Staff Spotlight" interview.

Beth Kearney, PA-C
Read more about Kearney in her "APP Spotlight" interview.
K JOnes Kristen Jones, PA-C
A Underwood Ashley Underwood, PA-C, MMS
Read more about Ashley Underwood in her "APP Spotlight" interview.

 

Education and Training

Our division offers a variety of educational opportunities within the Duke Pain and Palliative Care Clinic. All residents gain exposure to the evaluation and treatment of pain during inpatient and outpatient experiences.

Fellowship Program

The Duke Department of Neurology is seeking candidates for its new headache fellowship program. Candidates should be board-eligible or certified physicians who are interested in headache and head pain. Read more about the program here.

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