Our Member of the Week blog introduces you to our fellow level members, showcasing their unique work and commitment to IOF. We feature different fellows who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of Interventional Orthopedics.
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Meet Dr. Dwayne Patterson
IOF is proud to have several members who are veterans. Our latest IOF Member of the Week is Dwayne Patterson, MD, a veteran of the US Army. We thank Dr. Patterson for his service and are excited for you to get to know him better.
Dr. Patterson is a Board-Certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has practiced non-surgical musculoskeletal medicine for more than 27 years. He is dedicated to improving his patients’ quality of life by identifying the underlying biomechanical or structural problem and helping each individual patient choose the best solution to treat the problem and prevent recurrence or further injury.
After attending undergrad and medical school at University of Virginia, Dr. Patterson entered the US Army. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After his military service, he moved to Raleigh and joined a local orthopedic group in 1997. His practice focused on non-surgical treatment of orthopedic problems and included injection therapy and rehabilitation of spine and sports injuries.
After many years of using traditional treatments for orthopedic conditions, Dr. Patterson’s desire to broaden his skill set and find more advanced treatment tools to help heal the body led him to Regenexx and the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation. He has completed extensive training in advanced interventional injection techniques for the spine, peripheral joints, and soft tissues and is certified by the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation. Through these techniques Dr. Patterson is able to use a patient’s own blood platelets or bone marrow concentrate to reduce pain, increase function and avoid high dose steroids or unnecessary surgeries.
Founder and Medical Director of Interventional Orthopedics of Raleigh, Dr. Patterson is excited to bring evidence-based regenerative medicine to North Carolina as the first Regenexx certified provider in the state. An avid cyclist and runner, Dr. Patterson understands the desire to keep moving in spite of pain or injury and getting back to doing what you love.
Q&A with Dr. Patterson
IOF: How has IOF impacted you the most?
Dr. Patterson: IOF has helped me learn new skills and perfect or fine-tune existing skills to further expand my regenerative medicine tool box. I am able to practice at an advanced level with the help of my IOF training.
What are you the most proud of?
I am most proud that my wife Jane and I, at age 56, decided to work together and open a regenerative medicine practice from scratch. We have worked very hard and kept it going through the COVID struggles and are very happy to provide a high level of service and care to our patients. It’s so gratifying to hear and see patient’s successes.
What do you most look forward to when attending an IOF event?
I look most forward when attending either an IOF course or conference for the opportunity to network with other physicians. It is great to discuss successes and struggles and learn from other clinicians with different experiences than myself.