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About Dr. Richard L Rauck

Dr. Richard L Rauck, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Winston Salem, NC. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Rauck is affiliated with Novant Health Medical Park Hospital. Dr. Rauck has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard L Rauck is Good. Dr. Richard L Rauck has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard L Rauck is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Carolinas Pain Institute

145 Kimel Park Dr Ste 330
Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Specialties

Dr. Richard L Rauck has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Arthritis

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Reviews

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chronic pain is life long

chronic pain causes serious anxiety! the worry of how am i going to work and making a living is devastating. surgery means weeks of recovery with no pay in my situation. so prescribing the right meds and dosage is key. if you find meds are not working especially as time passes and dosage needs adjusted only to be dismissed because you faltered from amount that should be taken is crushing. you are at risk of seizure , heart attack and worse. we need to not be labeled abusive. you are then at ground zero once again. please help us

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Reputation vs. Reality

Dr. Rauck is a world renowned physician, but he is not accessible to his patients. It took over 2 months for him to finish my notes {that my other specialists needed}. It took 3 months to schedule a procedure that was supposed to have taken place within weeks. When I called to inquire, I was "politely" chewed out by the scheduler, then told I was welcome to call and check back if not scheduled in a few weeks. Called back a few weeks later and was fussed at again. I have a rare, incurable disease that poses life-threatening complications with medications and procedures. . . with a high percentage guarantee that the procedure would cause complications. So much so that the other colleagues in his office would not touch me. When I decided {after *much* thought and prayer -- I was not rash in my decision} to cancel the procedure, the scheduler duly gave me the 5th degree because I would dare to cancel after he {finally!} scheduled. My greatest fear was that if I did go through with it, and if I did have a life-threatening complication, would I be treated as I have so far??? . . . I'm sure he would bother himself 3 months after the fact. The *only* reason I gave the staff 2 stars was in fairness to the receptionists and nurses.

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something has changed

When i first came to Dr. Rauck, he ws still a resident with the ncbh pain clinic. he ws very compassionate, and caring. then the pain clinic closed and dr. rauck started his own practice. it ws very hard to get an appt. w/him and usually he ws only in there for 5 minutes. then, those of us who were on maintenance medications were farmed out to other doctors. when my 'new' doctor decided to retire i came back to dr. rauck. i still had trouble getting to see him for more than five minutes...but the people i did see were generally good except for the fact that they seemed to adopt the assumption that a patient wld abuse a drug if given the chance and often were treated that way, if only in subtle ways. i tried to understand that doctors now are under a lot of stress to comply with the rules in raleigh, and they had to be careful, but it still didn't make getting the 3rd degree pleasant. what bothers me the most is that i have also been told that if i cldn't pay my copay that i would have to reschedule my appt. i always pay my copay and the one time that i couldn't pay on my appt. day ,i ws told i would have to come back. also, i had to pay for someone to fill out my fmla form, when it mostly only involved copying last year's form. the last straw was when i wanted to discuss this practice with dr. rauck and was told that he did not call patients, that he had his other doctors do that. nothing i said wld make the person i talked to give him a message to call me. that tells me that dr. rauck must feel his time is more important than mine or other patients, and it seems as a previous review states, that dr. r. seems to be more interested in his world class reputation, his magazine and the financial aspect of the business of pain control than he is in having a 'hands on' relationship with his patients. i finally switched to another practicioner in his office and have been well satisfied with the clinical treatment, but the emphasis on collecting money seems well in place as well. when people suffer from chronic pain, it is debilitating in more than just a physical way. these patients need practioners who understand that it's more than the pain that makes things stressful, and dr. rauck's financial practices put unnecessary stress on an already stressful situation. i would have been glad to discuss this with him, if he had only had the courtesy to return my call.

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World Class Physician

Dr. Rauck is the consummate professional. While it can be difficult to get an appointment with him and the wait is often long, that is actually a testament to what a sought after physician he is. He is VERY knowledgeable, active in current research, and EXTREMELY compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. Rauck if you have a chronic pain need.

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Is Dr. Rauck picking money over patient care???

Dr Rauck used to be a great Dr and by some, he probably still is. However, since when does he allow his office staff, to turn pts away that are drug dependant for many years? And the only thing that they can recommend is giving you something for "nausea and blood pressure." What about all the physical and psychologial discomforts that comes with being off meds? After taking narcotics for many years, it will do strange things to a body and mind. And, I don't feel that we are alone in this situation, there has to be many other former pts out there that feel the same way we do. WE WERE TURNED AWAY (after 14 years of being a pt) NOT BY A DOCTOR BUT BY A FINANCIAL DIRECTOR AND OFFICE MANAGER. SO, THIS TELLS ME THAT THE ONLY REASON THAT WE WERE TURNED AWAY FOR FINANCIAL GAIN AND NOTHING MORE!!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Rauck is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • The Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard L Rauck accepts the following insurance providers.

  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Carolinas Pain Institute, 145 Kimel Park Dr Ste 330, Winston Salem, NC

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