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About Integrated Pain Solutions

My name is Jerri Patterson, and I am a Nurse Practitioner and CEO of Integrated Pain Solutions (IPS).  Dr. Taylor and I had this wonderful idea to start a new and different pain clinic back in 2011, which came to fruition in February of 2012.  

We offered a variety of treatment modalities, including massage, chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy, and even an athletic trainer.  But unfortunately, we were ahead of the time because we could not get insurance companies to recognize the value of these integrated services. 

But as we grew and evolved, we found other services we could offer to allow our patients to become active participants in their care. We call these group visits, and our participants are active.  None of our providers can “fix you” and take away all of your pain alone.  But if you let us, we can educate you about your pain, help you modify your pain level, and offer cutting-edge treatment modalities to help alleviate your pain.  To better manage your pain requires us to become teammates. We are working together to share the responsibility of improving the quality of your life and your ability to function at your optimal level.

Our providers are top-notch people dedicated to treating chronic pain and have embraced our “non-pill mill” approach of teamwork and education.  Combined, we have over 100 hundred years of experience, and you will not find a more caring group of individuals with your best interest at heart.  You may not always agree with their plan, and that’s ok.  We will respect your opinion and hopefully negotiate a workable treatment option.  Remember, “one size doesn’t fit all,” so sometimes it may take trial and error to fine-tune our individualized plans.

Covid has made us change how we see our patients, and it isn’t an ideal situation.  But our goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Our Founders

 Dr. James Taylor, Founder


As a North Carolina licensed physician, I am certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. I am also a specialist in pain medicine.


I am the owner and president of Integrated Pain Solutions, PLLC, which operates eight pain clinics in eastern North Carolina.
The clinics see over 4,000 patients per month. I am also the owner and CEO of Carolina Medical Investments, LLC, a research and development company that produces CBD and other cannabinoid products under the brand name “ritualx.”


I received my medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. and completed my residency at the University of Utah, and internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in California.


I am  married, have three children, and live in Cary. 

Ms. Jerri Patterson, Co-Founder & CEO

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Cofounder of Integrated Pain Solutions, along with Dr. James Taylor.  We wanted to establish a multidisciplinary clinic where chronic pain patients could receive the best quality care in the community. 

I have been a nurse for over 50 years total, getting my diploma from Mercy School of Nursing in Charlotte, NC.   Then went on with my education after raising my children and obtained my Master's Degree in Nursing Administration from Duke University in 1991. 


I am proud of what we have been able to achieve at Integrated Pain Solutions and remain committed to providing quality care.  I assumed the role of CEO three years ago and we have continued to expand our number of clinics coinciding with an expansion of the type of services offered, now including mental health options.


In my spare time, I enjoy decorating my home and gardening.  

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