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Gastonia

Stephanie J. Plummer, DO

Special Interests

  • Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS)
  • Interventional Spinal Procedures
  • Non-operative spine and musculoskeletal care

Biography

Dr. Stephanie J. Plummer joined Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates as our first female Physiatrist in 2021. She has been practicing physiatry since 2013 in the Charlotte area and currently practices out of the Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates Ballantyne and Gastonia offices. As a physiatrist, Dr. Plummer practices a comprehensive approach to spine care that utilizes non-surgical treatment methods such as epidural spinal injections, trigger point injections, and facet blocks to treat back pain and joint pain. She also collaborates with our in-house physical therapy team to guide patients in achieving their individualized care plan goals.

Dr. Plummer attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at East Carolina University, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Brody School of Medicine and also completed an Interventional Spine Fellowship at Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas in Winston-Salem, NC. Her affiliations and memberships include American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, and Spine Intervention Society.

Dr. Plummer knew she wanted to become a physician by the time she applied to college. “Up until my sophomore year in high school, I was completely enamored with all things weather so my trajectory could have been to become a meteorologist,” Plummer said. “That all changed during my AP biology class– I loved the study of human anatomy and physiology. The combination of pursuing something I loved and getting to interact with people every day led me to set out and become a physician!”

Dr. Plummer has enjoyed mentoring and encouraging aspiring physicians to take full advantage of opportunities when they arise. She has found that maintaining a good work life balance keeps her career as a physician fresh and is still excited to show up to the clinic every day and take care of her patients. She said, “By keeping myself open to new experiences and diverse opportunities, I can better relate to my patients and think of creative ways to help them enhance their life that might be unique or more individually suited.” 

Dr. Plummer’s version of balance is staying in close touch with her family and friends; staying busy outside of work doing loved hobbies such as travel, running and other forms of exercise. If you are a patient of Dr. Plummer’s, feel free to ask her where her favorite marathon destination has been or about her side hobby flying planes as a pilot!

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Education

Fellowship - Interventional Spine Fellowship, Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas, Winston-Salem, NC

Residency - East Carolina University, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Brody School of Medicine

Internship 
- Delaware County Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA

Medical School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • North American Spine Society
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • Board Certification - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Stephanie Plummer, DO Video
12.31.1969

Stephanie Plummer, DO, completed an interventional spine fellowship and offers nonsurgical treatment of spine disorders.

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Podcast

Episode 42 - All About Radiofrequency Ablation for Spinal Arthritis With Dr. Stephanie Plummer