Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., M.P.H.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., M.P.H.

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2000
  • M.D., East Carolina University School of Medicine, 2004
  • M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, 2010
  • Internship, Univ Of Virginia Hospitals, 2005
  • Residency, Neurology, Univ Of Virginia Hospitals, 2008
  • Fellowship, Neurology, Harvard Medical School, 2011
  • Fellowship, Neurology, Harvard Medical School, 2012

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  • 1811101371
Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., M.P.H.

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Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Neurology

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Academic: 336-716-2357 | Department: 336-716-4101

Recent Publications

Minen M, Lindberg K, Wells RE, Suzuki J, Grudzen C, Balcer L, Loder E. Survey of opioid and barbiturate use among patients evaluated in a headache clinic [abstact]. Headache. 2015;55(Suppl 3):135.

Wayne PM, Walsh JN, Taylor-Piliae RE, Wells RE, Papp KV, Donovan NJ, Yeh GY. Effect of Tai Chi on cognitive performance in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(1):25-39.

Wells RE, Markowitz SY, Baron EP, Hentz JG, Kalidas K, Mathew PG, Halker R, Dodick DW, Schwedt TJ. Identifying the factors underlying discontinuation of triptans. Headache. 2014;54(2):278-289.

Wells RE, Smitherman TA, Seng EK, Houle TT, Loder EW. Behavioral and mind/body interventions in headache: unanswered questions and future research directions. Headache. 2014;54(6):1107-1113.

Mathew PG, Pavlovic JM, Lettich A, Wells RE, Robertson CE, Mullin K, Charleston L, Dodick DW, Schwedt TJ. Education and decision making at the time of triptan prescribing: patient expectations vs actual practice. Headache. 2014;54(4):698-708.

Wells RE, Burch R, Paulsen RH, Wayne PM, Houle TT, Loder E. Meditation for migraines: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Headache. 2014;54(9):1484-1495.

Wells RE, Kerr CE, Wolkin J, Dossett M, Davis RB, Walsh J, Wall RB, Kong J, Kaptchuk T, Press D, Phillips RS, Yeh G. Meditation for adults with mild cognitive impairment: a pilot randomized trial [letter]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(4):642-645.

Purohit MP, Wells RE, Zafonte RD, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Neuropsychiatric symptoms and the use of complementary and alternative medicine. PM R. 2013;5(1):24-31.

Burch R, Wells R. Pathophysiology of migraine [commentary]. Headache. 2013;53(2):420-422.

Wells RE, Yeh GY, Kerr CE, Wolkin J, Davis RB, Tan Y, Spaeth R, Wall RB, Walsh J, Kaptchuk TJ, Press D, Phillips RS, Kong J. Meditation's impact on default mode network and hippocampus in mild cognitive impairment: a pilot study. Neurosci Lett. 2013;556():15-19.

Wells RE, Burch R, Paulsen R, Wayne P, Aschenbrenner C, Houle TT, Eisenach JC, Loder E. Meditation for migraines: a pilot randomized controlled trial [abstract]. Cephalalgia. 2013;33(8 Suppl):96-97.

Wells RE, Loder E. Mind/Body and behavioral treatments: the evidence and approach. Headache. 2012;52(Suppl 2):70-75.

Bertisch SM, Wells RE, Smith MT, McCarthy EP. Use of relaxation techniques and complementary and alternative medicine by American adults with insomnia symptoms: results from a national survey. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012;8(6):681-691.

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Assistant Professor, Neurology

Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., M.P.H.

Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Neurology

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I cannot say enough good things about *Dr. Wells. She is a fantastic doctor who listens and really works to help find a solution to your problem.




Excellent physician. Spent a lot of time going over history and actually listened to concerns and answered questions directly and clearly. Very impressed


Very friendly explained things out of what we were going to try and find the problem.


*Dr. Wells is the BEST!


Comprehensive evaluation by very knowledgeable doctor who really seemed to care about my condition.


Dr. Wells has helped me out tremendously. She is so professional, yet you can tell she really cares about wanting to help her patients. She has worked her way through my case and has turned my life back around from where it was when I first walked into her office. Because of her my quality of life has returned.


I felt that Dr. Wells listened carefully and gave much thought to the treatment she prescribed.


We were impressed w/*Dr. Rebecca Wells - will definitely see her again.

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