Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. John Liguori, MD

John Liguori, MD, MS, FAAPM&R is the Medical Director of the Coastal Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Liguori is board certified in PM&R and a board examiner for the specialty. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and is board certified by the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Liguori obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey, a Master of Science degree from Rutgers University, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree form Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins University and the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Ben Wall, MD
Ben Wall, MD, MSPH, FAAPM&R obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Wake Forest University, a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. He completed his specialty training at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified in PM&R and PAIN. Dr. Wall is a member of the International Spinal Injection Society and has special interests in fluoroscopic pain management. 2005 President North Carolina Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation President-Elect the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society.

Dr. Peter Gemelli, MD

Peter Gemelli, MD is a fellowship trained pain managment doctor specializing in fluoroscopically guided injections of the lumbar and cervical regions. Dr. Gemelli completed medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at East Carolina University and is fellowship trained though Non-Surgical Orthopedics in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. Gemelli has special interests in interventional pain management, back and neck care, Electromyography, and workers compensation

Laura Ivey, MSPAS, PA-C

Laura Ivey, MSPAS, PA-C earned a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from the Medical University of South Carolina in August 2011. Prior to that, Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Lindsay Wilson, MPAS, PA-C

Lindsay Wilson, MPAS, PA-C joined our practice in March of 2014. Lindsay previously worked in spine and orthopedic practices in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Lindsay received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Science in Physician Studies from Missouri State University.

Erica Christensen, PAC earned her Associate Degree in Laboratory Technology from Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, NC. Erica earned her BS in Physician Assistant Studies at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. She received her Masters Degree with focus on PM&R from the University of Nebraska distance learning program. Erica is a member of the Cape Fear Chapter of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistant as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Erica treats patients with Dr. Liguori at the New Hanover Regional Hospital’s Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly Coastal Rehabilitation Hospital).