Robert B. Wilson, II, MD
Medical Director, Pain Management Specialist
Our Medical Director, Dr. Robert Wilson, II, is the founder of Piedmont Interventional Pain Care. For over 15 years, he has proudly served patients in Salisbury and greater Rowan County region. Dr. Wilson is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Wilson completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
He is trained in the latest pain management techniques and therapies and was the first in the Southeastern United States to implant a spinal cord stimulation system with a three lead array. Dr. Wilson most recently was the first in the greater Charlotte region to offer the mild Procedure to patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
He is an active advocate for the prevention of opioid abuse and serves on the Opioid Task Forces for: The Department of Health and Human Services, the Industrial Commission, NC Medical Board and the NC Medical Society.
Additionally, Dr. Wilson is the President-Elect of the Pain Society of the Carolinas (PSOC). A long-standing member of the PSOC, he has also served as Chairman of the Government Advocacy Committee.
Dr. Wilson is an avid speaker providing information to the public and medical professionals about the latest interventional pain treatments.
Dr. Wilson began his medical career as a Critical Care Nurse and then worked several years as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. At the age of 34, he started medical school at the University of Oklahoma and nine years later, started his practice in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Dr. Wilson has been married for 42 years. He and his wife, Sharon, have two grown children and are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren.
Kris Watson, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant
Kris Watson brings nine years of orthopedic experience to Piedmont Interventional Pain Care. His expertise includes joint pain, orthopedic injuries and sports medicine. Kris prefers to take a non-surgical approach to orthopedic pain when possible. He provides evaluation, joint injections and other treatment options for patients with joint pain involving the shoulders, knees, elbows and hands.
Kris’ philosophy to patient care is that there is no one solution to every condition, so he gets to know his patients as individuals, listening to their particular situation and needs.
Having earned both a bachelor of arts in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and bachelor of health science from Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Kris is certified by the American Academy of Physicians Assistants.
When he isn’t working, Kris enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Megan Waninger, MPAS, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant
Megan Waninger, MPAS, PA-C, has worked in both family practice and pain medicine. Megan provides patient assessment and develops customized pain care plans for our patients. She is experienced in providing many in-office pain management procedures including joint and peripheral nerve injections.
After earning her undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, Megan completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She later earned her Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies at South College, Knoxville, Tennessee. Megan is certified by the American Academy of Physicians Assistants.