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Don Duff, APN, DC, FNP-c

Advanced Practice Nurse, Spine Surgery


Don Duff began his spinal health career in private practice as a chiropractor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1990. While working extensively with orthopedic spine surgeons, Don Duff utilized his expertise in conservative spine management to provide appropriate alternatives to surgery when indicated. He also developed postoperative rehabilitation protocols to help patients manage their surgical recoveries and optimize outcomes.

Don Duff graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Adventist University, then completed his Doctor of Chiropractic training at Life University. He later completed graduate training at Southern Adventist, earning the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) credential. Don Duff currently has a dual practice as part of a group of spine care associates in Tennessee, and at NovoClinic in the Cayman Islands.

An advocate of a multidisciplinary approach to spinal care, Don Duff frequently presents at academic meetings and teaches across a variety of specialties, including co-development of a 12-hour CME course on the continuum of care for spinal health.


Don Duff is a member of the following societies:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP),

American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA)

North American Spine Society

Nursing and Midwifery Council Cayman Islands (NMC)

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