Dr. Paul Talerico, MD


Dr. Paul Talerico, MD, brings 30 years of experience to this practice. He grew up in a small town in upstate New York, then completed undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton in northeastern Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his M.D. degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

He is an active member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians, the International Spine intervention Society, and the North American Spine Society.

A resident of North Carolina for the past twenty five years, he lives in Clayton, with his wife and three sons.

After 30 years, he still gets deep satisfaction out of seeing his patients improve. And, while he recognizes that it is not possible for every single patient to improve, he will not concede this without first giving it his very best effort.

Tyler Smith, PT, DPT


Dr. Tyler Smith, PT, brings a variety of experience to Carolina Spine and Disc Center. Tyler grew up in Marietta, Ohio then received an undergraduate degree of Pre-Physical Therapy at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He then earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.

Tyler has spent time working with different patients in skilled nursing and outpatient clinics before joining the team at Carolina Spine and Disc Center. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. He receives much satisfaction from treating patients and seeing them improve their quality of life through physical therapy.

Tyler and his wife Hannah Smith have been residents of North Carolina for several years. They currently live near Raleigh, NC with their two cats Tweeter and Liz. In addition to spending time with his wife and pets, Tyler enjoys going to the beach and fitness at his local gym.

Inaam Talerico


After raising and homeschooling our 3 boys, I re-entered the work force as the office manager for Carolina Spine and Disc Center. These past 5 years have allowed me to get to know some of the nicest people ever, and to share their joy as they get better. I continue to serve on the board of directors of a local non-profit ministry that I founded 12 years ago. When not doing all that, I am very involved in my church and I enjoy cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Linda Miller


Linda Miller has worked in the health industry for over 10 years. Her experience in scheduling, administrative and troubleshooting brings a (looking for a word) approach to our center. Linda is the first friendly face you will see at our center.

Mariam Angulo


I have been in the medical field for 10 years. The medical field is my passion and I love being able to help patients feel better. I am new to Carolina Spine & Disc Center, but I love being a part of such a great team. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time at the beach, concerts and traveling.