Duke Endocrinology Clinic - Clinic 1A (2022)

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Type:Duke University Hospital Outpatient Department

Hospital-based clinics are an extension of Duke Health hospitals and have additional facility charges. Some insurance companies process bills with a deductible and coinsurance rather than as a co-pay as for an office visit. This may impact the amount of the bill you are responsible for after payment from your insurance plan. Check with your insurance company before your visit to determine what your responsibility will be.

Our endocrinologists offer endocrinology services for adults, including treatment for diabetes, thyroid disease, and other hormone-related disorders. We diagnose and treat a variety of endocrine-related conditions that impact your daily life and long-term health.

Clinic Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Closed Closed

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Duke Clinic
30 Duke Medicine Cir
Clinic 1A
Durham, NC 27710-3000

Appointments 919-620-5300 919-620-5300 Office919-668-5360

FaxOffice919-684-5743Referrals919-479-2661

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Clinic Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Closed Closed

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Endocrinology and Gender Medicine Services

Endocrinology Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Thyroid disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Endocrine cancer
  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Lipid disorders (cholesterol disorders)
  • Polycystic ovarysyndrome(PCOS)

Treatments and tests performed at this endocrinology clinic include:

  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Bone density scan
  • Hemoglobin A1c test
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring system management

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Accepted Insurance

Aetna

  • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
  • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
  • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
  • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Traditional Choice
  • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
  • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Aetna/CVS Health

Ambetter

  • Ambetter of North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
  • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
  • Blue Select
  • NC State Employees Health Plan
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

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Bright HealthCare

Cigna

  • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
  • Cigna Choice Plus
  • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in yourplan.

Duke Group Plans

  • Duke Basic
  • Duke Select

Experience Health

  • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan

First Health

Gateway Health Alliance

Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization

  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization plans*
  • *This plan is only accepted at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke HomeCare & Hospice.

Healthgram

Humana

  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees

MedCost

Medicare

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  • First Medicare Direct
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B

MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems

NC Medicaid

  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
  • Carolina Complete Health
  • Healthy Blue
  • NC Medicaid Direct
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • WellCare of North Carolina

Optima Health

  • FAMIS*
  • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
  • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
  • Optima Plus (PPO)
  • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

TRICARE

  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Select

United Healthcare

  • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
  • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
  • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
  • All Savers Alternate Funding
  • All Savers Fully Insured
  • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
  • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
  • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
  • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
  • United Healthcare Option PPO
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
  • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Preparing For Your Visit

Download aPDF guidethat includes information onwhat to expect during your visit.

Give yourself plenty of time to get to your appointment. Your doctor may ask you to arrive early so that you can have lab tests completed before your examination. Even if this is not the case, we suggest that you should allow about 45 minutes to get to your appointment in addition to your travel time to Durham. This will allow you sufficient time topark, locate the building, get to the particular clinic you're visiting, and register.Duke Clinic is approximately a quarter of a mile from the nearest parking deck. Please note that appointments may be subject to being rescheduled upon late arrivals.

Informal clothing and comfortable shoes are appropriate attire for your visit.

Accessibility Services

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We provide equal access for all people and offer a range of free accessibility services to patients and visitors who need them.

Interpreter Services

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Free interpreter services can be provided for patients who prefer to communicate in a language other than English.

Address

Duke Clinic
30 Duke Medicine Cir
Clinic 1A
Durham, NC 27710-3000

Parking

Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage:

  • Located at 302 Trent Drive and features climate-controlled, enclosed walkway to Duke Clinic. A free shuttle is located just outside the garage to escort you to the Duke Medicine Pavilion entrance. This parking garage is most convenient for patients and visitors going to the Duke Medicine Pavilion, Duke Cancer Center, and Duke Clinic.
  • Cost: $2 per hour or a maximum $8 per day.

Additional Parking Information:

  • Parking for oversized vehicles is located adjacent to the Duke University Hospital parking deck. To obtain a pass for an oversized vehicle, call 919-684-7275.
  • Discount parking tickets are available for $5.00 and are good for free parking on one calendar day. They can be purchased at all medical center gift shops or Duke Parking, which is located on the ground floor of Duke Clinic on Trent Drive. The tickets are good at either garage. Contact Duke Parking Services at 919-684-7275.
  • Valet parking is also available at the entrance to Duke Clinic, Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm for $9 per visit.
  • Duke Parking Services can be contacted at: 919-684-7275.
  • Watch a video on how to use the parking stations.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation Text

Plan your trip to Duke Endocrinology Clinic - Clinic 1A through GoDurham bus routes 6, 11, 11B, and 20 or GoTriangle bus routes 400, 405, and DRX (Durham-Raleigh Express). The closest bus stops are Trent Dr at Duke Hospital South, Duke Hospital, Erwin Rd at Research Dr, and Erwin Rd at Emergency Dr. If you have trouble accessing these routes, visit GoDurham Access and GoTriangle Access to check if you meet the ADA eligibility for accessible transit programs.

Duke Transit provides free bus service to the Duke University Medical Center campus for students, employees, patients, and visitors. See maps of bus routes.

FAQs

What does an endocrinologist DO? ›

Endocrinologists specialize in glands and the hormones they produce which affect important processes that control metabolism, blood pressure, cholesterol, hunger, thirst, body temperature and more.

How do I see an endocrinologist? ›

Typically, you'll see an endocrinologist in an outpatient setting after being referred by your primary care doctor. However, an endocrinologist could be called in to consult during an inpatient visit if there are concerns about an underlying hormone-related disorder.

What are 3 types of endocrine disorders? ›

Some of the most common types of endocrine disorders include:
  • Menopause.
  • Diabetes.
  • Addison's disease.
  • Cushing's disease.
  • Graves' disease.
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis.
  • Hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism.
  • Prolactinoma.

What are signs of endocrine problems? ›

Symptoms of Endocrine Disorders
  • Fatigue.
  • Changes in vision.
  • Excessive hunger and thirst.
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Constant urination.
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss.
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Why would you be referred to an endocrinologist? ›

If your primary healthcare provider suspects your body may be having issues with certain hormones, they may have you see an endocrinologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. An endocrinologist could also be part of a team of healthcare providers to treat certain conditions such as cancers and fertility issues.

Why does an endocrinologist look at your hands? ›

The examination of the hand and nails can lead to a number of diagnoses. Some of these include liver disease (Terry's nails), kidney disease (Lindsay's nails), lung disease (nail clubbing), endocarditis and many others.

When should a woman see an endocrinologist? ›

Endocrinologists typically treat:

Symptoms include sudden weight change, heart rate fluctuation, swelling of the neck, mood or energy swings, hair loss. Pituitary Problems – i.e., Diminished fertility and libido, hair loss. Adrenal problems. Chronic, worsening fatigue and muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and weight ...

What is the most common endocrine problem? ›

In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes. Hormone supplements can help if the problem is too little of a hormone.

What is the most common female endocrine disorder? ›

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder in women.

What is the most common hormonal disorder? ›

Diabetes — The most common hormonal disorder in the United States is diabetes. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — This is the main cause of infertility.

Is endocrine disease curable? ›

Many common endocrine problems cannot be cured but can be effectively treated with medication and/or lifestyle change. Diabetes is the prime example of this.

What happens to the body when the endocrine system fails? ›

Without your endocrine glands — and the hormones they release — your cells wouldn't know when to do important things. For instance, your bones wouldn't get the message that it's time for you to grow and get bigger.

Why would I be referred to an endocrinologist? ›

If your primary healthcare provider suspects your body may be having issues with certain hormones, they may have you see an endocrinologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. An endocrinologist could also be part of a team of healthcare providers to treat certain conditions such as cancers and fertility issues.

What will an endocrinologist do on a first visit? ›

The doctor will begin by taking your vitals and assessing your weight and height. They will also check your blood sugar level if you or another member of your family has diabetes, though this doesn't happen every time. The endocrinologist will then perform a check-up to ensure you have no abnormalities on your body.

When should a woman see an endocrinologist? ›

Endocrinologists typically treat:

Symptoms include sudden weight change, heart rate fluctuation, swelling of the neck, mood or energy swings, hair loss. Pituitary Problems – i.e., Diminished fertility and libido, hair loss. Adrenal problems. Chronic, worsening fatigue and muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and weight ...

Why does an endocrinologist look at your hands? ›

The examination of the hand and nails can lead to a number of diagnoses. Some of these include liver disease (Terry's nails), kidney disease (Lindsay's nails), lung disease (nail clubbing), endocarditis and many others.

What is the most common disorder of the endocrine system? ›

In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes. Hormone supplements can help if the problem is too little of a hormone.

What hormones do endocrinologists test? ›

Several tests, primarily a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) assessment, can show how well your thyroid is working. Other tests can assess for parathyroid conditions. Blood tests for luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) can help to detect female hormonal issues.

What questions should I ask an endocrinologist? ›

Top Questions To Ask Your Endocrinologist
  • Is My Diabetes Under Control To Meet My Goals? ...
  • Are There Any Concerns With My Bloodwork? ...
  • Are There Ways To Improve My Diet? ...
  • What Do I Have To Do To Avoid Complications? ...
  • Is This the Right Doctor for Me?
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What are some common endocrine disorders? ›

5 Most Common Endocrine Disorders
  • Diabetes. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder in the United States. ...
  • Thyroid Disorders. Thyroid disorders follow closely behind diabetes in the United States. ...
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) ...
  • Low Testosterone. ...
  • Osteoporosis.

How does an endocrinologist check your thyroid? ›

An endocrinologist who treats people with endocrine gland problems like thyroid disease, or a specially trained radiologist, will place a needle through the skin and use ultrasound to guide the needle to the nodule. Small samples of tissue from the nodule will be sent to a lab for testing.

Can an endocrinologist help with weight loss? ›

Endocrinologists, who are specialists in hormones and metabolism, can evaluate and treat obesity as well as weight-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. They can prescribe anti-obesity medications and care for you throughout your weight journey.

How do you fix hormonal imbalance? ›

The following strategies may help:
  1. Getting enough sleep. Sleep may be among the most important factors for hormonal balance. ...
  2. Avoiding too much light at night. ...
  3. Managing stress. ...
  4. Exercising. ...
  5. Avoiding sugars. ...
  6. Eating healthy fats. ...
  7. Eating lots of fiber. ...
  8. Eating plenty of fatty fish.

Can an endocrinologist help with hormone imbalance? ›

An endocrinologist can diagnose and treat hormone problems and the complications that arise from them. Hormones regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions.

What fingers can tell you about your health? ›

"Red palms can indicate liver disease. Knobbly knuckles, especially on the lower finger joints, can indicate that a patient has rheumatoid arthritis, and the colour of the creases in the hand, as well as the redness behind the finger nail, can indicate whether someone is anaemic."

Why do doctors squeeze your fingers? ›

It is used to monitor dehydration and the amount of blood flow to tissue.

Why do doctors ask you to squeeze their fingers? ›

This test is used to determine whether your fingers or thumbs flex involuntarily in response to certain triggers. The way that your fingers or thumbs react may be a sign of an underlying condition affecting your central nervous system.

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