Alexander T. Limkakeng, MD, MHSc Alexander T. Limkakeng, MD, MHSc

Alexander T. Limkakeng, MD, MHSc

Emergency Medicine Specialist

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Contact
919-681-0196 Office number
919-681-8521
Fax number
919-681-0196 Office
919-681-8521 Fax number
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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Contact
919-681-0196 Office
919-681-8521 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am an emergency medicine physician because I love to help people. Emergency medicine is the one specialty that is not defined by an organ system but rather by a dimension – time. We also serve as a community health care resource. We provide care around the clock and for all conditions. The emergency department is, in many ways, the interface between the health care system and the outside world, and it is the only point of health care access for some. I like the acute problem-solving aspect of this job, the fact that I use everything I learned in medical school (and then some), the variety of people I get to meet, and the great team of people with whom I work. I also appreciate being able to help people when they are acutely ill and trying to find new ways to help others through education and research.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001
MHSc, Duke University, 2012
RESIDENCY
Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital (Illinois), 2005
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

As director of acute care research for the Duke Division of Emergency Medicine, I study a wide variety of conditions. The common theme is that they all have a time-sensitive component. in other words, something has to be done within a certain amount of time. We work with researchers from all over Duke to do this. For example, we recently participated in a large trial that showed that a less invasive way of caring for patients with severe infections was effective. We are also working together with infectious disease doctors to learn better ways to identify serious infections. We are working with other Duke specialists to study new treatments for stroke and heart failure. We are also working with surgeons to better understand how to help people who are seriously injured or ill from trauma. My personal interest is finding new ways to identify people who are having a heart attack, or are at risk for them in the future. In particular, I am interested in using blood tests to learn more about what happens to the heart when it doesn't get enough blood flow.

PUBLICATIONS
View Alexander Limkakeng's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.