Alissa Natalie Binford, PA-C
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I believe that my genuine love for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery is reflected in the compassionate care that I deliver to my patients.
– Alissa Natalie Binford, PA-C

Alissa Natalie Binford, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Board Certified
National Comm on Certif of Physician Assistants,
Where I See Patients
Southeastern Cardiology and Cardiovascular Clinic - Lumberton, NC
I believe that my genuine love for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery is reflected in the compassionate care that I deliver to my patients.
– Alissa Natalie Binford, PA-C
My Locations
Southeastern Cardiology and Cardiovascular Clinic
Southeastern Cardiology and Cardiovascular Clinic
2936 North Elm Street
Suite 102
Lumberton, NC 28358
About Me

I am a physician assistant specializing in the surgical treatment of cardiovascular and thoracic disease. I am particularly interested in carotid artery disease and peripheral vascular disease, but I treat a wide range of conditions. A substantial portion of my time is dedicated to surveillance imaging, specifically monitoring patients with mild/moderate vascular disease, including carotid stenosis, aortic aneurysm, and peripheral vascular disease. It brings me much joy to offer surgical services that were previously only available in Durham to the Lumberton community. This lifts a tremendous burden off of our patients and their loved ones. Having served 27 months in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps, I fully understand the unique challenges of working in an underserved area. I sincerely enjoy working in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, and I believe that my genuine love for the specialty is reflected in the compassionate care that I deliver to my patients. In my free time, you can find me running around my neighborhood in Lumberton, tackling a DIY project with my husband, or chasing after my 80lb Rhodesian Ridgeback, Tigist.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
National Comm on Certif of Physician Assistants,
Education
Master of Health Science, PA Certificate, Duke University, 2016
Master of Science, Health Systems Management, George Mason University, 2012
Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • 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 HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access 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
  • 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.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • 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 of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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 copayments, co–insurance, 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.

Industry Relationships
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