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I enjoy partnering with patients to help them fully understand and successfully manage their disease, and I enjoy the challenge of diagnosis.
– Allison Dimsdale, DNP, AACC, FAANP, NP-C

Allison Dimsdale, DNP, AACC, FAANP, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

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Board Certified
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,
Where I See Patients
Duke Cardiology South Durham - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiology at Southpoint - Durham, NC
I enjoy partnering with patients to help them fully understand and successfully manage their disease, and I enjoy the challenge of diagnosis.
– Allison Dimsdale, DNP, AACC, FAANP, NP-C
My Locations
Duke Cardiology South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713-8507
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Duke Cardiology at Southpoint
6301 Herndon Rd
Durham, NC 27713-6315
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

After a fulfilling career in critical care nursing, I became a nurse practitioner (NP) who specializes in cardiology because I know what it is like to be the family member of a heart patient. I am fulfilled by partnering with my patients to help them fully understand and successfully manage their disease, and I enjoy the challenge of diagnosis. I work with an incredible team of physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurse colleagues who care for patients as they would their own family members. My career at Duke is varied and fulfilling: in addition to providing direct patient care, I manage and advocate for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the Advanced Practice Office, I mentor novice nurse practitioners, and I teach in the Duke University School of Nursing. We are a family of Nurse Practitioners - My oldest daughter is a Duke nurse practitioner, and my youngest is a UNC nurse practitioner. In my spare time, I am empty-nesting but enjoying my three dogs, and enjoy kayaking and restoring old houses.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.89 out of 5
102 ratings, 33 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,
Education
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Duke University School of Nursing, 2012
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Duke University School of Nursing, 2007
Diploma in Nursing, Watts School of Nursing (North Carolina), 1998
BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1985
CCRN - Critical Care Registered Nurse
CMC - Cardiac Medicine Certified
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area of designing and implementing effective interdisciplinary team care, and increasing access to medical care for patients. Other interests include learning more about preventing heart disease, and treating high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

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 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 Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • 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
  • Experience Health
  • 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
Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.