Amanda K. Suggs, MD
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I love that I can use my science and math upbringing to help patients of all ages and backgrounds.
– Amanda K. Suggs, MD

Amanda K. Suggs, MD

Dermatologic Surgeon, Dermatologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
Where I See Patients
Duke Dermatologic Laser Center - Clinic 3J - Durham, NC
Duke Lightner Dermatology - Raleigh, NC
I love that I can use my science and math upbringing to help patients of all ages and backgrounds.
– Amanda K. Suggs, MD

My Locations

40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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11081 Forest Pines Dr
Raleigh, NC 27614-7656
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About Me

Math and physics have been a part of my life since my youth. I am the product of two STEM professors who made science fun! Outgrown bicycles and toys were used for teaching and discovery. Science fair projects were thought-out family events. I have continued the family legacy with a slightly different twist: my expertise is in laser surgery and other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. What is my favorite part about my job? I love that I can use my science and math upbringing to help patients of all ages and backgrounds. I treat a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea, acne, sun damage, scars, birthmarks, and melasma. Even though I am a dermatologist, the outdoors is my happy place. My family and I are avid runners and triathletes. We enjoy exploring the North Carolina terrain whenever possible (with lots of sunscreen of course).

Languages I Speak
English

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Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
Fellowship
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery, Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center (Texas), 2018-2019
Photomedicine Research Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University (Ohio), 2013-2015
Residency
Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (Ohio), 2015-2018
Internal Medicine Internship, Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), 2012-2013
Education
MD, University of Miami (Florida), 2012

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I love research, science, and innovation! I study how lasers and other light-based devices can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. I have a particular interest in studying treatment options for sun damage, rosacea, scars, and birthmarks.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed

Insurance Accepted

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

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

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • 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 Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Select*
    • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

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.

External 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 reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.