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My special interest is the care of women with medical conditions during pregnancy.
– Andra H. James, MD, MPH

Andra H. James, MD, MPH

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Where I See Patients
Duke Birthing Center - Durham, NC
Duke Perinatal Consultants of Burlington - Burlington, NC
Duke Perinatal Consultants of Cary - Cary, NC
Duke Perinatal Consultants of Durham and Fetal Diagnostic Center - Durham, NC
My special interest is the care of women with medical conditions during pregnancy.
– Andra H. James, MD, MPH

My Locations

2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27710-4699
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1240 Huffman Mill Rd
Burlington, NC 27215-8700
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600 New Waverly Pl
Cary, NC 27518-7404
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About Me

I am an OB-GYN and a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and high-risk obstetrics. My special interest is the care of women with medical conditions during pregnancy. Although my research and publications pertain to the care of women with blood disorders (thrombosis and thrombophilia), bleeding disorders (including von Willebrand disease), platelet disorders (including ITP), and sickle cell disease, I see women with lupus, heart disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions as well. I not only see women during pregnancy, but value the opportunity to meet with women and their partners prior to pregnancy for preconception consultation.

Languages I Speak
English

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.75 out of 5
30 ratings, 10 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellowship
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1997-2000
Residency
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1997
Education
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1993
MPH, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), 1977

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I study the impact of blood disorders on reproduction with the ultimate goal of improving pregnancy and other health outcomes for affected women. I have directed or collaborated on projects ranging from basic science to epidemiological investigations. My most recent studies have been a pilot randomized trial of low-molecular-weight heparin to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism postpartum; a study of bleeding during pregnancy; and, a study of von Willebrand levels in postpartum women.

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
    • 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.

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External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Advanced Health Media
  • MedThink (For American Regent)
  • North Pointe Meetings (for American Regent)