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What has struck me about all of my patients is that they are very supportive of each other. They're very grateful for the help we can provide.
– Anna Mae E. Diehl, MD

Anna Mae E. Diehl, MD

Hepatologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Gastroenterology - Duke Clinic 2J - Durham, NC
Duke Specialty Infusion Center - Durham, NC
What has struck me about all of my patients is that they are very supportive of each other. They're very grateful for the help we can provide.
– Anna Mae E. Diehl, MD
My Locations
Duke Gastroenterology - Duke Clinic 2J
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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Duke Specialty Infusion Center
30 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-3000
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About Me

Liver disease is a disease that’s stigmatized. Many people are embarrassed to say they have liver disease, and that’s because liver disease is associated with alcoholism or drug abuse. But most people have liver disease that’s not related to those issues at all. People who smoke cigarettes get bad diseases, and we try not to stigmatize them. So it’s very difficult to be a patient with liver disease. They often feel isolated. But what has struck me about all of my patients is that they are very supportive of each other, and their families tend to be very supportive of them. They weather their condition with great grace, and they’re very grateful for the help we can provide. One of the things that distinguishes the gastroenterology division at Duke is that we have a very balanced faculty. Many programs specialize in one thing or another. Duke really covers the spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases. We have the breadth of general gastroenterologists, but we also have the sub-subspecialties.

Languages I Speak
English, French
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.94 out of 5
70 ratings, 18 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1981-1984
Residency
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1978-1981
Education
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC), 1978
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I have devoted my career to studying how to improve recovery from liver injury. This is important for patients with all types of liver disease, because the two main causes of death from liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer, can develop when repair of liver damage is defective. My basic research laboratory showed that certain inflammatory factors help the liver to regenerate. In addition, we discovered that processes that form the liver during fetal development become reactivated in injured adult livers and help them to regenerate. These discoveries are leading to novel ways to diagnose and treat patients with liver disease so that cirrhosis and liver cancer can be prevented. I lead a team of scientists and doctors who are extending this work to patients. We have active clinical research programs in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, sclerosing cholangitis and cirrhosis. In addition, I take care of patients with all kinds of liver disease.

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
    • 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 Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • 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)

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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.