Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH
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I enjoy the breadth of family medicine and the depth of the relationships that the field allows me to form with patients.
– Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH

Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Doctor

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Board Certified
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Family Medicine Center - Durham, NC
I enjoy the breadth of family medicine and the depth of the relationships that the field allows me to form with patients.
– Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH
My Locations
Duke Family Medicine Center
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705-3941
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About Me

When I was a boy, I dreamed of becoming a simple country doctor. Although today I am not so much "in the country", that kind of doctor is who I am at heart. I enjoy the combination of the breadth of family medicine with the depth of the relationships the field allows me to form with patients of all ages and from all walks of life. I am particularly interested in cardiovascular disease prevention and helping patients manage hypertension (high blood pressure). Men's health is another area of interest, and I try to role model a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly and eating a healthful diet. I also offer no needle, no scalpel vasectomies at Duke Family Medicine Center. My research focuses on hypertension, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and obesity prevention. I enjoy traveling and taking time to appreciate the beauty and wonder around us.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Fellowship
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004-2006
Residency
Family Medicine, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, 1996-1999
Education
MD, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, 1996
MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2006
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I study high blood pressure, and in my research projects, we often use methods to measure blood pressure outside the office setting. One such method is ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, in which the patient or participant wears a monitor for 24 hours. With this technique, we gain a much better understanding of a person's blood pressure pattern, including blood pressure during sleep and during work.

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
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