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Seeing the patient happy is the favorite part of my job, seeing people back up on their feet and walking around the neighborhood.
– Ashley N. Grimsley, PA-C, MHS

Ashley N. Grimsley, PA-C, MHS

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant

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Board Certified
National Comm on Certif of Physician Assistants
Where I See Patients
Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road - Durham, NC
Duke Orthopaedics of Apex - Apex, NC
Seeing the patient happy is the favorite part of my job, seeing people back up on their feet and walking around the neighborhood.
– Ashley N. Grimsley, PA-C, MHS

My Locations

4709 Creekstone Dr
Durham, NC 27703-0016
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1545 Orchard Villas Ave
Apex, NC 27502-4321
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About Me

Most of the patients I see come in with hip and knee arthritis. We start with X-rays and other evaluations, then work to treat the situation with something conservative all the way to surgical. It’s all tailored specifically for each patient, and it depends on what type of treatment they have had in the past, how debilitated they are and how quickly we need to get them back on their feet. My approach is conservative. We’ll try injections and medicines first. If they don’t work, then surgery is an option. Duke is a great choice for patients, because we take the time to evaluate each one. We don’t just look at an X-ray and say you need surgery right away. We sit and talk with the patient about their concerns. Growing up, I was a gymnast. I always wanted to do something in sports medicine, which led me into orthopedics. Seeing the patient happy is the favorite part of my job, seeing people back up on their feet and walking around the neighborhood.

Languages I Speak
English

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.88 out of 5
630 ratings, 121 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
National Comm on Certif of Physician Assistants
Education
MHS, Duke University
BS, Physician Assistant Studies, East Carolina University, 2002
BSPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Clinical Focus and Research

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

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