Audrey Walstrom, CCC-SLP, DMA, MA
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My job is to empower patients through education and tools for home practice, so they can get back to using their voices to do what they love.
– Audrey Walstrom, CCC-SLP, DMA, MA

Audrey Walstrom, CCC-SLP, DMA, MA

Speech Pathologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Otolaryngology South Durham - Durham, NC
Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
My job is to empower patients through education and tools for home practice, so they can get back to using their voices to do what they love.
– Audrey Walstrom, CCC-SLP, DMA, MA
My Locations
Duke Otolaryngology South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713-8507
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Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh
3480 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609-7376
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About Me

As a professional singer and voice teacher, I understand how important having a healthy, reliable voice can be to a person’s quality of life. I view the patient-provider relationship as that of partners in constant dialogue. My goal for each patient is to empower them with education and helpful tools that we explore together. I want my patients to eventually learn how to independently manage their vocal challenges. One of the most difficult aspects of a voice problem can be hopelessness - feeling there is nothing to be done about it. This is very rarely the case, and the relief that comes with finding a path forward can be transformational. I see myself as a consultant, counselor, and cheerleader for the patient during this process.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Education
Master of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology, Miami University (Ohio), 2017
Doctor of Musical Arts, Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati (Ohio), 2013
Master of Music, Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati (Ohio), 2009
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Rice University (Texas), 2007
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research interests include the singing voice and how to improve collaboration between singing teachers and clinical speech pathologists. Specifically, I have studied differences in how singing teachers and clinicians hear and describe disordered speaking voices. With my dual background as a clinician and singing teacher, I hope to improve communication between the two fields to make sure we are “speaking the same language” – to get better results for patients.

Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

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 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 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 Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • 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)

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 copayments, co–insurance, 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.

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.