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My goal is to help people get back to their activity and become healthy as soon as possible.
– Blake R. Boggess, DO

Blake R. Boggess, DO

Sports Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Practice
Where I See Patients
Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center - Durham, NC
Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road - Durham, NC
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute - Durham, NC
My goal is to help people get back to their activity and become healthy as soon as possible.
– Blake R. Boggess, DO
My Locations
Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center
120 East Carver Street
Durham, NC 27704-2700
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Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC 27703-0016
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

As a sports medicine physician, my role in the Department of Duke Orthopaedics is to take care of patients who are injured or in pain that do not need surgery. I first became interested in sports medicine as an athlete in college. I noticed that several of my teammates and I had injuries and needed help but never needed surgery. I have always been fascinated by how our bodies work and heal. Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal themselves. At Duke, we have great surgeons that could repair or replace almost anything. My goal is to help people get back to their activity and become healthy as soon as possible without using surgery. This can be done with ultrasound guided procedures such as injections of corticosteroids, platelet rich plasma or PRP and stem cells. Minimally invasive procedures can reduce pain and cost as well as get people back to their sports and activities faster.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.81 out of 5
453 ratings, 113 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Practice
Fellowship
Sports Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2004
Residency
Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2003
Education
DO, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Illinois), 2000
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My clinical and research interests are musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine and non-operative orthopedics. I teach and perform procedures that help your body heal itself. These include PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections and non-scalpel tendon procedures. My goal is to make musculoskeletal injections as painless and helpful as possible. I am a recognized leader in educating other physicians in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound and other non-operative techniques. I have directed more than 14 musculoskeletal ultrasound courses and have given more than 54 lectures nationally and internationally about non-operative orthopedic medicine.

Clinical Trials
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)

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 co-payments, co–insurances, 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
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