Blake R. Boggess, DO
Accepting New Patients
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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, Primary Care Sports Medicine Doctor

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Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise
Where I See Patients
Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center - Durham, NC
Duke Orthopaedics Arringdon - Morrisville, NC
Duke Sports Medicine Green Level - Cary, NC
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
My goal is to help people get back to their activity and become healthy as soon as possible.
– Blake R. Boggess, DO

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.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Spanish

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Areas of Expertise

  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Hyaluronic Injections
  • Steroid Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Tendon Release Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Orthobiologics
  • Prolotherapy

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.83 out of 5
425 ratings, 58 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2004
Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2003
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.

Publications and Grants

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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • 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
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Marcus Foundation
  • Up to Date Inc