Bradley P. Barnett, MD, PhD
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I view myself first and foremost as a partner in meeting the visual goals of each of my patients. I look forward to partnering with you to provide excellent and innovative care.
– Bradley P. Barnett, MD, PhD

Bradley P. Barnett, MD, PhD

Corneal Specialist, Ophthalmologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Eye Center - Durham, NC
I view myself first and foremost as a partner in meeting the visual goals of each of my patients. I look forward to partnering with you to provide excellent and innovative care.
– Bradley P. Barnett, MD, PhD
My Locations
Duke Eye Center
2351 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705-4699
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About Me

I treat patients with cataracts, corneal diseases, and ocular surface diseases, such as dry eye disease. I view myself first and foremost as a partner in meeting the visual goals of each of my patients. I was attracted to ophthalmology as people recognize their own symptoms prior to coming to visit me. This creates a unique relationship in which we can work together to alleviate symptoms interfering with you living your best life. I pride myself on providing transformative treatments in various forms of ocular surface disease. In the same way, I am wholly committed to achieving the visual goals of my patients using the latest cataract surgery techniques, including premium intraocular lenses to treat presbyopia and astigmatism. I am well versed in the most advanced laser vision correction surgery techniques for LASIK and PRK, as well as INTACS and corneal cross-linking. I also perform a variety of corneal transplantation techniques, including DSAEK, DMEK, PKP, and limbal stem cell transplantation. I look forward to partnering with you to provide the innovation and standard of excellence of Duke Eye Center.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Fellowship
Clinical Fellowship, University of California, San Diego/Shiley Eye Institute, 2018-2019
Residency
Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University/Wilmer Eye Institute (Maryland), 2014-2018
Education
MD, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), 2012
PhD, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), 2010
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research focuses on developing novel therapeutics and drug-delivery strategies to treat ocular surface disease, as well as novel devices and surgical procedures to advance the effectiveness and safety of keratoplasty and cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. I am an inventor on numerous awarded patents and numerous pending patents. I have extensively published in the fields of nanotechnology, biomaterials, and pharmacology, including manuscripts in Science and Nature Medicine. My work has been recognized with a Howard Hughes Medical Fellowship, a Pfeiffer Foundation Fellowship, and the Claes Dohlman Fellowship.

Insurance Accepted

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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 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
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Atlas Biomedical