Bridget F. Koontz, MD Bridget F. Koontz, MD

Bridget F. Koontz, MD

Radiation Oncologist

4.8 out of 5  (40 ratings, 5 reviews)
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919-668-5213 Office number
919-470-8614
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. 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

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Duke is a wonderful place that brings together expertise in treating cancer along with the individual attention that cancer patients deserve. Duke Regional Hospital is a hidden treasure within the Duke Cancer Institute. We staff it with the very best nurses and therapists that Duke can provide. Our goal is to provide the highest quality cancer care in a small, quiet and peaceful setting where patients can feel comforted seeing the same faces every day. We know your name. We remember your story. We try to make the impact of cancer on your life as small as it can be. I really like knowing I made a difference – whether it be a cure or alleviating pain and fear. That’s my favorite part of any experience with one of my patients. When I first meet someone and explain what they’re going through and what they can expect down the road, I can see relief in their eyes. They know there’s a plan and it's rewarding to know I have helped that person.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 2002
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, UNC Hospitals, 2002-2003
Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2003-2007
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I balance clinical research and laboratory research that can be translated into improvements in treatment for cancer patients, particularly those with prostate cancer. The overarching goal of this research is to reduce the side effects of radiation therapy and to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. This includes clinical trials that optimize and, where possible, safely reduce cancer treatment. We also are studying the mechanisms of erectile dysfunction caused by radiotherapy. Finally, I am focusing attention on how to improve the cancer survivor experience and maximize quality of life after cancer.

PUBLICATIONS
View Bridget Koontz's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (40 ratings, 5 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.