Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, MD, FACP, MHS Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, MD, FACP, MHS

Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, MD, FACP, MHS

Geriatric Medicine Specialist

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919-660-7517 Office number
919-471-3624
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Insurance

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.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

My practice helps older adults and their families deal with problems that often come with aging. While my research focuses on preventing falls and broken bones in older adults, I also care for people with memory loss, depression, weight loss, side effects from medications, incontinence, pain, difficulty getting around, and loss of independence. My clinic uses a team approach that includes a social worker, geriatric nurse specialist and geropsychiatrist. Instead of focusing on one problem at a time, we try to think about the whole person, making sure to understand the patient's goals and preferences, and helping to prioritize plans when there are many problems going on at once. It is a joy and privilege to work with older adults, and I especially love hearing stories accumulated over a lifetime. At home, I am a proud mother of two teenage boys and an active volunteer in our Boy Scout troop, church and community.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 1994
Master of Health Sciences, Duke University, 2001
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1997
FELLOWSHIP
Geriatric Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2000
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Cathleen Colon-Emeric's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) 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.
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Biscardia, LLC
  • Novartis