Christopher A. Jones, MD, FAAHPM, MBA
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My goal is to help those living with serious illness to be able to do the things they enjoy.
– Christopher A. Jones, MD, FAAHPM, MBA

Christopher A. Jones, MD, FAAHPM, MBA

Palliative Medicine Specialist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Raleigh Hematology Oncology Clinic - Raleigh, NC
Duke Raleigh Palliative Care Clinic - Raleigh, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
My goal is to help those living with serious illness to be able to do the things they enjoy.
– Christopher A. Jones, MD, FAAHPM, MBA

About Me

I started my health care career during college as a nursing assistant in a nursing home in Pennsylvania. During my training at Brown University, I came to discover that my true passion was caring for people with serious illness and spent the first decade of my career in hospitals, providing palliative services to patients admitted to the floors or intensive care units. Since then, missing longer-term relationships with patients, I've spent more time on the outpatient side of palliative care, working to partner with those with serious or advanced illnesses to help make life better. Whether treating pain, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, fatigue, poor appetite, poor sleep, or any other symptoms making people feel lousy, I aim to use medicines and non-medicine strategies to improve quality of life and function. I also support everyone's Plan A of getting better and back to normal life and Plan B if things don't go as we hope. Helping someone become well enough to take a trip to the beach or the mountains or play a bit more with their kids or grandkids is what makes me tick!

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Spanish

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.96 out of 5
118 ratings, 29 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Fellowship
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Duke University, 2010-2011
Geriatric Medicine, Duke University, 2009-2010
Residency
Internal Medicine, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, 2006-2009
Education
MBA, East Carolina University (North Carolina), 2017
MD, Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania), 2006

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I study ways to help people to make their medical wishes available to their families and loved ones. I also help other palliative care and hospice programs to improve the services they provide to their patients and get paid for the work that they do.

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

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