Christopher M. White, MD
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I strive to provide my patients with, safe, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered care
– Christopher M. White, MD

Christopher M. White, MD

Colorectal Surgeon, General Surgeon, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon

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Accepting New Patients
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Where I See Patients
Central Carolina Surgery - Burlington - Burlington, NC
Central Carolina Surgery - Greensboro - Greensboro, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Colon/Rectal Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
I strive to provide my patients with, safe, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered care
– Christopher M. White, MD

About Me

I am an enthusiastic person and like to incorporate this energy into my visits. I have a broad practice, specializing in both general and colorectal surgery. Colorectal surgery is admittedly a unique path to choose. People often ask why I chose this field. What I find most attractive about this specialty is the long and meaningful relationships I cultivate with my patients. Caring for patients with diseases, such as cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, affords time to get to know patients as people. These long-term relationships help keep me in touch with the human side of medicine. I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery. With minimally invasive surgery, I am able to carry out major surgeries through much smaller incisions. This affords an easier recovery and is much less disruptive to the busy lives many of my patients lead. I have a very supportive family. In my free time, we enjoy spending time together as a family. My wife and I are born and raised Texans. We enjoy traveling as a family, spending time outdoors, fishing, and relaxing.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.84 out of 5
108 ratings, 8 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Colon/Rectal Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2017-2018
General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital, 2012-2017
MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2012

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I have a special interest in improving care of patients with colorectal cancer

View my publications on PubMed

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

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.