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What I most love about being a voice specialist is sharing knowledge with my patients.
– Cristen Paige, CCC-SLP, MS

Cristen Paige, CCC-SLP, MS

Speech Pathologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Duke Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, ENT, Oral Surgery Clinic - Clinic 1F - Durham, NC
What I most love about being a voice specialist is sharing knowledge with my patients.
– Cristen Paige, CCC-SLP, MS
My Locations
Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh
3480 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609-7376
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Duke Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, ENT, Oral Surgery Clinic - Clinic 1F
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About Me

What I most love about being a voice specialist is sharing knowledge with my patients. Having a clearer understanding of how the voice works and what happens when things go wrong often gives patients the confidence they need to begin the process of healing. The field of voice is broad, and I am grateful to be able to serve so many different patient populations. I draw upon my many years as a professional stage actor and singer when helping rehabilitate patients with a range of voice demands. Working with patients who require voice rehabilitation after head and neck cancer treatment is of particular interest to me. Outside of clinic, I enjoy lecturing to professionals and mentoring students. My current research interests include laryngeal movement disorders. Some of my personal interests are cooking, traveling, practicing yoga and singing.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.79 out of 5
56 ratings, 13 reviews
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Training and Education
Fellowship
Clinical Fellowship, Vanderbilt Voice Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Tennessee), 2013-2014
Education
Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2013
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research interests include laryngeal movement disorders, such as essential vocal tremor and spasmodic dysphonia. I co-authored "An Unusual Etiology of Vocal Tremor in a professional singer" (in press). I am currently investigating the rate of essential vocal tremor in a large cohort of patients. I presented on this topic at the 2017 Fall Voice Conference in Washington, D.C. I have had the unique advantage of being exposed to a large number of patients with essential vocal tremor. Consequently, I have become accustomed to what we appreciate as normal rate, that is, how fast the characteristic shaking of the voice occurs in this patient population. Scientifically establishing the rate of essential vocal tremor may be helpful in diagnosing and treating patients with this voice disorder.

Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

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 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 Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Select*
    • *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
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