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I enjoy building relationships with my patients and collaborating with them on how to best accomplish those goals with available therapies.
– Crystal C. Tyson, MD

Crystal C. Tyson, MD

Nephrologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Nephrology Hypertension Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Nephrology South Durham - Durham, NC
I enjoy building relationships with my patients and collaborating with them on how to best accomplish those goals with available therapies.
– Crystal C. Tyson, MD
My Locations
Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Nephrology Hypertension Clinic
3116 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27704
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Duke Nephrology South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I enjoy building relationships with my patients and making sure they are actively involved in setting goals for their health and collaborating on how to best accomplish those goals with available therapies. I promote lifestyle practices that lower blood pressure, slow the progression of chronic kidney disease, and enhance quality of life. To lead by example, I exercise on a regular basis by running with a local group and participating in fitness competitions with my husband. I also enjoy experimenting in the kitchen by creating healthier versions of traditional dishes.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.83 out of 5
90 ratings, 28 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, 2009-2012
Residency
Internal Medicine, St. John Hospital & Medical Center (Michigan), 2005-2008 (Chief Resident, 2008-2009)
Education
MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine (Michigan), 2005
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My main clinical interest is the treatment of high blood pressure. I am certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a high blood pressure specialist. My research focuses on identifying lifestyle strategies, such as diet and exercise, that lower blood pressure. I am also interested in developing ways to help patients become more successful at making healthy lifestyle choices.

Publications
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
    • 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 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 Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • 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 Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *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)

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Industry Relationships
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