David I. Ortiz-Melo, MD David I. Ortiz-Melo, MD

David I. Ortiz-Melo, MD

Nephrologist

4.9 out of 5  (120 ratings, 25 reviews)
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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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Contact
919-684-4476
Fax number
919-620-5300 Appointments
919-684-4476 Fax number
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.

Click to see a list of accepted insurance plansHide accepted insurance plans

Contact
919-684-4476 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I enjoy practicing nephrology and taking care of patients with kidney disorders. My clinical interests include management of uncontrolled high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney failure, and fluid and electrolyte disorders. I also have particular interest in the evaluation and management of kidney diseases affecting cancer patients (onco-nephrology).

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), 2004
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Wayne State University (Michigan), 2006-2009 (Chief Resident, 2009-2010)
FELLOWSHIP
Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, 2010-2014
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View David Ortiz-Melo's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (120 ratings, 25 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.