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I am invested in helping my patients succeed in improving and maintaining their health.
– Debra Kohlman-Trigoboff, ACNP-BC, CVN

Debra Kohlman-Trigoboff, ACNP-BC, CVN

Nurse Practitioner

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Where I See Patients
Duke Cardiology South Durham - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiology at Southpoint - Durham, NC
I am invested in helping my patients succeed in improving and maintaining their health.
– Debra Kohlman-Trigoboff, ACNP-BC, CVN
My Locations
Duke Cardiology South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27713-8507
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Cardiology at Southpoint
6301 Herndon Road
Durham, NC 27713-6315
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

My training includes work in cardiac surgery, trauma critical care, coronary care units, vascular surgery, wound center and now in cardiology. I bring comprehensive experience to the patients who have both cardiac and vascular diseases. As a nurse practitioner, I think I bring a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care while working very closely with the vascular cardiologists. The vascular cardiologists are experienced in managing patients with both cardiac and vascular issues. As a team, we provide medical and interventional management of both heart and vascular diseases. I work with a team consisting of four physicians and two nurse clinicians. The entire team is a very respectful and caring group who work very hard to improve the lives of our patients. The thing that keeps me going in clinical work is that I love working with patients. You get so attached to them and their struggle to overcome whatever cardiac or vascular issue they face. You are invested in helping your patients succeed in improving and maintaining their health. That’s what really makes a difference.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.86 out of 5
283 ratings, 58 reviews
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Training and Education
Education
Post-masters certificate for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Maryland
MSN, University of Maryland
BSN, University of San Diego
Diploma in Nursing, Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing (Pennsylvania)
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I participate in cardiovascular research, as well as care for patients with peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery stenosis, abdominal aortic aneurysms, venous insufficiency, renal artery or mesenteric artery stenosis, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, and cardiovascular risk factor management.

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)

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.

Industry Relationships
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