Debra L. Best, MD Debra L. Best, MD

Debra L. Best, MD

Pediatrician

4.9 out of 5  (164 ratings, 31 reviews)
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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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919-620-5333 Office number
919-572-6000
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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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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I’ve been a general pediatrician at Duke Children’s Primary Care since 2005. I was drawn to pediatrics because of the special relationships that I can build with children and their families over time. It is a great privilege to be involved in the care of a child from birth through adolescence and young adulthood. It is such a wonderful feeling when I see a patient who I have cared for since they were young graduate from high school or college. When caring for a child, I believe it is important to involve the parents or caregivers throughout all aspects of care. After all, they know their children best! Through the peaks of health to the difficulties of illness, I strive through each encounter to provide empathetic, supportive care and to be a steady resource for families. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and two boys. We enjoy cooking together, playing music and enjoying the outdoors.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Illinois), 2001
RESIDENCY
Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 2001-2004
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Debra Best's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (164 ratings, 31 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.