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I love caring for children and partnering with their parents, so I feel truly fortunate to have made pediatrics my life's profession.
– Elaine C. Matheson, PNP, DNP

Elaine C. Matheson, PNP, DNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Not Accepting New Patients
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Board Certified
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board,
Where I See Patients
Durham Pediatrics at Highgate Drive - Durham, NC
Durham Pediatrics at North Duke Street - Durham, NC
I love caring for children and partnering with their parents, so I feel truly fortunate to have made pediatrics my life's profession.
– Elaine C. Matheson, PNP, DNP
My Locations
Durham Pediatrics at Highgate Drive
5315 Highgate Drive
Durham, NC 27713-6623
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Durham Pediatrics at North Duke Street
2609 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27704-3048
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I have found the saying "find something that you love to do, and you never work a day in your life" to be true for me. I love caring for children and partnering with their parents, so I feel truly fortunate to have made pediatrics my life's profession. Furthermore, I am fortunate to be a part of the wonderful, caring providers and staff of Durham Pediatrics. I joined Durham Pediatrics in 1987 as a registered nurse. I returned to school while working to become a nurse practitioner, and then again recently to attain my doctorate of nursing practice. I currently wear three hats within Duke Primary Care: I am the practice medical director for Durham Pediatrics, I am director of advanced practice providers for Duke Primary Care, and my third hat - and my first love - is caring for patients at Durham Pediatrics. I am a native of the Boston area, and Durham has been my home for over 30 years. My husband and I love living here, especially since our children and our five grandchildren have made it their home as well!

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.73 out of 5
114 ratings, 15 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board,
Education
DNP, Duke University 2013
MSN, PNP, Duke University, 1996
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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