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When I meet with a patient, I inform them about what the options are and help them make a decision.
– Eugene C. Kovalik, MD

Eugene C. Kovalik, MD

Nephrologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Med, Nephrology
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Nephrology Clinic - Clinic 2B/2C - Durham, NC
Duke Nephrology Clinic Roxboro - Roxboro, NC
When I meet with a patient, I inform them about what the options are and help them make a decision.
– Eugene C. Kovalik, MD

My Locations

40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Nephrology Clinic Roxboro
615 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573-4629
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

I take care of people with complicated hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney diseases, and dialysis treatments. My niche is taking care of pregnant women with kidney diseases and hypertension, as well as complicated hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and dialysis in the hospital setting. I also take care of long-term follow-ups for patients who have had a kidney transplant. When I meet with a patient, I inform them about what the options are and help them make a decision. The kidney center here at Duke is nationally well-known, and we see patients from all over, including international patients. I always want my patients to know I am available for them, either through MyChart or if they call the office and ask a question; they'll usually get an answer within 24 hours.

Languages I Speak
English, French, Spanish

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.91 out of 5
154 ratings, 25 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Nephrology
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
Residency
Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1987-1990
Endocrinology, Duke University Medical Center, 1990-1991
Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, 1991-1993
Education
MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Canada), 1987

Clinical Focus and Research

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 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 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 of North Carolina
    • 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

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