Farr A. Curlin, MD Farr A. Curlin, MD

Farr A. Curlin, MD

Palliative Medicine Specialist

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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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Contact
919-684-0572
Fax number
919-684-0572 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.

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Contact
919-684-0572 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Palliative care is care oriented toward relief of difficult symptoms, usually but not always in patients with very advanced illness. Palliative medicine is a subspecialty of medicine that develops skills, expertise, techniques and practices to address difficult symptoms such as pain, nausea and breathlessness. The first thing I want to know from a patient is their story. Who are they, to whom do they belong, what’s their place, who do they love and who loves them? What has their life work been about? How have they experienced their illness? How has it changed, threatened and disrupted all of that. And I want to know what they hope for with the health and life that remains for them, and what stands most in the way of them being able to continue to live in relationship with those they love and complete the work they have left to do. Then I can use judgment and discernment to apply the interventions that palliative medicine makes possible to help them in that process.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I work with colleagues in the Trent Center and the Divinity School to develop opportunities for education and scholarship at the intersection of theology, medicine and culture. My work focuses on the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice—particularly the doctor-patient relationship, the moral and professional formation of physicians and practices of care for patients at the end of life.

PUBLICATIONS
View Farr Curlin's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Zoll Medical Corporation