Furkan Yilmaz, MD
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In neurology, each case is an untold story. I'm dedicated to decoding the brain's language, weaving innovative solutions for hope and healing.
– Furkan Yilmaz, MD

Furkan Yilmaz, MD

Critical Care Specialist, Neurologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Raleigh Hospital - Raleigh, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
In neurology, each case is an untold story. I'm dedicated to decoding the brain's language, weaving innovative solutions for hope and healing.
– Furkan Yilmaz, MD

About Me

I am dedicated to exploring the complexities of the brain and delivering exceptional care as you embark on your neurological journey. As a double-board-certified professional in Neurology and Neurocritical Care, I excel in managing intricate neurological conditions. My focal point lies in optimizing patient outcomes and fostering robust partnerships with both patients and their families. Through respect and empathy, I strive to cultivate an environment where patients feel heard, understood, and actively engaged in their care strategies. My expertise encompasses a spectrum of neurological disorders, including stroke, neurotrauma, epilepsy and neuro-infections. My commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in neurology allows me to offer the latest evidence-based treatments to my patients. Recognizing the distinctive nature of each patient's journey, I prioritize patients as the primary source of information regarding their symptoms while I establish the foundation of our collaborative treatment approach. Punctuality and efficiency are core principles, as I am dedicated to promptly addressing patients' needs. I am eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to serve as your ally in your pursuit of neurological health.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak

Training and Education

Neurocritical Care, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Ohio), 2020-2022
Neurology, Cooper University Hospital (New Jersey), 2015-2019
Medical Doctor, Hacettepe School of Medicine (Turkey), 2009

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I focus on studying brain activity using EEG and its application in specific neurological conditions. My research aims to enhance diagnostic tools in neurology and neurocritical care by using Artificial Intelligence. I'm excited about how this could lead to quicker and more accurate diagnoses, ultimately helping patients get the right treatments sooner.

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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • 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 Connect Individual Family Plan
    • 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
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do 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

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.