G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS

G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS

Advanced Heart Failure Specialist, Heart Transplant Specialist

4.86 out of 5  (50 ratings, 5 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. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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919-668-8919 Office number
919-668-7063
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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. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

My specialty is heart failure, especially advanced heart failure. We’re one of the largest heart transplant and mechanical support device programs in the world. We have vast experience, both in terms of medicine and surgery and all the things that go along with it. We have a level of expertise across the board, so you’re not just going to get pigeon-holed into one treatment that we happen to be good at. We have the ability to identify what treatment or treatments are best for you, then target each individual therapy for each individual patient. Many of the patients who come to see us have already seen other cardiologists, and many have been told there’s nothing more anybody can do. We try to take a fresh look at each person and we almost always find that there’s something we can do to help – maybe something simple like adjusting medications, or maybe a new device or adjustment of an existing device, or something more dramatic like a heart transplant or mechanical heart device.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1993
RESIDENCY
Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1993-1998
Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1998-1999
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1999-2002
FELLOWSHIP
Cardiac Transplantation, Duke University Medical Center, 2002
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research centers around developing new treatments and new "biomarkers" (blood tests to diagnosis and measure disease) for patients with heart failure. I am involved in many clinical trials of new treatments and diagnostics tools to help improve the care of patients with heart failure.

PUBLICATIONS
View G. Felker's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.86 out of 5 (50 ratings, 5 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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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.
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cardionomic
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • InnoLife
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Merck
  • MyoKardia
  • Novartis
  • Relypsa
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Stealth Biotherapeutics
  • Trevena Inc.