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We have the ability to identify what treatment or treatments are best for you, then target each individual therapy for each individual patient.
– G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS

G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS

Advanced Heart Failure Specialist, Heart Transplant Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Where I See Patients
Duke Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiac Transplant Clinic - Durham, NC
We have the ability to identify what treatment or treatments are best for you, then target each individual therapy for each individual patient.
– G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS
My Locations
Duke Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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Duke Cardiac Transplant Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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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
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.89 out of 5
58 ratings, 6 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Fellowship
Cardiac Transplantation, Duke University Medical Center, 2002
Residency
Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1993-1998
Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1998-1999
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1999-2002
Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1993
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 my publications on PubMed
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)

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.

Industry Relationships
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.
  • Abbott (St. Jude Medical)
  • Alnylam Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cardionomic
  • Cytokinetics, Inc.
  • EBR Systems
  • InnoLife
  • LivaNova
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Merck
  • MyoKardia
  • Novartis
  • Relypsa
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • SC Pharma
  • SphingoTec
  • Stealth Biotherapeutics