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When I meet with a family, I try and put them at ease by explaining what's going on with their child's heart in simple terms.
– Gregory H. Tatum, MD

Gregory H. Tatum, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Specialty Services of Greensboro - Greensboro, NC
When I meet with a family, I try and put them at ease by explaining what's going on with their child's heart in simple terms.
– Gregory H. Tatum, MD

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About Me

I am a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in imaging children’s hearts. Doctors usually refer patients to me due to a specific concern about a child’s heart health. These concerns could include heart murmurs, passing out or chest pain. When I meet with a family, I try and put them at ease by explaining what’s going on with their child’s heart in simple terms. I decided to pursue medicine after I had the chance to travel to Honduras as a translator for a medical group. I enjoyed working with the patients and doctors on that trip so much that I decided my future was in medicine. My time outside of work is dedicated to my two school aged boys, which means I spend a lot of time either watching them play sports, playing sports with them or taking them to see sporting events.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.88 out of 5
88 ratings, 19 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, UNC Hospitals, 2002-2003
Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pennsylvania), 2003-2006
Residency
Pediatrics, UNC Hospitals, 1999-2002
Education
MD, Mayo Medical School (Minnesota), 1999

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research interests are related to echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart). I have been involved in studies trying to improve our ability to accurately detect certain diseases such as heart transplant rejection or pulmonary hypertension (elevated blood pressure in the lungs) by echocardiography. I also have been involved in studies involving fetal echocardiography to determine if we can determine which babies with congenital heart disease can safely spend time with their families immediately after delivery.

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 Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • 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*
    • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

    • 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.

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External Relationships

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