Gretchen G. Kimmick, MD, MS Gretchen G. Kimmick, MD, MS

Gretchen G. Kimmick, MD, MS

Medical Oncologist

4.7 out of 5  (284 ratings, 64 reviews)
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919-681-0874
Fax number
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919-681-0874 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.

Click to see a list of accepted insurance plansHide accepted insurance plans

Contact
919-681-0874 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

When people ask me why I became an oncologist, it reminds me that I’m very lucky to be doing what I do to help people. And when they remind me that it must be very difficult, I nod my head because it is -- but it is also incredibly rewarding. We help people during a very difficult time in their life – a cancer diagnosis. As one of my professors in medical school said, “It is a tremendous compliment for someone to come to us for care,” and I try always to remember that. There aren’t many places in the world where there is a top-notch multidisciplinary breast clinic, with medical oncologists, breast surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists/breast imagers, physical therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists, nurses, and staff working shoulder-to-shoulder to provide the best, individualized care for each patient. We are lucky to provide individualized care to each person we see.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (North Carolina), 1989
MS, Epidemiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (North Carolina), 2000
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Shands Teaching Hospitals, University of Florida, 1989-1992
FELLOWSHIP
Medical Oncology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (North Carolina), 1992-1994
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests focus on cancer disparities, geriatric oncology, interactions between comorbidities and breast cancer treatment and outcomes, and symptom management in breast cancer patients.

PUBLICATIONS
View Gretchen Kimmick's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (284 ratings, 64 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.
  • ASCO