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My goal is to provide care for women throughout their lifespan with an approach that builds strong and enduring patient/provider relationships.
– Heather Vawter, PA-C

Heather Vawter, PA-C

Physician Assistant – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Duke Health Provider question
Call for an Appointment
919-471-1573
Harris & Smith OB-GYN
919-419-5160
Harris & Smith OB-GYN at Patterson Place
Board Certified
National Comm on Certif of Physician Assistants,
Where I See Patients
Harris & Smith OB-GYN - Durham, NC
Harris & Smith OB-GYN at Patterson Place - Durham, NC
My goal is to provide care for women throughout their lifespan with an approach that builds strong and enduring patient/provider relationships.
– Heather Vawter, PA-C
My Locations
4116 Capitol St
Durham, NC 27704-2152
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
5324 McFarland Dr
Durham, NC 27707-6864
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I have enjoyed working in Women's Health for the past 20 years. As a healthcare provider I have been given the amazing privilege of entering into women's stories during meaningful transitions throughout their lives. This relational work truly brings me great joy and satisfaction. My goal is to provide care for women throughout their lifespan with an approach that is up to date with current medical standards of care, personalized and sensitive to individual needs and dedicated to building strong and enduring patient/provider relationships. Harris and Smith OB-GYN has been my home since 2001. My husband, Chad, and I spend our time reading and discussing ideas, hiking with our dog, Griffin and teaching our children about this wonderful world.

Languages I Speak
English
Call for an Appointment
919-471-1573
Harris & Smith OB-GYN
919-419-5160
Harris & Smith OB-GYN at Patterson Place
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.55 out of 5
133 ratings, 19 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
National Comm on Certif of Physician Assistants,
Education
Bachelor of Science, St. Francis University, 1997
Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies, The University of Kentucky, 1993
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.

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
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