J. Nathan Copeland, MD, MPH
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I approach each encounter and project with a focus on developing a relationship and learning the unique ways that I can help and contribute.
– J. Nathan Copeland, MD, MPH

J. Nathan Copeland, MD, MPH

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

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Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent
Where I See Patients
Duke Autism Clinic - Durham, NC
I approach each encounter and project with a focus on developing a relationship and learning the unique ways that I can help and contribute.
– J. Nathan Copeland, MD, MPH
My Locations
Duke Autism Clinic
2608 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705-4597
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I was first drawn to psychiatry by a high school AP Psychology class. I found the material fascinating and knew I could spend a life learning about and providing mental health care. Since that time, I have stayed true to that path while developing loves for working with families and children impacted by autism and mental illness, preventative health care, mental health systems, and how health policy intersects with all these fields. I am truly honored to be at Duke where I have the opportunity to merge my passions. I approach each encounter and project with a focus on developing a relationship, discovering the individuality of each person and idea, and learning the unique ways that I can help and contribute.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent
Fellowship
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2015-2017
Residency
General Adult Psychiatry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2011-2015
Education
MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2011
MPH with a concentration in Public Health Genetics, University of Michigan, 2011
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I have interests in mental health systems, mental health advocacy, and clinical trials in autism.

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
Duke requires faculty members to report working relationships with companies in order to make sure any potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.