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I strive to provide the best care for my patients so that they can live their best lives despite having heart disease.
– Johana Rocio Fajardo, DNP, ANP-BC, FHFSA, CHFN

Johana Rocio Fajardo, DNP, ANP-BC, FHFSA, CHFN

Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology

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Areas of Expertise
Where I See Patients
Duke Cardiology Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center
I strive to provide the best care for my patients so that they can live their best lives despite having heart disease.
– Johana Rocio Fajardo, DNP, ANP-BC, FHFSA, CHFN

About Me

I have dedicated my clinical practice to improving outcomes for advanced heart failure patients, particularly those with cardiac amyloidosis and sarcoidosis. Both of these conditions have been around for a long time but recent advancements in both diagnostic technology and pharmacologic therapies have created an opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment options. Over the past decade, I have dedicated my clinical and academic work to building Centers of Excellence to facilitate diagnosis, clinical management, and access to therapies. Throughout my career, I have met great patients (or as I call them warriors) who have lost their fight against heart disease. This has impacted me tremendously by inspiring me to work towards creating awareness in both the medical and general communities, developing strategies to reduce health care inequities, and improving health-related quality of life. What I love most about my work is being able to walk with the patient throughout the trajectory of their disease to not only manage their symptoms but to change their trajectory from heart failure to heart success.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.88 out of 5
78 ratings, 15 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
DNP, University of Maryland, 2017
MS, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Maryland, 2011
Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Nursing Education, Towson University (Maryland), 2009
BSN, Florida Atlantic University, 2004
ADN, Palm Beach Community College (Florida), 1999

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My expertise lies in the fields of translational and organizational research, developing strategies to implement scientific knowledge into real-life clinical practice. With a specialty in heart failure, transplant, and mechanical support, my research is focused on optimizing the multidisciplinary management of cardiac amyloidosis and sarcoidosis patients. I have served in the capacity of principal investigator, co-investigator, task leader, and technical consultant on projects supported by the government, industry, and internal funding sources.

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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • 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
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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External Relationships

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