Kathy Yu, MD, MPH
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I listen carefully to my patients and try to educate them so that the patient can feel comfortable with the medical decision we make together.
– Kathy Yu, MD, MPH

Kathy Yu, MD, MPH

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Head and Neck Surgeon

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Board Certified
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Where I See Patients
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
I listen carefully to my patients and try to educate them so that the patient can feel comfortable with the medical decision we make together.
– Kathy Yu, MD, MPH
My Locations
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - Chapel Hill
1838 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I treasure the relationships I have built with my patients. As an ENT doctor, I have the unique opportunity to work with both children and adults. I aim to be a thorough physician who listens carefully to my patients. I try to educate patients so that the medical decision is a collaborative process that the patient can feel comfortable with. I offer a broad range of medical and surgical treatments that address ear infections, hearing loss, tonsil/adenoid disease, sinus/nasal disease, thyroid disorders, and head and neck cancers. Prior to joining NCEENT, I was in private practice in Chapel Hill for 11 years. I enjoy participating in charitable medical work in third-world countries, having worked in Jamaica, Vietnam, and Haiti on several occasions. My interests outside of medicine, including spending time with my husband and two daughters, CrossFit, piano, tennis, and running.

School of Medicine Department
Languages I Speak
English, Cantonese
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Residency
Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000-2004
Categorical Surgical Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999-2000
Education
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (Louisiana), 1998
MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Louisiana), 1998
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
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