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I enjoy helping patients with complicated problems find ways to treat their disease.
– Kenneth W. Lyles, MD

Kenneth W. Lyles, MD

Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Metabolic Bone Diseases Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Meta
Where I See Patients
Duke Endocrinology and Bone Densitometry Clinic - Durham, NC
I enjoy helping patients with complicated problems find ways to treat their disease.
– Kenneth W. Lyles, MD
My Locations
Duke Endocrinology and Bone Densitometry Clinic
30 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-3000
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About Me

For over 30 years, helping patients with metabolic bones diseases (osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of bone) and other disorders of mineral metabolism (vitamin D deficiency and hyperparathyroidism) has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career as a physician. I enjoy helping patients with complicated problems find ways to treat their disease. I have many patients that I have followed for 10 to 20 years, and I highly value the relationship we develop. We now have FDA-approved therapies to treat and prevent fractures in osteoporosis, and reduce pain and disability in Paget’s disease, so it is even more rewarding to help patients decide which treatments are best for them.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.90 out of 5
182 ratings, 49 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Meta
Fellowship
Endocrinology Metabolism, Duke University Medical Center, 1977-1979
Geriatrics, VA Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center, 1979-1981
Residency
Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, 1974-1977
Education
MD, Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine), 1974
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I design and conduct clinical trials for the diseases that I see regularly in my clinic, principally osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. Several of these trials have resulted in new drugs being approved by the FDA. This is why I love to see new and old patients. Together, we learn ways to help and hopefully solve some of their problems.

Publications
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
    • 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)

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Industry Relationships
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