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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 Med, Geriatric Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Meta
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Endocrinology Clinic - Clinic 1A - Durham, NC
I enjoy helping patients with complicated problems find ways to treat their disease.
– Kenneth W. Lyles, MD

My Locations

30 Duke Medicine Cir
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
4.89 out of 5
120 ratings, 33 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Geriatric Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Meta
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
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 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.

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External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
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