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Kourtney H. Houser, MD

Corneal Specialist, Ophthalmologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Where I See Patients
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon - Morrisville, NC
Duke Eye Center - Durham, NC
Duke Eye Center Arringdon - Morrisville, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital Surgery Center - Raleigh, NC

My Locations

5601 Arringdon Park Dr
Morrisville, NC 27560-5643
Fax: 919-997-3099
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
2351 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705-4699
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5601 Arringdon Park Dr
Morrisville, NC 27560-5643
Fax: 919-660-5070
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
3300 Executive Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609-7492
Fax: 919-997-2002
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

My practice focuses on the surgical and medical treatment of cornea, anterior segment, and lens disorders in adults and children. I specialize in corneal transplant surgery, cataract surgery with advanced technology lenses, intraocular lens complications, and refractive surgery such as LASIK and PRK. I am fortunate to work at this wonderful institution and in a field where we have the technology to impact lives daily through improvement and customization of vision. I love forming relationships with patients and offering the newest technologies available. Outside of work, I enjoy teaching residents, fellows, and other ophthalmologists both locally and at national meetings. I also love traveling, spending time outdoors biking or running, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my husband and dog.

Languages I Speak
English

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.78 out of 5
67 ratings, 0 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Fellowship
Cornea, Cataract, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), 2016-2017
Residency
Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Hamilton Eye Institute (Tennessee), 2013-2016
Education
MD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2012

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I am interested in clinical research involving visual outcomes after cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery. I am also interested in corneal infections, both sporadic and those following corneal transplant surgery.

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 Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (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.

  • Bright Health
    • 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
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • 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
  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
    • WellCare of North Carolina
  • 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
    • 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 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 and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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External Relationships

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