Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW
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I greatly respect the responsibility I carry to provide excellent care and support to my patients and their families.
– Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW

Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW

Child Development and Behavioral Health Specialist, Clinical Social Worker

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Call for an Appointment
919-684-8361
Duke Children's
919-385-3232
Duke Children's Evaluation Center
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Evaluation Center - Durham, NC
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
I greatly respect the responsibility I carry to provide excellent care and support to my patients and their families.
– Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW
Call for an Appointment
919-684-8361
Duke Children's
919-385-3232
Duke Children's Evaluation Center
My Locations
Duke Children's Evaluation Center
2608 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705-4597
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Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
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About Me

With a background in emergency medicine, I naturally gravitated toward medical social work after graduate school. I landed in outpatient pediatrics at Duke, not really knowing that I wanted to work with children. I quickly learned that I love working with children and families. The work inspires me, and I enjoy learning from my patients. This has never been more true than over the past two plus years, when I began working with transgender and gender diverse youth. I feel a sense of privilege to be in the position I am in, and I greatly respect the responsibility I carry to provide excellent care and support to my patients and their families. I'm a big fan of outdoor activities, fitness and health. As a hobby I enjoy woodwork, pyrography, and leather craft projects.

Languages I Speak
English
Call for an Appointment
919-684-8361
Duke Children's
919-385-3232
Duke Children's Evaluation Center
Training and Education
Education
BA, Biology, George Mason University (Virginia), 1997
Emergency Medicine-Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic, George Washington University (Washington, DC), 2000
Masters of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2010
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My current research interests include the exploring the relationship of eating disorders and body image in the mental health of transgender youth; examining mindful self compassion as an intervention for anxiety, depression and body image issues in youth; exploring the role of parent support in transitioning transgender youth.

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
Duke requires faculty members to report working relationships with companies in order to make sure any potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.