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It is my goal to provide the best and compassionate care possible.
– Leonor Corsino, MD, FACE, MHS

Leonor Corsino, MD, FACE, MHS

Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist, Endocrinologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
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 - Clinic 1A - Durham, NC
Duke Regional Hospital - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
It is my goal to provide the best and compassionate care possible.
– Leonor Corsino, MD, FACE, MHS
My Locations
Duke Endocrinology and Bone Densitometry Clinic - Clinic 1A
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Duke Regional Hospital
3643 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27704
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

My interest in endocrinology started back in medical school, when I was fascinated by the endocrine system and realized that endocrinology was my calling. Currently, I practice general endocrinology. I have a strong interest in diabetes. It is my goal, as an endocrinologist taking care of patients with conditions that affect their daily living, to provide the best and compassionate care possible. I strive to know my patients at a personal level in order to be able to help them achieve their goals. In addition to my passion for patient care and teaching, I spend a significant amount of time conducting clinical research. My research interest includes prevention of diabetes, diabetes-related complications, improving patient care and health disparities.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.86 out of 5
64 ratings, 19 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Meta
Fellowship
Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Duke University Medical Center, 2009
Residency
Internal Medicine, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center (Michigan), 2005
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Harper University Hospital (Michigan), 2006
Education
MD, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Dominican Republic), 1999
MHS, Clinical Research, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research focuses on the prevention of obesity, diabetes, and diabetes-related complications with a special interest in health disparities and Latino health. I have been involved in multiple clinical trials including the Weight Loss Maintenance Study, Hypertension Improvement Project, Cellphone Intervention for You (CITY), the community engagement project -- Achieving Health for a Lifetime, The Latino Health Project, Hypertension Improvement Project-Latino, Patient and Provider Intervention for the Management of Osteoarthritis-Latino, and the Duke Employee Weight Loss Study. My primary goal is to decrease the negative consequences of disparities in diabetes, obesity and associated complications in minorities, e specially Hispanics/Latinos. I strive to increase our understanding of factors contributing to these disparities.

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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • 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
Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.