Lisa A. Tolnitch, MD Lisa A. Tolnitch, MD

Lisa A. Tolnitch, MD

Surgical Oncologist

4.8 out of 5  (174 ratings, 36 reviews)
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919-782-8200 Office number
919-781-0440
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. 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.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a breast cancer surgeon. Like many doctors, I started in medicine because I wanted to help people. I've always been a problem solver so I think that’s why surgery particularly appeals to me. Early in my career, no one was specializing in breast cancer. I started developing an expertise on that and then dedicated my whole practice to breast cancer. I think patients should choose Duke for breast care because we bring the most expertise to the table, not only in surgery, but also in oncology, radiation and radiology. Duke has a longstanding history of comprehensive cancer work that includes research and clinical trials. Outside of work, I enjoy riding horses, being outside and gardening. I also run a non-profit foundation called Pretty in Pink that raises money for breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for local patients who can’t afford treatment.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine (Kentucky), 1983
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, UNC Hospitals, 1983-1988
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Lisa Tolnitch's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (174 ratings, 36 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.