Duke Health Provider question
My previous experience with elite athletes as well as patients from the community allows me to treat a wide range of problems.
– Louis C. Almekinders, MD

Louis C. Almekinders, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

Duke Health Provider question
Call for an Appointment
Areas of Expertise
Where I See Patients
Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center - Durham, NC
Duke Regional Hospital - Durham, NC
North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic - Durham, NC
My previous experience with elite athletes as well as patients from the community allows me to treat a wide range of problems.
– Louis C. Almekinders, MD

My Locations

120 E Carver St
Durham, NC 27704-2700
Fax: 919-470-1053
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
3643 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
3609 SW Durham Dr
Durham, NC 27707-6507
Fax: 919-477-1929
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

Although the primary focus of my practice is sports medicine, I treat many patients who do not consider themselves athletes. By using a sports medicine approach, I aim to avoid surgery but, if needed, can use minimally invasive, arthroscopic techniques in many cases. My previous experience with elite athletes as well as patients from the community allows me to treat a wide range of problems. My research background keeps me on the cutting edge of orthopaedic surgery, and provides patients with the latest scientific information and advances. Specifically with regards to shoulder and knee, I am able to offer the full complement of treatment options such as cartilage resurfacing and transplants, arthroscopic reconstructions and replacement surgeries including total and partial knee replacement as well as traditional and reverse shoulder replacements.

Languages I Speak
English, Dutch

Call for an Appointment

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.82 out of 5
397 ratings, 44 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Med
Fellowship
Orthopaedics (Research), Duke University Medical Center, 1983
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, UNC Hospitals, 1989
Education
MD, Erasmus University Medical Faculty (The Netherlands), 1982

Clinical Focus and Research

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.

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.

External 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 reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.