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Martin H. Poleski, MD, CM

Gastroenterologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Gastroenterology Clinic at Brier Creek - Raleigh, NC
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My Locations
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10207 Cerny St
Raleigh, NC 27617-4880
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About Me

For the last 25 years, I have developed a research and clinical interest in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. I created the first Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Jewish General Hospital in Québec, a McGill University teaching hospital. I worked at a Scripps Clinic in California for over 10 years, and became director there of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, and director of the fellowship program in gastroenterology and hepatology. I remain part of the inflammatory bowel disease group at Duke University. I also maintain clinical practice in the diagnosis and treatment of the whole spectrum of digestive problems and diseases. In my original training In gastroenterology I specialized in the early diagnosis of colon cancer through stool testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. In subsequent years, I was also involved in numerous studies in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease through medications. I also continue my original interest of early prevention and diagnosis of colon cancer with colonoscopy and other methods.

Languages I Speak
English, French
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.51 out of 5
39 ratings, 5 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Gastroenterology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering (New York), 1976-1978
Residency
Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Medical Center (Ontario), 1973-1974
Internal Medicine, Jewish General Hospital (Québec), 1974-1976 (Chief Resident, 1975-1976)
Education
MD, CM, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Québec), 1973
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I have a research interest in inflammatory bowel disease.

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 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 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.

    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • 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
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • 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*
    • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

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External Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Merck Research Laboratories