Meenal Kheterpal, MD
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I aim to help my patients secure a clear diagnosis and support them through their treatments.
– Meenal Kheterpal, MD

Meenal Kheterpal, MD


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Not Accepting New Patients
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Duke Lightner Dermatology
Duke Dermatology Clinic
Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center Melanoma Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Dermatology Clinic - Clinic 3K - Durham, NC
Duke Lightner Dermatology - Raleigh, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
I aim to help my patients secure a clear diagnosis and support them through their treatments.
– Meenal Kheterpal, MD

About Me

My clinical expertise is in the field of dermato-oncology and I see patients with melanoma, merkel cell carcinoma, and cutaneous B and T cell lymphomas often as part of a multidisciplinary team with medical, surgical and radiation oncologists and dermatopathologists. I aim to help my patients navigate through our health care team - securing a clear diagnosis to informative decision making of treatment options to supporting them through their treatments. My skin cancer surveillance examinations focus on early detection of melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, while reducing the need for biopsies with aid of dermoscopy and total body imaging. My goal is early identification of skin cancers and more importantly – prevention to improve long term quality of life of our patients. We welcome patients with skin related side effects from systemic cancer treatments (chemotherapy, immunotherapy and/or targeted therapies) to support them through their cancer-related treatments.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
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Duke Lightner Dermatology
Duke Dermatology Clinic

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.89 out of 5
776 ratings, 138 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
Dermatology, University of Michigan, 2010-2013
Internal Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health System, 2009-2010
MD, University of Michigan, 2009

Clinical Focus and Research

Clinical Trials
Publications and Grants

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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • 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 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
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • 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
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • 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

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.
  • Citrus Oncology
  • Department of Justice
  • Dermotech, LLC
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Skintelligent
  • Sun Pharmaceuticals