Melissa Teitelman, MD, MS Melissa Teitelman, MD, MS

Melissa Teitelman, MD, MS

Gastroenterologist

4.75 out of 5  (137 ratings, 23 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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919-405-2341 Office number
919-572-0893
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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. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a general gastroenterologist who serves as medical director of Duke gastroenterology at Brier Creek. I see many patients with celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, reflux disease and diarrheal disease. Even though I work mostly in the outpatient setting, I do many procedures, including upper endoscopies and colonoscopies. There’s nothing I find more rewarding than telling a patient they won’t get cancer, because we’ve found and removed a troubling polyp. I encourage dialogue so patients feel involved in the decisions about their own care. I believe that a lot of medicine is an art, not a science. There’s often no perfectly “right” answer. Involving patients empowers them to take care of their own bodies and make decisions that are right for them. I started as a nutritionist, but wanted to focus on taking care of the entire body, so I switched to medicine. I also have an interest in women’s health.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania), 1999
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1999-2002
FELLOWSHIP
Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2006
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Melissa Teitelman's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.75 out of 5 (137 ratings, 23 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.