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Michael A. Blazing, MD

Heart Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Where I See Patients
Duke Cardiac Transplant Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiology Consult Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiology at Croasdaile - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiology at Southpoint - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiometabolic Prevention South Durham - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Croasdaile - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Cardiac Transplant Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G
40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Cardiology Consult Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G
40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Cardiology at Croasdaile
1821 Hillandale Rd
Durham, NC 27705-2671
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Cardiology at Southpoint
6301 Herndon Rd
Durham, NC 27713-6315
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Cardiometabolic Prevention South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713-8507
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Croasdaile
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

My role in cardiology at Duke has been in the prevention and management of advanced cardiovascular disease symptoms in my patients. In the area of prevention, I specialized in cholesterol treatment and specifically in the management of statin medications especially for those individuals who feel they are intolerant. My practice also has a focus on patients with difficult-to-control hypertension, hypertension medication intolerance, difficult-to-manage congestive heart failure, and problems with heart failure medications. My newest role in the clinic is as the director of Outpatient Services for our practice. Our practice-based goals are to make sure everyone who sees a Duke cardiologist leaves on the best therapy for their disease based on current evidence and the individual's ability to tolerate and benefit from that treatment.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.92 out of 5
508 ratings, 139 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of California–San Francisco Medical Center, 1987-1990
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1991-1995
Education
MD, University of California–San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1987
Clinical Focus and Research
Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

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

  • Aetna
    • 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
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • 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
    • 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 Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • 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
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • 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)

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 copayments, co–insurance, 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.

Industry Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Merck
  • Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals