Michael D. Spiritos, MD Michael D. Spiritos, MD

Michael D. Spiritos, MD

Medical Oncologist

4.91 out of 5  (460 ratings, 94 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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919 862-5400 Office number
919-954-3038
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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
Profile
ABOUT ME

I am a medical oncologist who primarily focuses on treating breast cancer. I’ve been at Duke Raleigh for eight years and also serve as the hospital’s chief medical officer. My favorite part of my job is the initial patient visit. It’s not unusual for patients to arrive for their appointment feeling fearful and anxious. I enjoy making them feel more comfortable and at ease with their diagnosis and treatment plan by the end of the visit. To further build that bond and trust, I encourage my patients to have full access to me, even on weekends or holidays, so I can help guide their treatment. I decided to become a doctor when I was 18 years old and heading to college. I felt that I would be passionate about taking care of people, and my intuition turned out to be right. I am married to a physician and my oldest son is a medical school graduate, so medicine is now firmly in my family’s blood.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Weill Cornell Medical College (New York), 1983
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, New York Hospital, 1986
FELLOWSHIP
Hematology-Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research revolves around clinical trials. These studies, which are made possible by the selfless participation of patients, help us identify optimal treatments for harmful diseases. Without these studies, we would have been unable to achieve many of our amazing advancements in medicine. My goal is to have a large number of trials to offer patients so they can have access to the most innovative therapies while helping to advance knowledge and care at the same time.

PUBLICATIONS
View Michael Spiritos's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.91 out of 5 (460 ratings, 94 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.