Michael R. Harrison, MD Michael R. Harrison, MD

Michael R. Harrison, MD

Medical Oncologist

4.86 out of 5  (262 ratings, 52 reviews)
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Insurance

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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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Contact
919-660-0178
Fax number
919-668-8108 Appointments
919-660-0178 Fax number
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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Contact
919-660-0178 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I specialize in treating people with genitourinary (GU) cancers, such as bladder, prostate, testicular and kidney cancer. I don’t treat other types of cancer across the breadth of tumors like some oncologists in the community may, such as blood cancer, breast cancer or lung cancer. My focus has allowed me to gain deep expertise in GU cancers and to stay abreast of the newest treatment advances, clinical research and so on for those specific GU cancers. As a medical oncologist, I meet patients at one of the scariest moments of their lives. I try to help educate them to make a decision about their disease and its process, and what their treatment options may be, so we can come to a shared decision about what might be the best option. The teaching aspect really strikes home for me. Both of my parents are teachers. The root word for “doctor” in Latin means “to teach.” So that is something I’m both naturally called to do and enjoy doing.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (Louisiana), 2004
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Tulane University (Louisiana), 2007
FELLOWSHIP
Medical Oncology, University of Wisconsin, 2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on the development of new treatments for patients with genitourinary (GU) cancers. This includes bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular tumors. I believe that many times the best treatment for a given person is on a clinical trial. Recently, I have begun to develop a research sub-focus in GU cancer survivorship. Specifically, I am interested in how exercise testing may be a new way to measure the side effects of cancer treatment and how exercise training might prevent/reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and possibly slow the growth of cancer.

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.86 out of 5 (262 ratings, 52 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) 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.
  • Argos Therapeutics, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca
  • Exelixis, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc (Roche Holding)
  • Pfizer