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Michael S. Freemark, MD

Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Diabetes and Metabolism Specialist, Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Health Center Endocrinology Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
Lenox Baker Children's Hospital - Durham, NC

My Locations

2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27710-4699
Fax: 919-684-8613
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About Me

I have 40 years of experience caring for children and adolescents with endocrine disorders and diabetes. I served for 31 years as Chief of Duke’s Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. I have played a leading role in the field of clinical pediatric nutrition and diabetes. My colleagues and I were the first to demonstrate the benefits of pharmacotherapy in children and adolescents with pre-diabetes, and we pioneered studies in the pathogenesis and treatment of severe acute malnutrition in the developing world. My colleagues and I were the first to use insulin pumps in infants and toddlers with type 1 diabetes, and we spearheaded the screening of diabetic children for celiac disease. I won Duke’s Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching and was awarded (continuously since 2001) membership in America’s Top Doctors, sponsored by US News & World Report/Castle Connolly, which includes only 37 pediatric endocrinologists/diabetologists nationwide. I am also included in Best Doctors in America.

Languages I Speak
English, French

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Overall Provider Rating
4.97 out of 5
133 ratings, 24 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Fellowship
Pediatric Endocrinology, Duke University, 1980-1984
Molecular Endocrinology, Lineberger Cancer Center/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990
Molecular Endocrinology, INSERM/Necker Hospital for Sick Children (France), 1993, 2006
Residency
Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 1976-1979
Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1976

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My laboratory research explored roles of maternal and placental hormones in the regulation of fetal growth. More recently, I have played a leading role in clinical pediatric nutrition and diabetes. My colleagues and I were the first to demonstrate the benefits of pharmacotherapy in children and adolescents with pre-diabetes, and we pioneered studies in the pathogenesis and treatment of severe acute malnutrition in the developing world. My colleagues and I were the first to use insulin pumps in infants and toddlers with type 1 diabetes, and we spearheaded the screening of diabetic children for celiac disease.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed

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 Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (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 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.

  • Bright Health
    • 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
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • 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
  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
    • WellCare of North Carolina
  • OneNet PPO
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • 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 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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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.
  • Action Against Hunger (Paris)
  • Baebies, Inc.
  • Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc