Monica S. Kulkarni, MD, CAQSM
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I believe in listening to my patients, being the best advocate I can be for them, and helping them get back to doing the things they love.
– Monica S. Kulkarni, MD, CAQSM

Monica S. Kulkarni, MD, CAQSM

Family Medicine Doctor, Sports Medicine Specialist, Primary Care Doctor

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Accepting New Patients
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Where I See Patients
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Holly Springs - Holly Springs, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
I believe in listening to my patients, being the best advocate I can be for them, and helping them get back to doing the things they love.
– Monica S. Kulkarni, MD, CAQSM

About Me

I am first and foremost a primary care provider who treats a variety of patients, including kids, adults, and the elderly. I do specialize in sports medicine and take care of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, including acute sport injuries, concussions, and osteoarthritis. I strive to create a comfortable environment for my patients, and I work hard to ensure each patient's concerns are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner. I use shared decision-making to create an individualized plan with patients to encourage a healthy lifestyle based on their preferences and daily routines. I am passionate about preventative medicine and mental health, as well as women's health. I treat my patients as if they are my own family members, as maintaining each patient's trust is very important to me. I am married and live with my husband in Holly Springs, North Carolina. In my free time, I love to play tennis and love any outdoor activity including hiking and biking. I also love to travel and prioritize spending time with my family and friends.

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Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English

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Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Patients who see some types of providers receive a different version of the patient satisfaction survey. Those results are not available on DukeHealth.org.

Overall Provider Rating
4.33 out of 5
186 ratings, 23 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Fellowship
Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Atrium Health (North Carolina), 2021-2022
Residency
Family Medicine, Atrium Health (North Carolina), 2018-2021
Education
MD, Wayne State University (Michigan), 2018

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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • 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.

    • 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
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • 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
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

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