Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH
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Being a primary care provider is one of the best ways to help patients manage their medical conditions and improve their health, and I love it.
– Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH

Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine Doctor, Primary Care Doctor

Duke Health Provider question
Accepting New Patients
Call for an Appointment
800-235-3853
Duke Diet and Fitness
919-471-8344
Duke Outpatient Clinic
Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Diet and Fitness Center - Durham, NC
Duke Outpatient Clinic - Durham, NC
Being a primary care provider is one of the best ways to help patients manage their medical conditions and improve their health, and I love it.
– Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH
Call for an Appointment
800-235-3853
Duke Diet and Fitness
919-471-8344
Duke Outpatient Clinic
Accepting New Patients
My Locations
Duke Diet and Fitness Center
501 Douglas Street
Durham, NC 27705-3888
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Outpatient Clinic
4220 North Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27704-1826
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

Being a primary care provider is one of the best ways to help patients manage their medical conditions and improve their health, and I love it. I am also committed to helping patients manage their weight because so many medical conditions are directly related to excess weight. 

Languages I Speak
English
Call for an Appointment
800-235-3853
Duke Diet and Fitness
919-471-8344
Duke Outpatient Clinic
Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Primary Care Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2008-2010
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, 2005-2008
Education
MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (Missouri), 2005
MPH, Colorado School of Public Health, 2010
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I study weight loss interventions for minority and low-income populations. My goal is to study, develop, and disseminate weight loss interventions that are effective, affordable, and accessible to the general population. Most of my research involves the Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a low-cost, national, nonprofit weight loss program. My research has shown that people who participate in the TOPS program for at least one year can lose up 5-7% of their initial weight and maintain the weight loss for up to seven years. This is good news because most people who lose weight tend to gain it back.

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
    • 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 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 Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • 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 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.

Industry Relationships
Duke requires faculty members to report working relationships with companies in order to make sure any potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.