Prachi T. Parikh, MD
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I believe that every patient deserves the best possible care.
– Prachi T. Parikh, MD

Prachi T. Parikh, MD

Epileptologist, Neurologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Neurological Disorders Clinic - Clinic 1L - Durham, NC
I believe that every patient deserves the best possible care.
– Prachi T. Parikh, MD

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About Me

I am a neurologist and specialize in epilepsy. I see patients who have seizures and help them decide on a comprehensive plan for their diagnosis and treatment. I treat patients with seizures that are difficult to control. I also treat patients that have failed several medications and are looking for other options, such as surgery, clinical trials, and neuromodulation devices, such as responsive neurostimulation (RNS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). I also have an interest in treating female patients with epilepsy and the role hormones can play in their seizures (eg. pregnancy). I focus not only on helping my patients control their seizures, but also addressing the other issues that are associated with being an epilepsy patient, such as depression, quality of life, medication side effects, other neurological issues, and social issues. At Duke Health, we have conferences where our entire team of epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, technicians, and neuropsychologists meet to discuss individual patients in order to offer the appropriate management. We believe in the timely identification of patients with seizures that are difficult to control and interventions to improve their quality of life.

Languages I Speak
English, Hindi

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Training and Education

Fellowship
Epilepsy, Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), 2018-2020
Residency
Neurology, Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), 2015-2018
Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), 2014-2015
Education
MD, Lokmanya Tilak Medical College (India), 2013

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I study patients with seizures that are difficult to control and women with epilepsy. My research interests lie in studying patients with epilepsy that is difficult to treat and coming up with solutions for them. I like to use technology to better pinpoint where seizures are coming from and focus on treatment plans that not only help seizure control but also improve quality of life for patients.

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 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 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.

    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • 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
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

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External Relationships

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