Richard D. Goldner, MD
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My life has centered around patients and family.
– Richard D. Goldner, MD

Richard D. Goldner, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Where I See Patients
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center - Durham, NC
Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road - Durham, NC
My life has centered around patients and family.
– Richard D. Goldner, MD
My Locations
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center
2400 Pratt Street
Durham, NC 27710-3976
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Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC 27703-0016
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About Me

I have been a part of the Duke Orthopaedics Department since completing Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at Duke in 1981. My life has centered around patients and family, in addition to teaching and mentoring orthopaedic residents and hand fellows. My spirit is demonstrated by three awards that I have been honored to receive. The Leonard Palumbo, Jr., M.D. Faculty Achievement Award was given "in recognition of deep and abiding compassion in the care of patients and a tradition of excellence in the teaching and mentoring of young physicians." The Frank H. Bassett, M.D. Faculty Teaching Award was given "in recognition and appreciation of excellence in clinical instruction and commitment to resident education." And, the Duke Health System Strength, Hope and Caring Award was given for excellence in clinical service. I have also been included in "North Carolina's Best Doctors", "Best Doctor's in America", and America's Top Doctors (Castle Connelly). For more than 30 years, my orthopaedic focus was centered around replantation and complex upper extremity reconstruction. Currently, my practice is primarily at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center where I serve as Chief of the Orthopaedic Hand Section. However, at Duke Orthopaedics at Page Road, I provide needle aponeurotomy for treating Dupuytren's contractures.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship
Hand and Microsurgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1980-1981
Residency
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1974-1976
Orthopaedics, University of Virginia Medical Center, 1976-1980
Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1974
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My primary research interest is with Dupuytren's contractures.

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.