Richard E. Moon, MD
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Richard E. Moon, MD

Anesthesiologist, Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Preventative Medicine, Undersea & Hyperbaric
American Board of Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Where I See Patients
Duke Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Pre-Anesthesia Testing at Duke Clinic 2D - Durham, NC
Duke Pre-Anesthesia Testing at Page Road - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Pre-Anesthesia Testing at Duke Clinic 2D
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Pre-Anesthesia Testing at Page Road
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC 27703-0016
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I am an anesthesiologist and pulmonary medicine specialist who specializes in high risk anesthesia, undersea and hyperbaric medicine. I see patients who wish to scuba dive or travel to high altitude, or who have experienced problems while swimming or diving. Diving, swimming and high altitude exposure can be simulated in the Duke Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic.

Languages I Speak
English
Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Preventative Medicine, Undersea & Hyperbaric
American Board of Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Fellowship
Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Engineering Medical Research Council, University of Toronto (Canada), 1975-1979
Pulmonary Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1979-1981
Residency
Medicine, Toronto General Hospital (Canada), 1974-1975
Medicine, Sunnybrook Medical Center (Canada), 1977-1978
Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1981-1983
Education
MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Canada), 1973
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

Research interests include the study of cardiorespiratory function in humans exposed to environmental conditions including diving and high altitude, gas exchange during diving, the pathophysiology of high altitude pulmonary edema, the effect of anesthesia and postoperative analgesia on pulmonary function and monitoring of tissue oxygenation. Ongoing human studies include the use of fractals to study breathing patterns during environmental and perioperative stress, mechanisms of immersion pulmonary edema and the effect of chemosensitivity on postoperative ventilation and gas exchange.

Clinical Trials
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
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Kairos Investments
  • Merck & Co. USA (not assoc'd with Merck KGaA)