Richard S. Bedlack Jr., MD, PhD, MS Richard S. Bedlack Jr., MD, PhD, MS

Richard S. Bedlack Jr., MD, PhD, MS

Neurologist

4.9 out of 5  (168 ratings, 29 reviews)
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. 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.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

I grew up in a small town in central Connecticut and attended college at William and Mary in Virginia. I returned to Connecticut for an MD and a PhD in Neuroscience. Finally, I came to Duke where I completed my medicine internship, neurology residency, neuromuscular fellowship, and masters degree in clinical research science. I am currently an associate professor of medicine/neurology at Duke, director of the Duke ALS Clinic, and chief of neurology at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. I have won awards for teaching and for patient care, including: best neurology teacher at Duke; Health Care Hero; Strength, Hope, and Caring Award; America’s Best Doctors; the American Academy of Neurology's Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Patient Advocate of the Year Award, and the ALS Association's Rasmussen Award for ALS Patient Advocate of the Year. I have received research grants, participated in clinical trials, and published more than 70 articles. I am also a past chair of the North American ALS Research Group, and leader of the international ALSUntangled program, which utilizes social networking to investigate alternative and off-label treatment options for patients with ALS. I live in Durham with Shelly, my wife, and two mischievous kittens.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1995
RESIDENCY
Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, 1996-1999
FELLOWSHIP
Neuromuscular Disease, Duke University Medical Center, 1999-2000
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Richard Bedlack's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (168 ratings, 29 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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.
  • ALS Association
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals
  • Brainstorm Cell
  • Care Dimensions
  • Coleman Research Group
  • Cytokinetics, Inc.
  • Easton Associates
  • Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.
  • Guidepoint Global
  • Health Advances
  • Leerink Swann and Company
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals
  • Sarah B. Schlesinger, Inc
  • ultragenyx