Rita M. Kawatu, MD Rita M. Kawatu, MD

Rita M. Kawatu, MD

Pediatrician

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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.

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Insurance

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 have been a pediatrician for over 20 years and have extensive experience in treating well and sick children. I love children and consider myself privileged to be allowed to take care of yours. My approach to the care of your child is that no concern is too trivial. It is my job to help you navigate the care of your child, parenting, and illness during the different stages of development. I have experience in treating infections in children, appropriate use of antibiotics, and the importance of immunizations for the prevention of infectious diseases. I also have had the opportunity to serve as a child abuse medical examiner in prior practice. I am very comfortable with behavioral mental health including autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. I am a parent of three grown children and understand the challenges involved in raising children from both the parent and physician perspective.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Medical University of Varna (Bulgaria), 1987
RESIDENCY
Pediatrics, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse (New York), 1993-1996
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Brown University Hasbro Children's Hospital (Rhode Island), 1996-1997
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.