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I prefer a hands-on approach, using evidence-based medicine guidelines to deliver care to my patients.
– Sandeep Gavankar, DO

Sandeep Gavankar, DO

Family Medicine Doctor, Primary Care Doctor, Sports Medicine Specialist

Duke Health Provider question
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Board Certified
Osteopathic Board of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine
Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Where I See Patients
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Cary - Cary, NC
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Holly Springs - Holly Springs, NC
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
I prefer a hands-on approach, using evidence-based medicine guidelines to deliver care to my patients.
– Sandeep Gavankar, DO
My Locations
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Cary
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Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Holly Springs
190 Rosewood Centre Drive
Holly Springs, NC 27540-7628
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Raleigh
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I am a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and love providing care for the entire family. I prefer a hands-on approach, using evidence-based medicine guidelines to deliver care to my patients. I provide primary and preventive care for adults and pediatric patients, chronic disease management, primary care sports medicine, nonoperative musculoskeletal care for all ages, concussion management, and simple fracture management. In addition to being one of the founders of Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine in Cary, I'm also the co-team physician for Athens Drive High School in Raleigh and also the assistant physician for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Carolina Ballet. I sit on the medical advisory board for SunTech Medical of Morrisville, North Carolina. I'm married to Tricia Gavankar and have a daughter, Marysa. I enjoy spending time with my family and am interested in art, music, swimming, and running.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.84 out of 5
746 ratings, 148 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
Osteopathic Board of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine
Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Fellowship
Primary Care Sports Medicine, Horizon Orthopedic, Southwest General Health Center (Ohio), 2001-2002
Residency
Transitional Rotating Internship, Ohio University, Grandview Hospital and Medical Center, 1996-1997
Neurological Surgery, Ohio University, Grandview Hospital and Medical Center, 1997-1999
Family Practice, Ohio University, Grandview Hospital and Medical Center, 1999-2001
Education
DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Missouri), 1996
Clinical Focus and Research
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
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