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Saurabh R. Sinha, MD, PhD

Epileptologist, Neurologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Epilepsy
Where I See Patients
Duke Neurological Disorders Clinic - Clinic 1L - Durham, NC

My Locations

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About Me

I am a neurologist at Duke and specialize in epilepsy. I see people who have seizures and are trying to figure what is causing them, or patients who have been diagnosed with epilepsy and have seizures that are hard to control. There are many options for managing epilepsy, including tools for diagnosis, medication, implantable devices, and epilepsy surgery. There are also things with epilepsy that need to be managed and treated, in addition to seizures, such as depression, cognitive problems, or physical issues from seizures or side effects. Since there are so many options, only a place that has multiple specialists in many areas who come together and look at a case can offer those options. Here at Duke, every week we have a meeting with neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, EEG techs, neurologists, and pediatric neurologists. We look at individual cases and decide what the best approach is for a given patient.

Languages I Speak
English, Hindi

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.82 out of 5
163 ratings, 31 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Epilepsy
Fellowship
Clinical Neurophysiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 2004
Epilepsy, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 2005
Residency
Neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 2003
Education
MD, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), 1999

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research centers on patients with intractable seizures, specifically surgical approaches and new medical treatments. I am also interested in seizures in critically ill patients.

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 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 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 of North Carolina
    • 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 Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Select*
    • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • Basilea
  • Eisai Inc.
  • Monteris Medical
  • UCB Pharma