Sharon Fekrat, MD Sharon Fekrat, MD

Sharon Fekrat, MD

Ophthalmologist, Retinal Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (245 ratings, 54 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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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. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Vision is so intricately related to one's quality of life. Many patients who come to the Duke Eye Center are concerned that they could be going blind, but they rarely ask that question directly. It is important that my patients clearly understand their eye disease process, the risks, benefits and all treatment options so that we can make joint decisions. I try to reassure, when possible, and share the positives, such as 'their eye condition may only affect one eye' or that 'it is possible to improve their vision or prevent further visual loss'. We also discuss how other health problems or lifestyle decisions can affect their visual health. When someone has a vision threatening condition, it is my goal to ensure that they know that, as their physician, I will advise them and guide them through their treatment and the often complicated medical system. I enjoy what I do every day as part of the Duke Health family!

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Illinois), 1991
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (Maryland), 1991-1992
Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Maryland), 1992-1995
FELLOWSHIP
Medical Retina, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Maryland), 1995-1996
Vitreoretinal Surgery, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Maryland), 1996-1997
Assistant Chief of Service; Director, Ocular Trauma, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Maryland), 1997-1998.
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Sharon Fekrat's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (245 ratings, 54 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.