Shital H. Patel, MD
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I strive to provide my patients and their families with compassionate and excellent care.
– Shital H. Patel, MD

Shital H. Patel, MD

Pediatric Epileptologist, Pediatric Neurologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Health Center Neurology Clinic - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifi
I strive to provide my patients and their families with compassionate and excellent care.
– Shital H. Patel, MD

My Locations

2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27710-4699
Fax: 919-681-8943
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About Me

I am a pediatric neurologist specializing in epilepsy. I see infants, children, and adolescents with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Treating epilepsy is more than seizure control. The complex secondary effects of the disease, such as a child's social and emotional development, much also be assessed and managed. I believe that every person with epilepsy and other neurological diseases needs to be treated as a whole person and provided with compassionate and excellent care, so that they can achieve their full potential. I treat the whole spectrum of pediatric epilepsy, including common infantile, childhood, and adolescent epilepsy syndromes, genetic and developmental epilepsies, and  difficult-to-treat epilepsies that may require alternative treatments, such as dietary or surgical therapies. I am from New Jersey, and North Carolina has been a beautiful place to call home. I have two young children that keep me active. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family and love baking treats.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English

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Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifi
Fellowship
Pediatric Epilepsy, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, 2020-2021
Residency
Child Neurology, Vanderbilt University/Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital (Tennessee), 2017-2020
Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital (Tennessee), 2015-2017
Education
MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2015

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research interests include epilepsy genetics, genetic and developmental epilepsies, epilepsy drug trials, and epilepsy advocacy.

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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • 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.

  • Bright HealthCare
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • 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
    • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization plans*
    • *This plan is only accepted at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke HomeCare & Hospice.

  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • 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
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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External Relationships

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