Stephen Balevic, MD
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Stephen Balevic, MD

Pediatric Rheumatologist, Rheumatologist

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Call for an Appointment
919-613-2243
Adults
919-684-6575
Pediatrics
Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
Duke Rheumatology Clinic - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Rheumatology Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I am an adult and pediatric rheumatologist who specializes in inflammatory/autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis/juvenile arthritis, vasculitis, and sarcoidosis, among others. I also have a special interest in using bedside ultrasound. Ultrasound is a non-invasive tool that improves our ability to make a diagnosis and monitor treatment response in real-time. My greatest joy in medicine is getting to know patients and their families over a long period of time, and helping to care for chronic and complex diseases. As rheumatologists, we are blessed to have new classes of medications that, in some cases, can make patient's feel better and improve both their quality and quantity of life.

Languages I Speak
English
Call for an Appointment
919-613-2243
Adults
919-684-6575
Pediatrics
Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Fellowship
Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology, Duke University Medical Center, 2014-2018
Residency
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, 2010-2014
Education
MD, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University (West Virginia), 2010
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I am a researcher specializing in clinical pharmacology and precision medicine. Our research has shown us that the current "one size fits all" approach to treatment does not work for many patients. My research is aimed at determining the reasons why some patients either do not respond to a medication or have unacceptable side effects- with the ultimate goal to determine the right medication, at the right dose, for each individual patient.

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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