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Teresa Tarrant, MD

Allergy & Immunology Specialist, Rheumatologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Allergy & Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Where I See Patients
Duke Infusion Center South Durham - Durham, NC
Duke Rheumatology South Durham - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Infusion Center South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Rheumatology South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
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 first became interested in pursuing a career in medicine after being a camp counselor for children with autoimmune type I diabetes when I was in college. I wanted to learn more about and care for patients who had autoimmune diseases and immune dysregulation, which is what led to my dual training in both rheumatology and allergy immunology. My clinical practice, where I teach medical students, residents and rheumatology and allergy/immunology fellows, reflects this comprehensive immunologic approach. Diseases in which I have particular expertise include rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, autoimmune inflammatory eye disease and common variable immune deficiency (CVID). I have several family members who also have autoimmune diseases and I have learned that care can be long term and involve a team approach. As a result, patient-centered care has become a personal goal.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.80 out of 5
121 ratings, 24 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Allergy & Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Fellowship
Clinical Investigator Pathway, Duke University Medical Center, 2005
Allergy Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005
Rheumatology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005
Residency
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2001
Education
MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1999
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I have unique clinical training in rheumatology, allergy, and immunology combined with a translational/basic science background in immunology, immune deficiency, and autoimmunity. My research experience at the NIH and Duke has concentrated on abnormal immune cell movement and function in disease.  My current research concentrates on immune cell signaling and gene defects, and the effects of these in the aging immune system, immune cell development, and in diseases of rheumatoid arthritis and immune deficiency.

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
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.