Thomas J. Hopkins, MD, MBA
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Thomas J. Hopkins, MD, MBA

Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke Spine Center - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Spine Center
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

I am a physician leader with advanced degrees in clinical informatics for business administration and physician executive leadership, as well as international experience speaking, writing, and leading quality, clinical informatics, and value-based care initiatives. My career objective is to work with multidisciplinary life science and medical device teams to define, develop and disseminate the real world evidence, data science tools and innovative care-delivery solutions necessary to improve health at scale.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Fellowship
Pain Management, Duke University Medical Center, 2012-2013
Residency
Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2009-2012
Education
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2008
Master of Management in Clinical Informatics, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, 2013
Certified Physician Executive, American Academy of Physician Leadership (Florida), 2018
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

In addition to current clinical and education work, I have secured grant funding as PI on a multisite study investigating the efficacy of RF ablation used in conjunction with cement augmentation for the treatment of spinal metastases. Additionally, through didactic courses and cadaver labs at various conferences, I have also helped certify over 200 pain management, interventional radiology, orthopaedic surgery, and neurosurgery providers on cement augmentation and cement augmentation with RF ablation procedures.

Clinical Trials
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.
  • Cheetah Medical
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • SPR Therapeutics
  • Teleflex Inc.