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Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA

Cell Therapy and Hematologic Malignancies Specialist, Hematologist, Medical Oncologist, Palliative Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Cancer Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

As a blood cancer specialist and also a palliative care physician, I bring a different focus to cancer care. I’m working hard to improve the treatment experience for patients who are living with blood cancers. By understanding your experience better, we can develop new ways to improve your quality of life, and provide additional support throughout your treatment and beyond.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.95 out of 5
73 ratings, 10 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Fellowship
Hematology/Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2009-2010
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2011-2012
Medical Oncology Research, Duke University Medical Center, 2012-2013
Residency
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2009
Chief Medical Resident, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, 2010-2011
Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2006
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research focuses on improving our understanding of patients' experiences receiving treatment for blood cancer. By better understanding issues that impact patients' quality of life, such as the most common or bothersome symptoms that happen during or after treatment, I hope to improve the overall experience of living with, and being treated for, various blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma. I am also working to better integrate the expertise of palliative care specialists into the care of patients with blood cancers. Palliative care can help patients improve or maintain quality of life while undergoing cancer treatment.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

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 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • 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 copayments, co–insurance, 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 an outside financial interest 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.
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Agios Pharmaceuticals
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca
  • Carevive
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd
  • Helsinn Therapeutics / Helsinn Healthcare SA
  • Heron
  • Medtronic
  • Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Quintiles / IQvia
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Welvie