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Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA

Hematologic Oncologist, Hematologist (Malignant)

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Areas of Expertise
Where I See Patients
Duke Blood Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Hematologic Malignancies Clinic - Durham, NC

My Locations

2400 Pratt St
Durham, NC 27705-3976
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20 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

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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Areas of Expertise

  • Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.89 out of 5
53 ratings, 4 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, 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.

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 Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (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 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 Health
    • 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
  • 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
  • OneNet PPO
    • 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 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 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Agios Pharmaceuticals
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Astellas Pharma Inc.
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Flatiron Health, Inc
  • Pfizer Inc.