William J. Parsons, MD, RPVI William J. Parsons, MD, RPVI

William J. Parsons, MD, RPVI

Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging Specialist

4.89 out of 5  (594 ratings, 153 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. 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.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

I came to Duke for cardiology fellowship training in 1985. I have always enjoyed the central role of the heart in human health and helping people manage their heart and vascular disease. As a young Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke more than 25 years ago, I had the privilege of working in cardiovascular basic science with some of Duke’s finest academicians. I then joined the faculty at UTSW-Dallas. Shortly after my arrival in Dallas, my daughter Abby, at the age of 3, became ill with a brain tumor. At that point I decided to leave academics and enter private practice. After 10 years, Abby’s neurosurgeon in Dallas felt that she was cured, prompting us to return to the Triangle. Over the last 14 years, I have enjoyed practicing cardiology in Raleigh with Carolina Cardiology Consultants. Given the complexities of today’s health care systems, I am pleased to return to Duke after a 24 year hiatus, where I believe the best care is available to my patients. I have particular interest in cardiac imaging and vascular medicine. My wife Darlene and I have three grown children Emily, Abigail, and Will, and have lived in Raleigh since 2001. I enjoy traveling, usually in a car, with my wife and any other family members who will join us.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, 1980
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital (New York), 1985
FELLOWSHIP
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1988
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View William Parsons's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.89 out of 5 (594 ratings, 153 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.