William Samuel Yancy Jr., MD, MHS William Samuel Yancy Jr., MD, MHS

William Samuel Yancy Jr., MD, MHS

Internal Medicine Doctor

4.8 out of 5  (46 ratings, 9 reviews)
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Insurance

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Contact
919-681-2863 Office number
919-668-8022
Fax number
919-681-2863 Office
919-668-8022 Fax number
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. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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Contact
919-681-2863 Office
919-668-8022 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I am a general internal medicine doctor and clinical researcher and have focused my career on the management of obesity. I became interested in weight management during my training because I recognized that I could treat my patients’ health problems more effectively if I could help them manage their weight. I grew up in Durham and came back after residency to join Duke Health. In 2015, I became Director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center and certified in obesity medicine. Duke Diet and Fitness is a multidisciplinary center with experts in medicine, nutrition, fitness and behavior.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (North Carolina), 1995
MHS, Duke University, 2001
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1995-1998 (Chief Resident, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1999)
FELLOWSHIP
General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1999-2001
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have led numerous clinical trials investigating the safety, effectiveness, tolerability and feasibility of diets and medications for weight management. Through this research, I have developed particular expertise with the low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet, the low-glycemic load diet and the low-fat/reduced-calorie diet. I have also led studies examining the relationship of obesity with health, health care use and quality of life. My recent projects focus on improving the long-term adherence to lifestyle modifications related to weight management and use novel behavioral counseling, technology, behavioral economics and health care system redesign. I have received several awards for my research including two VA Research Career Development awards, The Obesity Society’s Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the Nutrition & Metabolism Society Award for Excellence in Nutrition & Metabolism. I also received the Duke University School of Medicine Excellence in Professionalism Award.

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (46 ratings, 9 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.