Announcements

The Duke Diet and Fitness Center provides outpatient weight management services including medical, behavioral health and nutrition services. Currently, most visits will be done via virtual visit due to COVID-19. We have decided to discontinue the residential-style program to build a more robust outpatient medical weight management program. We’re so grateful for the support of all of our clients over the years, and we celebrate and honor the many lives that have been positively impacted by the residential program. Click here to read full announcement. Our website will be updated soon to reflect this new direction. Please call 800-235-3853 with any questions.

Duke Diet and Fitness Center

Type:Specialty Clinic
*Hospital-based clinics are an extension of Duke Health hospitals and have additional facility charges. Some insurance companies process bills with a deductible and coinsurance rather than as a co-pay as for an office visit. This may impact the amount of the bill you are responsible for after payment from your insurance plan. Check with your insurance company before your visit to determine what your responsibility will be.
For more than 50 years, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center has been committed to helping individuals achieve a life of health and wellness. With our comprehensive approach to obesity treatment, weight loss and lifestyle change, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center offers medically supervised weight loss services that will give you the tools necessary to help lead an active, fulfilling and healthy life.

Clinic Hours

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Monday - Sunday
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501 Douglas St
Durham, NC 27705-3888

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Services

The Duke Diet and Fitness Center has a team of experts that will provide you with behavioral health consultations, nutrition sessions and fitness opportunities, as well as personalized medical care. Some of our services include:

  • A comprehensive weight management program utilizing outpatient medical, nutrition and behavioral services
  • Optifast meal replacement program
  • Fitness services, including personal training and body composition measurement

Accepted 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Basic
  • Duke Select
  • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
First Health
Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
  • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
Healthgram
  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
MedCost
  • First Medicare Direct*
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
  • *This is for Wake County only.

MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • 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
  • 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*
  • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

  • 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)
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

Our Providers

Family Medicine Doctor, Primary Care Doctor
919-813-7722
Aquatics Specialist
800-235-3853
Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
800-235-3853
Medical Weight Management Specialist
800-235-3853
Certified Diabetes Educator, Dietitian
800-235-3853
Medical Weight Management Specialist, Primary Care Doctor
4.84 out of 5
Accepting New Patients
800-235-3853
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Getting Here

501 Douglas St
Durham, NC 27705-3888

Parking

Free, convenient parking.