Duke Perioperative Pain Care

Duke Perioperative Pain Care

Type:Duke University Hospital Outpatient Department
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.

If you have an upcoming surgery, our pain medicine specialists work with you to develop a personalized pain management plan. Our experts identify your pain management needs before and after your surgery, and reduce your risk of developing persistent post-surgical pain.

Clinic Hours

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Closed Closed 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Clinic 2F/2G
Durham, NC 27710
Appointments 919-668-7600 Office 919-668-7246

Services

Personalized pain management plans

Our doctors coordinate your pain control before, during, and up to 90 days following your stay at Duke University Hospital. This allows us to create a personalized care plan that is broadly communicated to your doctors before and during your hospital stay, as well as after you go home.

Your personalized care plan identifies your pain management needs prior to and following your surgery, and reduces your risk of developing persistent post-surgical pain. Special testing may be used to determine the right medication, dose and timing for your individual needs.

Controlling your pain before and after surgery

Our comprehensive approach to your care is designed to help you fully recover your function so you can smoothly transition back into the community and minimize your risk of experiencing lasting pain after surgery. Your pain management plan may consist of:

  • Pain management procedures and medication management
  • Complementary and wellness strategies 
  • Physical activity assessment and exercises 
  • Behavioral coping techniques to align pain management and surgical goals

Coordinating and communicating with your care team

Duke’s electronic medical records system ensures your care is coordinated when you see Duke Health specialists at any Duke Health location. In addition, as a Duke patient you have access to Duke MyChart, an online patient portal that makes it easier than ever to manage your health care. Duke MyChart allows you to see your test results, request prescription refills, schedule appointments, communicate with your provider, and more – all online.

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.

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.

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 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
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Local with Duke Health and WakeMed*
  • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)**
  • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
  • Blue Select
  • NC State Employees Health Plan
  • *BCBSNC will no longer offer Blue Local with Duke Health & WakeMed in 2019. Action may be needed on your part. Visit planforduke.com to learn more.
  • **Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.
CIGNA
  • Cigna Choice Plus
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
Coventry Healthcare
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Advantra Gold (HMO)
  • Dual Option of AWH or PPO
Duke Group Plans
  • Duke Basic
  • Duke Select
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)
  • * Not all Duke hospitals and doctors participate in these plans. Please contact your insurance provider to determine what your financial responsibility will be for the health care service you require.

Our Doctors

Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist
4.5 out of 5 (53 ratings, 12 reviews)
919-668-7600
Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist
Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist
4.2 out of 5 (48 ratings, 8 reviews)
919-668-7600

About Us

We are located within Duke Clinic on the 2nd floor.

Preparing For Your Visit

Download a PDF guide that includes information on what to expect during your visit.

Give yourself plenty of time to get to your appointment. Your doctor may ask you to arrive early so that you can have lab tests completed before your examination. Even if this is not the case, we suggest that you should allow about 45 minutes to get to your appointment in addition to your travel time to Durham. This will allow you sufficient time to park, locate the building, get to the particular clinic you're visiting, and register. Duke Clinic is approximately a quarter of a mile from the nearest parking deck. Please note that appointments may be subject to being rescheduled upon late arrivals.

Informal clothing and comfortable shoes are appropriate attire for your visit.

Getting Here

Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Clinic 2F/2G
Durham, NC 27710

Parking

Duke University Hospital is served by two parking garages -- Duke Hospital Parking Garage and Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage. Payment is accepted at automated pay stations. Find out more about parking options at Duke University Hospital.