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James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute

Type:Duke University Hospital Outpatient Department, 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.

The James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute has a 70-year history of national leadership in treating professional athletes, nonprofessional athletes, and recreational athletes. Our doctors, surgeons, and physician assistants offer the best clinical care for people of all levels of athletic skill who want to be more active than their medical conditions allow.

Clinic Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duke Center for Living Campus - Wallace building
3475 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705-0005
Appointments 919-613-7797    919-613-7797 Office 919-684-5888
Fax 919-684-8598

Clinic Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Types of Orthopaedic Care

Duke Health orthopaedic specialists treat pain and injury to every bone, joint, and muscle.


Sports medicine services offered at this location include:

Our orthopaedic specialists can help you if you have pain or injury to your:

If you need physical or occupational therapy, our doctors can refer you to -- and coordinate your care with -- Duke Physical Therapy Sports Medicine at the Center for Living, which is located in the PepsiCo building right next door.

Our Providers

Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner
4.89 out of 5
Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.58 out of 5
Sports Medicine Specialist
4.74 out of 5
Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.93 out of 5
Sports Medicine Specialist
4.77 out of 5
Sports Medicine Specialist
4.82 out of 5
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist, Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging Specialist
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
4.66 out of 5
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
4.90 out of 5
Heart Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist
4.94 out of 5
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
4.57 out of 5
Hip Arthroscopist, Hip Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.78 out of 5
Hand Surgeon, Microvascular Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.64 out of 5
Emergency Medicine Specialist, Sports Medicine Specialist
4.92 out of 5
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.92 out of 5
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.92 out of 5
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
4.86 out of 5
Sports Performance Specialist
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
4.65 out of 5
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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 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
  • 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
  • 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.

About Us

The James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute is located in the Wallace building on the Center for Living campus in Durham. Once you enter the Center for Living campus from Erwin Road, drive up the hill about 1/4 mile. The Wallace building is the second building on the left. Please drop patients off at the front of the building.

Physical therapy appointments take place in the PepsiCo building, which is the building to the right of the Wallace Building. Check-in is to the right when you enter the building.

If you're a physician who would like to refer a patient, please call 919-613-7797.

Preparing For Your Visit

Accessibility Services

We provide equal access for all people and offer a range of free accessibility services to patients and visitors who need them.

Interpreter Services

Free interpreter services can be provided for patients who prefer to communicate in a language other than English.


Duke Center for Living Campus - Wallace building
3475 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705-0005


Free parking is conveniently located in the lots adjacent to Duke Sports Science Institute.

Public Transportation

Plan your trip to James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute through GoDurham bus route 11B or GoTriangle bus routes 400 and 405. The closest bus stops are Erwin Rd at Cameron Blvd and Erwin Rd at Towerview Rd. If you have trouble accessing these routes, visit GoDurham Access and GoTriangle Access to check if you meet the ADA eligibility for accessible transit programs.

Duke Transit provides free bus service to the Duke University Medical Center campus for students, employees, patients, and visitors. See maps of bus routes.