James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute
855-855-6484 Appointments

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.

James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute has a 70-year history of being a national leader in the treatment of professional athletes, non-professional athletes, and recreational athletes. Our doctors, surgeons, and physical therapists offer the best clinical care for people of all levels of athletic skill who want to be more active than their medical condition allows.

Appointments   855-855-6484 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
Duke Center for Living Campus - Wallace building
3475 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705-0005
Appointments 855-855-6484 Office 919-684-5888
Fax 919-684-8598


Sports medicine services offered at this location include:

Services of Duke University Hospital Outpatient Departments include:

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 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 Cross Blue Shield of NC
  • 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 Open Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
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
  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • 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
  • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
  • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
  • Optima Plus (PPO)
  • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • 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)

Our Providers

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
4.51 out of 5 261 ratings, 44 reviews
Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.91 out of 5 394 ratings, 67 reviews
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Sports Medicine Specialist
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist, Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging Specialist
Heart Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist
Hip Arthroscopist, Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.74 out of 5 334 ratings, 54 reviews
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.79 out of 5 302 ratings, 55 reviews
Hand Surgeon, Microvascular Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.64 out of 5 356 ratings, 55 reviews
Emergency Medicine Specialist, Sports Medicine Specialist
4.77 out of 5 45 ratings, 11 reviews
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.78 out of 5 111 ratings, 23 reviews
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.90 out of 5 491 ratings, 114 reviews
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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 are located 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

Getting Here

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


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