Duke Spine Center
Duke Spine Center

Duke Spine Center

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.

The Duke Spine Center is North Carolina’s most comprehensive, interdisciplinary care center for people with back pain, neck pain and spine abnormalities. Our team of neurosurgeons, orthopaedic spine surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists and behavioral health counselors provide patients with a wide range of surgical and non-surgical options, as well as access to state-of-the-art medical equipment and nationally-recognized clinical trials.

Appointments   919-620-5168 Office   919-613-0444

Clinic Hours

7:30 am - 5:00 pm 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Clinic 1B/1C
Durham, NC 27710
Appointments 919-620-5168 Office 919-613-0444


Neurosurgical and orthopaedic services offered at the Duke Spine Center include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation and management of back pain and spinal abnormalities
  • Spine and back treatments including:
    • Steroid and Botox injections
    • Physical therapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Cupping
  • Fluoroscopic-guided pain intervention
  • Behavioral health assessments and treatments
  • Surgery
    • Scoliosis and other spine deformity correction
    • Spine stimulator 
    • Minimally invasive spine procedures
    • Corrective surgeries for failed hardware


  • Diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT scan, CT myelogram, discogram)
  • Electromyelograms (EMG)

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

Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner
4.7 out of 5 (133 ratings, 29 reviews)
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 (284 ratings, 54 reviews)
Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist
Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Spine Surgeon, Spine Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 (246 ratings, 59 reviews)

Preparing For Your Visit

If you are visiting our office for the first time, we ask that you bring:

  • A list of your current medications
  • Copies of any recent medical records
  • Copies of physical therapy records
  • Copies of X-rays, CT scans or MRI images regarding the reason for the visit

Please review our clinical guidelines prior to your appointment.

Please plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to your appointment to ensure you have enough time to park. Payment for parking is also required.

Getting Here

Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Clinic 1B/1C
Durham, NC 27710


There are two options for parking:

  1. The Duke Medicine Circle Parking garage on is located at 200 Trent Drive. The cost is $2 per hour or a maximum $8 per day. Discount parking coupons are available at Duke University Hospital gift shops.
  2. Valet parking is also available at the Duke Clinic entrance for $9 per day. If you choose to valet, please follow Medical Circle around to the last entrance and locate the parking attendant who will give you a ticket to park your car. On busy days, you may have to circle a few times before you are able to leave your car with the attendant.