Lee H. Diehl, MD Lee H. Diehl, MD

Lee H. Diehl, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.78 out of 5  (276 ratings, 42 reviews)
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Contact
919-471-9622 Office number
919-477-1929
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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. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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Profile
ABOUT ME

Like many physicians, especially in sports medicine, my experiences as an athlete through high school and college exposed me to the specialty of orthopedics. My own injuries and interactions with orthopedic surgeons developed my interests and also allow me to help my patients. I work with kids of all ages, from elementary school through high school and college, as well as adults. Their conditions are primarily sports injuries and other musculoskeletal overuse type of injuries. I talk with them, find out what their goals and desires are, what their limitations are, the problems they’re having with what they want to do. Most problems have different treatment options, surgical and sometimes nonsurgical. It’s a matter of what the patient is interested in, and based on my experience, I explain what the best treatments might be. At Duke, we’re constantly learning and trying to develop with cutting-edge treatments, as well as staying abreast of what’s happening in research. I think we can provide patients with the best treatments available in today’s marketplace.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Sports Medicine Team

I am part of a sports medicine team that treats joint sprains and strains, arthritis, fractures, tendonitis, and bursitis. When conservative measures aren’t enough, we offer the full spectrum of orthopaedic procedures, including surgery, to treat foot or ankle painknee sprains or tears, shoulder injuries, and elbow injuries. We also offer hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement.

My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
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  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team
12,352
Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team
12,352
My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
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  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1992
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, UNC Hospitals, 1996-2000
FELLOWSHIP
Sports Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center (Illinois), 2000-2001
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Med
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am participating in clinical outcomes research, in collaboration with physical therapy, investigating athletic performance after ACL reconstruction. We want to improve our understanding of factors that affect re-injury after return to sports, and improve our ability to reduce that risk.

PUBLICATIONS
View Lee Diehl's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.78 out of 5 (276 ratings, 42 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.