Duke Integrative Medicine expands access through new insurance policies

posted March 14th, 2012

Beginning March 15, 2012, Duke Integrative Medicine will accept insurance for all physician consultations and many health psychology services.

As of March 15, 2012 patients may see any of the physicians at Duke Integrative Medicine for the typical co-pay that is associated with their insurance policy. 
A physician consultation at the center is a comprehensive evaluation by an expert Duke physician who is trained in conventional and complementary medicine.  It offers a complete assessment of a patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health during which the physician takes the time to listen to and understand a patient’s health concerns and goals.  The physician works in partnership with the patient and his/her other physicians to create a plan including the very best treatments available that aims to optimize health and well-being.  At the time of any appointment, the patient has full use of all of the Duke Integrative Medicine facility including spa, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, library, meditation spaces, walking labyrinth, and more.

“We are tremendously excited to be able to make our services available to more people than ever, now that we are enrolled in the insurance plans of most of the people who live in the Triangle and beyond," said Adam Perlman, M.D., MPH, executive director of Duke Intyegrative Medicine. "It has been the goal of everyone at Duke Integrative Medicine to exponentially expand the reach of our patient-centered model of care to anyone who wants all that we have to offer:  the very best scientific medical care along with the complementary and alternative therapies that we know have proven results.  At last, insurance will make this a reality for us—and, more importantly, for all the patients we know who seek our approach to health and wellness.”