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What is the Duke Integrative Medicine Primary Care?

At Duke Integrative Medicine, we understand that a life of health and wellbeing requires a customized approach to medicine. This personalized care is what makes being a member of Duke Integrative Medicine Primary Care different. Our board-certified physicians take extra time to listen, ask questions, and really get to know you. You and your personal physician will work together to develop strategies for care that you can use now and throughout your life.

Whether you have a chronic condition or a clean bill of health, Duke Integrative Medicine will support you in pursuing your health goals. Our leading physicians provide the best in conventional and complementary medicine so you can reach your health goals faster. By offering longer appointments with your doctor and 24/7 access to your healthcare team, we provide an exceptional primary care experience that is focused solely on you.

Features of Duke Integrative Medicine Primary Care

  • Leading physicians specializing in conventional and complementary medicine
  • Full primary care services, including health maintenance exams
  • Follow-up for acute and chronic health issues using an integrative approach
  • Coordination of care with specialists – If you need specialty care, our integrative concierge providers will direct you to specialists who are ranked among the nation’s best. As part of a nationally ranked medical center, they have access to the latest research, technology, and medical advances, many of which are discovered at Duke Medicine.
  • 24/7 access to your health care team by phone (for urgent issues)
  • Same-day or next-day appointments for acute visits
  • Shorter wait times and longer appointments with your doctor
  • Access to our award-winning healing environment with spa like amenities including whirlpool, sauna, steam room, meditation spaces, walking labyrinth, library, quiet room, contemplative gardens, Integrative Café, and more.
  • Full access to the  Duke Health and Fitness Center as well as member rates for services and programs. This includes:
    • Access to the facility during normal business hours
    • Member rates on services/programs (massage therapy, personal training and other specialty programs)
    • Member rates for Mind-Body classes
  • A special Duke Integrative Primary Care discount on Duke Integrative Medicine programs of 10% off the regular price for the complete registration period. (This cannot be combined with other discounts. Members that are Duke employees will receive the Duke discount).
  • Skilled, compassionate and dedicated nursing, administrative, and clerical staff are always on hand. You work and talk with the same group of people that get to know you, and you them
  • 10% discount on acupuncture, massage and yoga therapy and health coaching
  • 10% discount in the Integrative Café
  • As a Duke Integrative Medicine patient, your secure connection to Duke’s online patient portal, Duke MyChart, makes it easier than ever to view lab results, request prescription refills, communicate with your provider, and pay bills. Our advanced electronic medical record system is also accessed by every Duke doctor in every Duke facility so your care will always be coordinated

The monthly fee for our concierge integrative medicine primary care practice is not currently covered by health insurance plans. The fee for Duke Integrative Medicine Primary Care membership is $150 per month. Duke Employees please email Kathy Buarotti at for the Duke staff rate.

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I received the care needed to regain the ability to do what I loved again. My art.

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Duke Integrative Primary Care Physicians

  • Susan P. Blackford, MD

    Susan Blackford

    Integrative Medicine Physician

    I enjoy partnering with patients on lifestyle modification and managing complex medical issues using both conventional and complementary approaches. I have a special interest in mind-body medicine. I started my … Read More

  • Deborah Ann Ballard, MD, MPH

    Integrative Medicine Physician

    Dr. Deborah Ballard joined Duke Integrative Medicine in January 2020. Dr. Ballard has over 25 years of clinical experience, most recently coming to us from an integrative medicine practice in … Read More

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