Maria Thekkekandam, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care
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 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

The UNC Family Medicine Center at Carraway Village
100 Village Center Drive
Suite 1002
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 215-6555

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Maria Thekkekandam, MD, MPH

I decided to become a physician in college when I realized the fulfillment that caring for others brought me. After partaking in summer volunteer projects that worked to improve health conditions for resource-poor communities, I knew I wanted to learn more about both pubic health and medicine. I believe that healthy communities start with having access to a trusted healthcare provider, who can help a patient understand and make decisions about...
I decided to become a physician in college when I realized the fulfillment that caring for others brought me. After partaking in summer volunteer projects that worked to improve health conditions for resource-poor communities, I knew I wanted to learn more about both pubic health and medicine. I believe that healthy communities start with having access to a trusted healthcare provider, who can help a patient understand and make decisions about their mental and physical well-being. A primary care physician is in a unique position of seeing a patient in continuity, spanning stages of life and across a variety of body systems. This in turn enables building of a trust-based relationship and empowering patients to take the best possible care of themselves. While I enjoy taking care of patients at all stages of life, I am particularly interested in mental health and procedures. Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, singing, painting and learning new skills “ for example, I am currently trying to teach myself how to play the ukulele.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Spanish

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009 - 2013

Residency

  • Cone Health Family Medicine, 2013 - 2016
  • Area: Family Medicine

Bachelor of Science

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003 - 2007
  • Area: Public Health

Master of Public Health

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010 - 2012
  • Area: Public Health Leadership Program

Certifications

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 2016
Mental health and procedures

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
* Coverage for certain behavioral health, Medicare and commercial plans as well as TriCare varies across UNC Health entities. Please call prior to your visit to determine coverage.
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