Michael Baca-Atlas, MD

Assistant Professor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care

Location Information

UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

Additional Practice Locations for Michael Baca-Atlas, MD

About Michael Baca-Atlas, MD

I feel fortunate to have an opportunity to be a physician and chose this profession because I truly enjoy caring for others while having fun and bringing a positive attitude to the clinic room or bedside in the hospital. I focus on creating a safe space for my patients by reducing stigma and talking openly about issues that are complex and difficult to talk about. Over the last few years, I have become more interested in the interaction of phy...
I feel fortunate to have an opportunity to be a physician and chose this profession because I truly enjoy caring for others while having fun and bringing a positive attitude to the clinic room or bedside in the hospital. I focus on creating a safe space for my patients by reducing stigma and talking openly about issues that are complex and difficult to talk about. Over the last few years, I have become more interested in the interaction of physical health, mental health and addiction. I focus on shared decision making and helping to support my patients healthcare goals. Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family, exercise, read and try new restaurants.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2011 - 2015

Residency

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015 - 2018
  • Area: Family Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018 - 2019
  • Area: Addiction Medicine

Bachelor of Science

  • University of Maryland, College Park, 2007 - 2011
  • Area: Biology

Certifications

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 2018
Addiction medicine, underserved populations, and the intersection of physical and mental health and addiction.

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
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