Ryan Paulus, DO

Resident Physician
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMClosed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

The UNC Family Medicine Center at Chapel Hill
590 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 966-6126

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Ryan Paulus, DO

I come from a small town in rural northwest Ohio. It was my small town family doctor that influenced me to pursue family medicine. After seeing his impact on the community, the scope of his care and the relationships he developed with his patients, I knew a career in family medicine was for me. In medical school, I was involved with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) a...
I come from a small town in rural northwest Ohio. It was my small town family doctor that influenced me to pursue family medicine. After seeing his impact on the community, the scope of his care and the relationships he developed with his patients, I knew a career in family medicine was for me. In medical school, I was involved with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) at the local, state and national levels, which allowed me to meet several amazing family physicians, which further grew my passion for the field. In medical school, I also had the opportunity to participate in a year-long clerkship where I managed a patient panel in similar roles to how a family medicine intern would. The longitudinal relationships I developed with the patients were some of my most memorable experiences in medical school, and it solidified family medicine for me. My interests within family medicine continue to grow, but my main interests include rural underserved medicine, full-scope family medicine, sports medicine, healthcare delivery and leadership, and family medicine advocacy/policy. Outside of medicine, I am taking advantage of all the outdoor offerings North Carolina provides. I particularly enjoy heading to the mountains for hiking, camping and rafting, or going to the beach to soak up the North Carolina sun and do some kayaking. More locally, I enjoy exploring the food and craft brewery scene as well as checking out all the local festivals and events in the Triangle area.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Ohio University, 2015 - 2019
  • Area: Osteopathic Medicine
Rural underserved medicine, full-scope family medicine, sports medicine, healthcare delivery and leadership, and family medicine advocacy/policy

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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