Aaron Leininger, MD

Network Medical Director, Triangle East

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
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 - 4:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Clayton
166 Springbrook Ave.
Suite 101
Clayton, NC 27520
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 550-7403

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 - 4:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Aaron Leininger, MD

I have always enjoyed science and technology, but rather than work in a traditional science, technology or engineering field, I wanted a career that allowed me to work one-on-one with people positively and collaboratively. Medicine was the best match for me to achieve this goal, and primary care sports medicine was the perfect specialty for me. I absolutely love my career choice and feel privileged to work in the medical field. Outside o...
I have always enjoyed science and technology, but rather than work in a traditional science, technology or engineering field, I wanted a career that allowed me to work one-on-one with people positively and collaboratively. Medicine was the best match for me to achieve this goal, and primary care sports medicine was the perfect specialty for me. I absolutely love my career choice and feel privileged to work in the medical field. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my wife and two children doing physical activities. I play on a coed soccer team with my wife, and together we have organized charity 5Ks, such as the Bella Rose Strides for Babies and the WannaWearOne 5K. I provide volunteer medical coverage for several local sporting events, including West Johnston High School football games. I am a former collegiate soccer player who enjoys kayaking, running, cycling, participating in triathlons, and coaching and playing recreational soccer.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network
  • UNC Health Johnston

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Residency

  • Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
  • Area: Family Medicine

Fellowship

  • Elon University
  • Area: Primary Care Sports Medicine

Certifications

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 2009
  • Family Medicine-Sports Medicine, Board Certified, 2010
Concussion management

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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