Alison Kavanaugh, MD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Primary Care, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMClosed Today

Location Information

UNC Pediatrics at Southpoint
7011 Fayetteville Road
Suite 210
Durham, NC 27713
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 215-2381

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Primary Care
  • General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Alison Kavanaugh, MD

I chose to become a doctor because it was my dream since childhood. I love being a pediatrician because I love children! Watching them grow and develop from birth to young adulthood is amazing, and it is my pleasure and privilege to be part of helping them learn how to be healthy as they grow. I am a strong believer in the power of healthy lifestyle choices, including sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and connection to nature for the develo...
I chose to become a doctor because it was my dream since childhood. I love being a pediatrician because I love children! Watching them grow and develop from birth to young adulthood is amazing, and it is my pleasure and privilege to be part of helping them learn how to be healthy as they grow. I am a strong believer in the power of healthy lifestyle choices, including sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and connection to nature for the development of healthy bodies and minds. I avoid prescribing medications whenever it is possible to treat a condition with education, reassurance and time. I use evidence-based medicine to help patients and parents consider the risks and benefits of choosing specific therapies or watchful waiting. I am a passionate advocate for vaccines and feel strongly that every child should receive the recommended vaccines on the recommended schedule at every opportunity. Outside of work, I spend my time with my family. We love to travel, hike, camp, play games, read and make music. We spend as much time as we can outdoors and enjoy cheering for the Tarheels! Our kids can be found playing Y sports, singing in the church choir, playing fiddle or guitar, volunteering with scouts, or constructing their own inventions in their "workshop.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Residency

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Area: Pediatrics

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Board Certified
Newborns, chronic childhood conditions, global health, adolescent health including LGBT youth and families

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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