Darshana A. Patel, FNP

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Family Medicine, Primary Care
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today

Location Information

UNC Family Medicine at Southpoint
7011 Fayetteville Road
Suite 200
Durham, NC 27713
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 484-0849

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Advanced Practice Provider
Gender: Female

About Darshana A. Patel, FNP

I have always had the heart of a nurse and I truly love being a nurse! I chose to advance my education and become a Nurse Practitioner to provide compassionate, holistic and evidence-based care. I want to care for my patients the way I would want my own family cared for. My philosophy of care is that a balance of physical, mental and emotional health is the key to a long, happy and healthy life. All medications come with side effects. I use me...
I have always had the heart of a nurse and I truly love being a nurse! I chose to advance my education and become a Nurse Practitioner to provide compassionate, holistic and evidence-based care. I want to care for my patients the way I would want my own family cared for. My philosophy of care is that a balance of physical, mental and emotional health is the key to a long, happy and healthy life. All medications come with side effects. I use medications when necessary, but its important to remember the other components of wellness. When I'm not at work, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, singing, puzzles, cooking, and trying new foods.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Bachelor of Science

  • East Carolina University, 2012
  • Area: Nursing

Master of Science

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
  • Area: Nursing

Certifications

  • Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
In-office procedures
Prevention/wellness, women's health, mental health

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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