Gillian Aylward, MD, AAFP, ABFM

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Family Medicine, Primary Care
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 - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today

Location Information

UNC Family Medicine at Hillsborough
2800 Old NC 86
Suite 105
Hillsborough, NC 27278
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 732-3089

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 - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Gillian Aylward, MD, AAFP, ABFM

People are often curious as to why one chooses medicine as a career. For me, it was a strong desire to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle and to fight the challenges of chronic illness. Of course, applied physiology in medicine has always fascinated me. The scope of illness and multigenerational nature of family medicine is very satisfying. I embrace all disciplines and patient ages that family medicine encompasses. In particular, geriat...
People are often curious as to why one chooses medicine as a career. For me, it was a strong desire to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle and to fight the challenges of chronic illness. Of course, applied physiology in medicine has always fascinated me. The scope of illness and multigenerational nature of family medicine is very satisfying. I embrace all disciplines and patient ages that family medicine encompasses. In particular, geriatrics is challenging as it is multidisciplinary in management. Adolescent medicine is important as it lays the cornerstone for lifelong healthy habits. I truly enjoy all aspects of family medicine, and that is why I chose it for a career. My philosophy of practice is prevention of disease with a focus on personalized care. The numerous resources available in today's medical environment empowers a family doctor in ways that have never previously been possible. I am married with three adult children and one beagle. My outside interests include golf, swimming, gardening, paddle boarding and trail walking. I also volunteer in the PORCH program (a food service for the underprivileged).

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1979 - 1983

Residency

  • Dalhousie University, 1983 - 1985
  • Area: Family Medicine

Bachelor of Science

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1977 - 1979
  • Area: Medical Science

Certifications

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified

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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