Luz "Juliana" Juliana Barahona, MD

Chief, Pulmonary Division, UNC Lenoir Health Care

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Pulmonology, Pediatric Pulmonology
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Lenoir
706 Rosanne Drive
Kinston, NC 28504
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(252) 527-8353

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Subspecialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Luz "Juliana" Juliana Barahona, MD

Since a very young age, I was inquisitive in how the human body worked. As I grew older, I became involved in missionary work and wanted to accompany and help relieve the suffering of other people. I have dedicated my life since to pursue a medical career and have had the privilege to serve diverse communities and all age ranges. I have a patient-family-centered approach. I like to work with my patients and their families so they have the best...
Since a very young age, I was inquisitive in how the human body worked. As I grew older, I became involved in missionary work and wanted to accompany and help relieve the suffering of other people. I have dedicated my life since to pursue a medical career and have had the privilege to serve diverse communities and all age ranges. I have a patient-family-centered approach. I like to work with my patients and their families so they have the best understanding of their disease, which in turn allows them to take good care of themselves and to make informed, sound decisions. I try to foster an environment in which the patients and their families feel knowledgeable and empowered for the care of their disease. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy cooking, baking and traveling.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network
  • UNC Lenoir Health Care

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical School

  • Universidad Central del Caribe, 2006 - 2010
  • Honors: Member, Alpha Omega Alpha

Residency

  • University of Miami, 2010 - 2014
  • Area: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Fellowship

  • University of Miami, 2014 - 2016
  • Area: Pediatric Pulmonology

Fellowship

  • University of Miami, 2016 - 2018
  • Area: Adult Pulmonary Medicine

Bachelor of Science

  • Florida Atlantic University, 2001 - 2005
  • Area: Biology, Minor in Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2016
  • Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Disease, Board Certified, 2018
Transitional care for chronically ill children and young adults, patient advocacy, access to medical care in rural communities, COVID-19 prevention and treatments

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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