Ellen Byars, WHNP-BC

Instructor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cancer
Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC REX Hospital
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Cancer

Subspecialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Advanced Practice Provider
Gender: Female

About Ellen Byars, WHNP-BC

I am a womens health clinician who specializes in gynecology (GYN) oncology, survivorship care and lower genital tract dysplasia. I began my nursing career caring for women in the postpartum period and have been hooked on taking care of women and their families ever since. My passion for womens health eventually led me to pursue my advanced practice degree as a Womens Health Nurse Practitioner. In my practice, I care for women with GYN cancer,...
I am a womens health clinician who specializes in gynecology (GYN) oncology, survivorship care and lower genital tract dysplasia. I began my nursing career caring for women in the postpartum period and have been hooked on taking care of women and their families ever since. My passion for womens health eventually led me to pursue my advanced practice degree as a Womens Health Nurse Practitioner. In my practice, I care for women with GYN cancer, lower genital tract dysplasia and benign GYN related problems. I believe it is a privilege to support and empower women during some of the most difficult and challenging times in their lives. I strive to create a trusting collaborative relationship with women and their families. I look for opportunities to promote not only the physical health of my patients but also their mental health and emotional wellbeing. When Im not working, I enjoy doing yoga, Orange Theory workouts and spending time being present with friends and family (1 husband, 2 kids and a gerbil).

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC REX Healthcare
  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Bachelor of Science

  • Duke University, 2011
  • Area: Nursing

Master of Science

  • Duke University, 2018
  • Area: Nursing-Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Honors: Sigma Theta Tau, Bonnie Jones Friedman Humanitarian Award

Bachelor of Arts

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001

Certifications

  • Nursing-Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), endometrial, vulvar and vaginal biopsy
Gynecology (GYN) oncology, survivorship care, lower genital tract dysplasia, human papillomavirus (HPV), sexual health, genitourinary syndrome of menopause, smoking cessation, mental health and caring for underserved populations

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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