North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Aligns Services with Duke Health Physician Practice

North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Aligns Services with Duke Health Physician Practice

The Private Diagnostic Clinic and the Duke Departments of Ophthalmology and Surgery are aligning forces with North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (NCEENT) to expand access to ophthalmic, optometry, otolaryngology, audiology and speech services to patients throughout Durham, Person, Orange, and Wake counties.

As of April 1, NCEENT’s five locations will become Duke Health practices. Its 14 physicians will become Duke Health physicians, and more than 80 staff will become employees of the Private Diagnostic Clinic, the physician practice of Duke Health.

“NCEENT’s five locations will give new and existing patients better access to ophthalmic and ENT services,” said Paul Newman, senior vice president, Private Diagnostic Clinic. “By aligning the rich histories of NCEENT and Duke, we’re expanding access and opportunities for all of our patients.”

NCEENT has provided ophthalmic and ENT services in the greater Triangle since 1914. NCEENT providers and medical staff are board certified and highly trained to deliver specialized care in the areas of ophthalmology, optometry, otolaryngology, audiology and speech pathology. NCEENT offers eye glasses and contacts in its Optical Centers located in the Chapel Hill, Cary and North Durham Offices.

“The physicians and employees of North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat are honored to align with the Private Diagnostic Clinic. NCEENT (formerly McPherson Hospital) has been a leader in providing ophthalmology and otolaryngology care for the community, active in medical research, and has provided training of new physicians," said Gregory Hulka, MD, president, North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Board of Directors. "NCEENT welcomes the opportunity to serve patients within Duke Health system."

As of April 1, these locations and providers will begin using the Duke Epic system and their patients will have access to Duke MyChart.  All locations are accepting new patients. Call 919-595-2000 to schedule an appointment today.

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