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About Us

About Us


In April 2022, DHIP physician members voted to endorse a motion to co-create a new Duke Health Integrated Practice (DHIP) within Duke University Health System, after operating as a separate, for-profit partnership company since its inception nearly a century ago. 

As of July 1, 2023, what was once the Private Diagnostic Clinic became Duke Health Integrated Practice and part of the Duke University Health System. Through this transition, Duke Health are more strategically aligned and better equipped to improve access and grow while being able to recruit and retain the top providers and staff both now and long into the future. 

Learn more about our history as the Private Diagnositic Clinic or our transition to Duke Health Integrated Practice >

OUR MISSION Advancing Health Together

OUR VISION Deliver Tomorrow's Health Care Today

At a Glance

Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Clinic, and Administrative Staff
Primary Care and Specialty Care Clinics throughout North Carolina
Patient Visits in FY22

Our Community

Episodes of Specialty Care Delivered to Uninsured Patients in Durham County
in Charity and Uncompensated Care Annually
Annual Total Revenue

DHIP has a responsibility to:

  • Provide its patients with access to and delivery of high quality, evidence-based care
  • Empower its physicians by providing a supportive and well-functioning environment in which to practice medicine
  • Seek innovative, affordable, and effective solutions that improve patient outcomes and ensure the long-term financial security of the practice
  • Treat its employees with respect and dignity, and to recognize their accomplishments
  • Serve its community by being good citizens and provide accessible, affordable health services to its neighbors

Operational and Support Services

DHIP administration strives to provide a supportive, efficient and well-functioning work environment that allows its members to focus on the practice and advancement of medicine.  Operational and support services include:

  • Human Resources
  • Benefits and Retirement Plans
  • Clinic Management
  • Quality and Safety Accreditation and Oversight
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Staff Recruitment
  • Provider Integration/Onboarding 
  • Financial Billing, Collections and Reporting
  • Contracting
  • Legal Representation, Malpractice
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Patient Relations
  • Communications and Marketing

Duke Health is an awesome place to work. I love working with my Endoscopy family. Leadership is always very supportive to those that want to advance in their career and they also make sure that staff maintains a work-life balance. They truly and genuinely care about the people that work here.
—Surgical Technician, Duke Gastroenterology Brier Creek

While working at Duke I have attended educational conferences, attained a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, achieved GI certification, and received bonuses and pay increases thanks to the clinical ladder advancement opportunities.
—Ambulatory Charge Nurse, Duke Gastroenterology of Raleigh

From personal experience, I can tell you that Duke is different from other healthcare employers because of the high value they place on their employees, the great benefit options they offer us and the competitive salaries. I’m recruiting my friends daily!
—Health Center Administrator, Southeastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center

I enjoy the variety in my day to day at Duke Orthopaedics Heritage. My providers and coworkers make coming to work exciting! I primarily work with a Pediatric Surgeon but there are times I can be utilized in other sub-specialties like total joint, foot and ankle, and sports medicine.
—Athletic Trainer, Duke Orthopaedics Heritage

There’s a sense and feeling of commitment here to the larger issues. It causes us to ask questions that are likely to advance the human condition.
—Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Head and Neck Surgeon, Neurotologist, Otologist; Duke Otolaryngology South Durham