Refer a Patient

If you are a referring physician or health care professional, we can help you find the right people, programs and services for your patients. Depending on the specialty needed, appointments can be made within 24 to 72 hours.

Log Into Duke MedLink

Duke MedLink is your connection to our EMR system. Through this secure, web-based application, you will have quick and convenient read-only access to view your patients’ medical records, place orders and referrals, and send secure messages to Duke physicians. Don't have a MedLink account? Learn more about creating one.

Call 1-800-MED-DUKE (800-633-3853)

The Duke Consultation and Referral Center can:

  • Put you in touch with a specific physician or service.
  • Select an appropriate Duke physician based on your patients' diagnosis.
  • Facilitate patient appointments.
  • Assist in obtaining follow-up information on patients recently seen at Duke.
  • Facilitate patient admissions.
  • Assist with requests for medical records, continuing education, information about Duke programs, services and clinical trials.

Fax an appointment request to the Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 919-479-2435. Please attach relevant medical records with your request.

Find a Specialist

Visit the Duke Health Referring Physicians website to find a specialist.

General ENT Referrals

For patients seeking referrals to our physicians for ear nose and throat, please contact us:

Phone: 919-684-3834
Fax: 919-684-8583

Cancer Referrals

For patients seeking referrals to our physicians for head and neck cancers or lesions, please contact:

Deborah Bolanos
Thoracic, Head & Neck Oncology
New Patient Coordinator
Phone: 919-660-9674, option 1
Fax: 919-613-7273

Skull Base Center Referrals

For patients seeking referrals for acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, or other skull base tumors, please contact:

Trisha Holmes
Phone: 919-684-2605
Fax: 919-684-9108

Vestibular Disorders Clinic

The Duke Vestibular Disorders Clinic offers three services:

  • Comprehensive vestibular laboratory testing (VNG, Rotary Chair testing, and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential – or VEMP – testing).
  • Otological medical evaluation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation with a trained and experienced vestibular therapist (PT)

Our goal is to use state-of-the-art assessment techniques and contemporary medical assessment to diagnose and treat disorders of the vestibular system. Any or all of the three services may be scheduled by the referring physician.

We do accept "self-referred" patients but encourage prior evaluation by the primary care physician, as there are many potential causes of dizziness, and we will be able to address those that affect the vestibular system specifically.

We work in collaboration with other Duke physicians and patients who demonstrate evidence of central vestibular pathology can be referred to a neurologist experienced in the evaluation of these disorders if requested by the patient or the referring physician.

For Vestibular Clinic referrals, contact us:

Phone: 919-684-3834
Fax: 919-684-8583

Duke Health Referring Physicians