Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD

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Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD
Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Frisco, CO. He has been practicing for 8 years. Dr. Abernethy is affiliated with St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

360 Peak One Drive

Frisco, CO 80443

Contact Information

(970) 668-5584

Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD

Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Abernethy's Experience

Dr. Abernethy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Dr. Abernethy does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Sleep Apnea


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Density Scan

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Abernethy has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Abernethy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abernethy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abernethy to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Abernethy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Frisco, CO |
Dr. Abernethy takes time to understand the issues and is knowledgeable in his answers and explanations including drawing things out if need be. I appreciate that he takes a practical approach to his recommendations and prescribed coarse of action. He can speak to the difference in costs for various treatments. Thank you for not being in a hurry! Dolly Jo T.
So happy to hear that you had a good experience while in my care! One of my fundamental philosophies of care is to make sure that each patient fully understands their diagnosis, the available options, and the reason behind my recommended treatment plan. Makes for happier patients and better outcomes.
Dr. Abernethy is a very knowledgeable and competent physician. He answers all of my questions and takes the time necessary to address all of my concerns. He also explains things fully so that I understand. He doesn't order a lot of unnecessary tests, etc. He also promptly renews prescription requests and answers my questions via the Centura Health online system.
Thank you for the feedback. Making sure that patients fully understand my diagnosis and recommended course of treatment is one of the key philosophies of my practice. In fact, I enjoy explaining my clinical thought process and believe patients should be a part of the treatment development process.
in Frisco, CO |
He's nice enough until god forbid you ask a question or have a concern about his course of treatment. Also his office is incompetent and can't fill a prescription. I called several times and after several weeks they still hadn't filled the prescriptions creating a dangerous situation. Finally I just went to a new doctor. After I went to a new doctor his office cancelled my other scripts without telling me creating another dangerous situation. I wouldn't recommend Abernathy or his office at all.
It's important that patients understand why I recommend each test/treatment, so I always try to explain my rationale. Assessing the response to new treatments is critical, so my policy is to initially provide a 30-day supply w/out refills. Unfortunately if my staff is unable to reach the patient to gather feedback, I cannot refill prescriptions. Medications can have dangerous side effects or interactions, so it's imperative that one's current primary care provider manage one's treatment.
in Breckenridge, CO |
Incompetent, unethical, distrustful of patients. Avoid this doctor at all costs--- seek a respectful and experienced practitioner.
I practice evidence-based medicine consistent with the latest standards of care. I always explain why I suggest a specific course of action. And I take the ethical practice of medicine very seriously. The US has a high rate of prescription drug misuse and it can be difficult to discern legitimate use from abuse. Therefore, we have created policies that can lead patients to feel untrusted. I emphasize safe, effective treatment options that do not promote dependency.
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Dr. Abernethy accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Abernethy has admitting privileges

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
340 Peak One Drive
Frisco, CO 80443
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