Dr. Heather Adkins, MD

Dr. Heather Adkins, MD

Headache Management  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Heather Adkins, MD is a headache management specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med in 1999 and specializes in headache management and neurology.Read her story

1910 Sedwick Rd Ste 400A

Durham, NC 27713

Contact Information

(919) 907-2377

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Adkins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Adkins "Prior to starting her own private practice, Dr. Adkins was an Assistant Professor in the Headache Division at Duke University in Durham, N.C. She received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2002. She completed her residency in neurology in 2006 and headache and face pain fellowship in 2007, both of which were done at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Adkins practiced at Nashville Neuroscience, a headache clinic affiliated with Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Doctor Adkins enjoys spending her free time with her daughter and Yorkipoo dog. Professional Affiliations American Headache Society Southern Headache Society American Academy of Neurology American Medical Association American Medical Women's Association "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Adkins "Doctor Heather Adkins is a board-certified headache specialist who is dedicated to finding effective, personalized treatment for patients with headache and face pain disorders.

Doctor Adkins specializes in the treatment of headaches because she is passionate about helping her patients live without the debilitating pain of headaches and migraines. With years of experience, she understands there are many causes of the pain that is often associated with lifestyle choices and other physical factors. She partners with her patients to treat the causes of the head pain, not just the symptoms. Doctor Adkins dedicates her time and talents to helping patients achieve their goal of managing their headaches, face pain and migraines.

She treats conditions including migraines, migraines with aura, chronic migraines, menstrual migraines, migraine-associated vertigo and dizziness, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, cluster headache and atypical face pain."

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2  Specialties

  • Headache Management
  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

49  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Basilar Migraine
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Classic Migraine
  • Cluster Headache
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Concussion
  • Cough Headache
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Headache
  • Visual Migraine
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Louisville Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of North Carolina Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of North Carolina Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Adkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Adkins' Reviews

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38 total reviews (20 have comments)

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Patient Comments (20)

Dr. Adkins is incredibly committed to her patients. She is very well educated and up to date on research. She listens and cares about her patients. Dr. Adkins is easy to talk to and one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
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I have been under Dr. Adkins's care for 9 years. She has always treated me with compassion, concern, and has a genuine desire to help me combat my chronic migraines. I'm not an easy patient to treat due to medication restrictions, but Dr. Adkins is always seeking ways to alleviate my migraines. I...more
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My experience with Dr. Adkins was phenomenal. My first visit to see her; I had recently been in a car accident and was experiencing major headaches. The ambience was amazing and I immediately felt a sense of comfort. She was very welcoming and pleasant. she knew exactly what I needed and she...more
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I've been seeing Dr. Adkins now for about 6 months. I've been dealing with migraines since I was 11 years old and I've had no luck with doctor's prior to working with Dr. Adkins. She's been incredibly helpful and willing to work with me around particular medications I'd prefer to avoid. Since I've...more
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I can't say enough how amazing Dr. Adkins is and how grateful I am for her. My medical history is very complex, for the last 14 years every doctor ended with the same, we just don't know. I was frustrated and losing hope when I was referred to Dr. Adkins. Even when tests came back negative or...more
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