Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, MD

Surgical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, MD
Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, MD is a surgical oncology doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Tolnitch is affiliated with Rex Hospital and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.

4101 Macon Pond Rd

Raleigh, NC 27607

Contact Information

(919) 782-8200

Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, MD

Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tolnitch I am a breast cancer surgeon. Like many doctors I started in medicine because I wanted to help people. I've always been a problem solver so I think thats why surgery particularly appeals to me. Early in my career no one was specializing in breast cancer. I started developing an expertise on that and then dedicated my whole practice to breast cancer. I think patients should choose Duke for breast care because we bring the most expertise to the table not only in surgery but also in oncology radiation and radiology. Duke has a longstanding history of comprehensive cancer work that includes research and clinical trials. Outside of work I enjoy riding horses being outside and gardening. I also run a non-profit foundation called Pretty in Pink that raises money for breast cancer surgery chemotherapy and radiation for local patients who cant afford treatment.


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  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

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.


  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Nc
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Unc Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tolnitch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tolnitch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tolnitch to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Tolnitch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr Tolnitch is an excellent, dedicated surgeon. With a diagnosis of breast cancer, Dr Tolnitch was the first Dr I contacted. Her exceptional reputation was well documented, and I was glad to have an experienced professional direct my care. With 5 tumors scattered through both breasts, she performed a bilateral mastectomy in a short time schedule at my extreme urging. The care I received from her office staff, both before and after the procedure was outstanding. I would highly recommend her.
in Raleigh, NC |
I went to see Dr. Tolnitch when my mammogram came back showing a shadow in my breast. She examined both of my breasts and explained to me why the shadow was on the mammogram. I appreciated how she took time with me instead of making me feel like I was just another body.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tolnitch accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tolnitch has admitting privileges

Rex Hospital
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC 27607
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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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