Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
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Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 4 years. She graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in medical oncology.Read her story

20 Duke Medicine Cir

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 668-6688

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mettu performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pancreatic Cancer
high
more than 87% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
high
more than 87% of peers
Anal Disorders
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Mettu's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Mettu's bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mettu "My passion is the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. I strive to take the very best care of my patients that I possibly can. Working with world-class colleagues and a multidisciplinary team which includes radiation and surgical oncologists makes this possible. I came to appreciate the beauty of the gastrointestinal tract while observing GI surgeries as a second-year medical student. My fascination with how cancers develop and how we may develop new therapies to treat cancer led me to pursue a PhD in molecular cancer biology. This training honed the critical thinking skills that I still use to this day as I think critically about how best to treat my patients. The close relationships that oncologists have with patients and their families clinched my decision to pursue a career as a medical oncologist. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and four young children and running."
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1  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

60  Conditions Treated

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1  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.

Education

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mettu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mettu's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mettu to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (1)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Mettu's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Mettu Says:
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Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience at the Duke Cancer Center. It is my pleasure to care for my patients, and I would welcome any opportunity to improve our practice at the Duke Cancer Center. 

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Patient Comments (1)

Dr Mettu was very professional and appeared to be concerned about my situation. She gave several recommendations for treatment and carefully explained how she planned to proceed
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