Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 39
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. She is 39 years old and has been practicing for 4 years.Read her story

20 Duke Medicine Cir

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 668-6688

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

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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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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Thoracentesis

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

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

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (1)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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:

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. 


Patient Comments (1)

in Wake Forest, NC |
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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This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Mettu accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Mettu has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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