Dr. Katherine Applegate, PHD

Dr. Katherine Applegate, PHD

Clinical Psychology  ·  
Dr. Katherine Applegate, PHD is a clinical psychologist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Ohio State University in 2000 and specializes in clinical psychology.

2100 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 620-4467

Insurance Accepted

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

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Applegate "My clinical practice focuses on psychological treatments for patients with various medical and surgical issues such as chronic pain spine disease traumatic injuries amputations obesity and obesity-related disorders post-weight loss surgery weight regain diabetes and other endocrine disorders sexual dysfunction neurological conditions and gastrointestinal disease. Treatments can be tailored to address depression anxiety adjustment disorders relationship conflict domestic violence caregiver stress substance use disorders medical adherence issues recovery from physical and sexual trauma post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) tobacco use disorders and bereavement. Interventions can include cognitive behavioral psychotherapy behavioral pain management stress management biofeedback and relaxation training behavioral weight loss appetite awareness training smoking cessation exercise motivation pre-surgical psychological screening for neuro-modulation surgeries (spinal cord stimulator for example) and weight loss surgery. In my spare time I enjoy walking my cocker spaniels at the trails around Duke and knitting with alpaca yarn."
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1  Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology

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  • Ohio State University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Katherine Applegate, PHD
She pays attention to what you got to say and gives an honest synopsis at the end of your appointment and she offers great insight in the encouragement in your treatment plan
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Joseph traumer in Jacksonville, NC – Jul 12, 2018
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Less than one star. I expected more from a duke psychologist and from a psychologist in general. Rude, condescending, arrogant, and narcissistic. Absolutely horrible. I don’t understand how she can treat people this way when they are coming to her for help. Does not return phone calls either.
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Apr 11, 2018
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Was a patient for 2 y 10m following a bus accident & horrific tx in DUKE ER Dr. Applegate completely lost her objectivity & professionalism. She was clearly unable to see my side; how I was poorly treated. Her loyalty clearly was w her employer DUKE; what I said was totally irrelevant as far as...Read More
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Peg Meerkatz in Durham NC – Apr 03, 2018
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Less than 1 Star, actually. Applegate was rude, arrogant, and condescending in her tone. I don't recommend her as a Provider, it would be a waste of time and money...... She was very nasty and Curt towards me!!
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Franklinton, NC – Aug 29, 2017
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She did not let me finish my survey. She was arrogant. She asked quick short questions and didn't want a long answer. She was rude. She never asked about my Chronic Migraines. I wonder if she got her Phd from Wal-Mart she's so uncaring and stupid.
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Sir Michael C Watford in Lexington, SC – Feb 02, 2016
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