Refer A Patient

Physicians who choose Duke Medicine as their partner in patient care have access to nationally recognized specialists and services in every health care discipline.

Find a Duke Physician

Online: Search our online physician directory. You may search by name, specialty, and other criteria.

By phone: For personal assistance with patient referrals or more information about Duke physicians or services, call 800-MED-DUKE.

Heart Services Referrals

To refer a patient for inpatient admission, cardiac catheterization, or outpatient consultation, or to determine what type of appointment is needed, contact the Heart Center Communication Center at 919-681-5816.

Providers may also reach us via the Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 800-MED-DUKE.

Acute MI Hotline

The acute myocardial infarction hotline allows referring physicians to have immediate access to a Duke cardiologist who can assist with decision-making regarding the best treatment modality for a patient having a heart attack. 

If direct primary angioplasty/stenting is the appropriate option, the Duke cardiologist and communications team will assist in the expeditious transport of the patient from the referring hospital directly to the Duke Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, where the patient can undergo a life-saving procedure to open his/her artery. 

If you have an Acute MI and want to call the Duke Heart Center for immediate transfer of a patient, please call 1-866-MI2-DUKE.

For questions or more information about the Acute MI Hotline, please contact Annette Winkler, RN, MSN, at 919-668-2629 or; or Robyn Keller, RN, MSN, at 434-728-5511 or

Imaging Hotline

To schedule any non-invasive cardiac exam, including Echo, CTA, or cardiac MRI, or to talk to an imaging expert to determine the right test for a specific patient, physicians may call our imaging hotline at 919-684-5295.

For more information about the hotline, contact the cardiac MRI nurse advice line at 919-668-5582. 

Or, to consult a Duke cardiologist regarding a CT scan, call the 24-hour consult line for CT scans at 919-970-SCAN (919-970-7226).