Justin Adams Crocker, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 0337 Hospital South, Box 3913, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-1817

I became a doctor because of my lifelong desire to help people. In fact, when asked as a young child to draw a picture of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I drew a picture of myself with a stethoscope. Gastroenterology appealed to me because it involves complaints that almost everyone experiences at some point, and helping people feel better is very gratifying. In my practice, I see adults with common digestive tract issues, including heartburn, abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, as well as a focus in seeing patients with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease). I believe spending the time to get a detailed history from each patient is valuable, not only for diagnosing and successfully treating or managing these conditions, but also for establishing an open, comfortable physician-patient relationship.

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Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2008 - 2011
  • M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2008


Crocker, JA, Yu, H, Conaway, M, Tuskey, AG, and Behm, BW. "Narcotic use and misuse in Crohn's disease." Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 20, no. 12 (December 2014): 2234-2238.

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