Dr. Douglas D. Schocken MD Cardiologist

Dr. Douglas D. Schocken is a cardiologist in Durham, North Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Duke University Hospital and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 40 years. Dr. Schocken accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 219 doctors at Duke University Hospital and one of 43 at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology, Peripheral Endovascular Interventional, Vascular Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital

Tampa General Hospital
Ranked #49 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #6 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1974 - 1974

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1975 - 1975

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1977 - 1978

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1978 - 1981

Duke University School of Medicine
Class of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 12 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 9 years in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

DC State Medical License
Active through 2012

FL State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

A randomized controlled trial of the effects of three antihypertensive agents on blood pressure control and quality of life in older women.
Applegate, W. B., Phillips, H. L., Schnaper, H., Shepherd, A. M., Schocken, D., Luhr, J. C., Koch, G. G., Park, G. D.

Utility of impedance cardiography for the identification of short-term risk of clinical decompensation in stable patients with chronic heart failure.
Packer, M., Abraham, W. T., Mehra, M. R., Yancy, C. W., Lawless, C. E., Mitchell, J. E., Smart, F. W., Bijou, R., O'Connor, C. M., Massie, B. M., Pina, I. L., Greenberg, B. H., Young, J. B., Fishbein, D. P., Hauptman, P. J., Bourge, R. C., Strobeck, J. E., Murali, S., Schocken, D., Teerlink, J. R., Levy, W. C., Trupp, R. J., Silver, M. A.

Atrial natriuretic hormone, vessel dilator, long-acting natriuretic hormone, and kaliuretic hormone decrease the circulating concentrations of total and tree T4 and free T3 with reciprocal increase in TSH.
Vesely, D. L., San Miguel, G. I., Hassan, I., Gower, W. R., Schocken, D. D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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