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About Us

About the PDC

The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is the physician practice of Duke Health. It is one of the first and the largest academic multi-specialty group practices in the United States. 

The PDC is a member-led organization with 1,850 members, and is governed by a Board of Managers.

In May 2022, the members of the PDC voted to work collaboratively with leaders from the Duke University Health System (DUHS) to form a new clinical enterprise, Duke Health Integrated Practice, within DUHS.  This means members of the PDC would transition to employees of DUHS starting July 1, 2023. For more information about this transition, click here. 

The PDC owns and operates more than 140 primary care and specialty care clinics throughout central and eastern North Carolina. Through a diverse and integrated network of providers, patients have convenient, accessible, and high quality primary and specialty care close to home. 

In addition to patient care, PDC members conduct cutting-edge research and train the future health care workforce as faculty in the Duke University School of Medicine.

The PDC collaborates with other entities within DUHS to expand opportunities and advance Duke's clinical, research and academic missions.   

OUR MISSION Advancing Health Together

OUR VISION Deliver Tomorrow's Health Care Today

PDC at a Glance

Physician Members
Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Clinic, and Administrative Staff
Primary Care and Specialty Care Clinics throughout North Carolina
Patient Visits in FY20

Our Community

Episodes of Specialty Care Delivered to Uninsured Patients in Durham County
in Charity and Uncompensated Care Annually
Annual Total Revenue
Paid Annually to Duke University for Goodwill and Services Made Available to the PDC

The PDC has a responsibility to:

  • Provide its patients with access to and delivery of high quality, evidence-based care
  • Empower its physicians by providing a supportive and well-functioning environment in which to practice medicine
  • Seek innovative, affordable, and effective solutions that improve patient outcomes and ensure the long-term financial security of the practice
  • Treat its employees with respect and dignity, and to recognize their accomplishments
  • Serve its community by being good citizens and provide accessible, affordable health services to its neighbors

PDC Operational and Support Services

PDC Administration strives to provide a supportive, efficient and well-functioning work environment that allows its members to focus on the practice and advancement of medicine.  Operational and support services include:

  • Human Resources
  • Benefits and Retirement Plans
  • Clinic Management
  • Quality and Safety Accreditation and Oversight
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Staff Recruitment
  • Provider Integration/Onboarding 
  • Financial Billing, Collections and Reporting
  • Contracting
  • Legal Representation, Malpractice
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Patient Relations
  • Communications and Marketing

The PDC is an awesome place to work. I love working with my Endoscopy family. Leadership is always very supportive to those that want to advance in their career and they also make sure that staff maintains a work-life balance. The PDC truly and genuinely cares about the people that work here.
—Surgical Technician, Duke Gastroenterology Brier Creek

While working at the PDC, I have attended educational conferences, attained a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, achieved GI certification, and received bonuses and pay increases thanks to the clinical ladder advancement opportunities.
—Ambulatory Charge Nurse, Duke Gastroenterology of Raleigh

From personal experience, I can tell you that the PDC is different from other healthcare employers because of the high value they place on their employees, the great benefit options they offer us and the competitive salaries. I’m recruiting my friends daily!
—Health Center Administrator, Southeastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center

I enjoy the variety in my day to day at Duke Orthopaedics Heritage. My providers and coworkers make coming to work exciting! I primarily work with a Pediatric Surgeon but there are times I can be utilized in other sub-specialties like total joint, foot and ankle, and sports medicine.
—Athletic Trainer, Duke Orthopaedics Heritage

There’s a sense and feeling of commitment here to the larger issues. It causes us to ask questions that are likely to advance the human condition.
—Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Head and Neck Surgeon, Neurotologist, Otologist; Duke Otolaryngology South Durham