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Expertise of R. Duane Cook, MD

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Biography

R. Duane Cook, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has performed more than 10,000 heart surgeries since establishing his career in North Lake County 26 years ago. Dr. Cook earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He then entered the U.S. Army, where he completed his general surgery residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Cook served as a general surgeon in Landstuhl, Germany, later deploying to Saudi Arabia with the 31st Combat Support Hospital during Desert Storm. He completed a residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and holds a Master of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Cook has developed world-class open-heart programs in multiple communities throughout Central Florida and helped establish a heart surgery program in Tanzania, Africa.

Areas Served
Leesburg, FL
Languages Spoken
English
Education

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Residencies

Surgery Thoracic, Vascular at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Surgery, General at Brooke Army Medical Center

Board Certification

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery): The American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Ages Accepted
Adults
Geriatrics

Insurances accepted by R. Duane Cook, MD

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  • AHS MC
  • Aetna
  • Av-Med Commercial
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Devoted Health Medicare
  • FHHS/AdventHealth
  • Florida Community Care Medicaid
  • Florida HealthCare Plans
  • Freedom Medicare
  • Humana
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