Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD
Remy Coeytaux is an associate professor in Community and Family Medicine at Duke University and a faculty member in the Evidence-based Practice Center at Duke Clinical Research Institute. He completed his medical training at Stanford University and his family medicine residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He received his PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health, and he completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program in 2001.
Remy’s research interests focus primarily on clinical trials of acupuncture for common clinical conditions. He has served as principal investigator (PI) of randomized, controlled trials of acupuncture for chronic daily headache, labor induction, and menopausal hot flashes. He is currently co-PI of an NIH R01 research grant to evaluate the effectiveness and treatment patterns of acupuncture in the treatment of menopausal hot flashes.
Remy has been a strong proponent of integrative medicine ever since he teamed up with a traditional Chinese medicine colleague, Wunian Chen, to create the UNC Family Medicine Center Acupuncture Clinic in 2002. Recognizing the constraints faced by academic medical centers related to offering CAM services, Remy set out to create a community-based integrative health center that would make it possible for healthcare providers representing a wide range of approaches to health and healing to work alongside each other, and for patients to be able to access these various and often complementary approaches. He subsequently co-founded, along with his wife, Kris Coeytaux, and a partner, Jorge Phillips, Chapel Hill Doctors Integrative Health Center. He also founded, and continues to own and lead, Chapel Hill Primary Care, a medical practice within Chapel Hill Doctors. These two organizations, both of which are thriving, have demonstrated to Remy, his colleagues, and the larger community that integrative medicine has a great deal to offer patients and health care providers alike.