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We believe you deserve the very best primary care available, even when you don’t have a lot of time to wait. So now we’re able to see most new and existing primary care patients in 24 hours or less – often the same day or next business day. Take advantage of faster access to our most requested services, including family medicine, general pediatrics and internal medicine.

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We want to ensure that patients and their families can make informed decisions when choosing a health care provider. To help, we are sharing the results of our patient satisfaction surveys. These surveys contain information collected by our long-time partner Press Ganey, an independent patient experience company. 

Learn more about the Patient Satisfaction Survey including:

  • How ratings and comments are collected 
  • Our chief medical officer's video message 
  • Answers to frequently asked questions 

View an Example (click the Doctor Ratings tab) 

 

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At Wake Forest Baptist, we are committed to providing our patients with a simple, secure way to access their medical information (such as lab results and future appointments) and e-mail their healthcare providers for more information (including prescription refills) about their care.

Access your health information online, anytime. Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for information on how to get started.  

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Milestone Reached in Project to Build Replacement Kidneys

Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood. If proven successful, the new method could potentially be applied to other complex organs that scientists are working to engineer, including the liver and pancreas.

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Youth Football Study Receives Grant from National Institutes of Health

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in youth league football.

 

 

 

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Hispanic Americans need culturally tailored heart care

A first-time comprehensive overview of cardiovascular disease in Hispanics in the U.S. outlines the burden of heart disease and stroke as well as emphasizes the importance of culturally appropriate healthcare for this population. The American Heart Association scientific statement is published in the Association’s journal Circulation.“This segment of the population has been somewhat ignored,” said Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., lead statement author and chair of the writing group and an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. “Given the large Hispanic population in the U.S., it would be very hard to improve the health of the nation if this population is left behind.”

• View the news coverage in NBC News, Reuters and Science Daily.
• Read the entire AHA news release.
• Learn more about Public Health Sciences.

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Soy Protein More Effective than Animal Protein in Preventing Heart Disease in Animal Model

Scientists have known for years that women are protected from cardiovascular disease before menopause, but their risk increases significantly after menopause. Although estrogen is thought to be the protective factor, post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy remains controversial due to the side effects. In an effort to find a safer and more effective therapeutic option, scientists conducted an animal study to determine whether a high soy protein diet reduced the risk of coronary artery atherosclerosis, hardening and narrowing of the arteries, after menopause. The study is published in the current online edition of the journal Menopause.

• View the news coverage in Science Daily and Medical News Today.
• Read the news release.
• Learn more about Heart Center research.

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Brenner Children’s Hospital First in the State to Introduce Neonatal Webcam System

The parents of a newborn receiving intensive care at Brenner Children’s Hospital no longer have to be on-site to keep watch over their baby.

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Common Herbal Supplement Can Cause Dangerous Interactions with Prescription Drugs

St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Lower Isn't Necessarily Better for People with High Blood Pressure

In a study published in the June 16 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, a research team led by Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., associate professor of public health sciences, found that lowering systolic blood pressure below 120 does not appear to provide additional benefit for patients. Systolic pressure is the top number in a standard blood pressure reading (e.g., 120/80).

 

 

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Encouraging Native American and Rural Students Toward Careers in Health

Encouraging Native American and Rural Students Toward Careers in Health

The MedCaT program is making health careers more accessible for high school students from extremely rural western North Carolina, in particular with Indian background. 

Medicine Looking Deeper Into Vital Differences Between Women and Men

Medicine Looking Deeper Into Vital Differences Between Women and Men

Men and women aren’t the same. That’s hardly an earth-shattering observation, but the fact is that, aside from the most obvious physical differences between the sexes, medicine has generally treated women as if they were merely smaller men.

Battling Malnutrition in Vulnerable Age Groups

Battling Malnutrition in Vulnerable Age Groups

For older adults and young people, malnutrition poses unique problems.

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