Welcoming Patients at Sports Medicine – Stratford

Wake Forest Baptist Health is now welcoming patients at its new Sports Medicine – Stratford site in Winston-Salem.

An experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons, family medicine doctors, physical therapists and massage therapists are on hand to diagnose and treat your simple to complex injuries and conditions. 

Extended weekday and Saturday hours available. 

 

Comprehensive Cancer Center Launches Precision Medicine

Wake Forest Baptist Health has launched its Precision Medicine Program, a comprehensive, personalized approach to treating cancer based on the individual genetic makeup of the patient’s tumor.

While traditional methods treat cancer by disease type (breast, colon, lung, etc.), precision medicine looks at specific cancer-associated genes in cells.

Precision medicine is designed for adult and pediatric patients who have active cancer that has failed standard treatment.

Same Day/Next Day Appointments

Learn more about same day/next day appointments.

We believe you deserve the very best 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 and orthopaedic services patients in 24 hours or less – often the same day or next business day. Take advantage of faster access to our most requested services.

Simple, Secure Access to Your Medical Information

Sign up for our FREE patient portal today.

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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Six Vidant Health Hospitals Join Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network

The Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network partners with community hospitals to ensure they have 24-hour access to Wake Forest Baptist’s acute-stroke experts via two-way live video and audio consultation and image-sharing technology. The central purpose is to reduce death and disability caused by strokes.

 

Six Vidant Health Hospitals Join Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network
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Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Bradycardia – a slower than normal heartbeat – does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by Ajay Dharod, M.D., instructor in internal medicine, and a team of researchers. The study is published in the Jan.19 online edition of the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease
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Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

Pediatric researchers at Wake Forest Baptist have found that obesity as determined by body mass index was a statistically significant predictor of blood clot formation in juveniles. The research is published in the current issue of the journal Hospital Pediatrics.

 Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
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U.S. Military-funded Research Could Help Wounded Soldiers have Children

With U.S. Department of Defense funding, researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to engineer testicle tissue is the lab to help servicemen with pelvic injuries from improvised explosive devices. In the project's early stages, miniature testicular tissue has been created and tested in animals. It can secrete male hormones and has the potential to make sperm, providing function similar to a normal organ.

 

U.S. Military-funded Research Could Help Wounded Soldiers have Children
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Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure

Research by Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., professor of cardiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has found that diet and exercise can help relieve the main symptoms of a rapidly increasing form of heart failure. The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure
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Wake Forest Baptist Performs its First Heart-Kidney Transplant

In the procedure that spanned more than 18 hours, Keith Overcash of Denton received both organs from the same donor. The heart transplant was done first, by Edward Kincaid, M.D., associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery. After that was judged successful, the kidney operation was performed by Jeffrey Rogers, M.D., professor of surgery.

Wake Forest Baptist Performs its First Heart-Kidney Transplant
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