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Temporary Visitor Restrictions in Effect

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To protect the health of patients, their loved ones and the medical staff, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has implemented temporary visitor restrictions that will remain in effect through the remainder of the flu season.

  • Children age 12 and under may not visit patients.
  • Only healthy adult visitors and healthy family members age 13 and older are permitted to visit patients.

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Be Involved in Changing the Future of Health Care

The treatments of tomorrow are being developed today by the ideas and innovations of our scientists and physicians. But these ideas and innovations require scientific study to advance. 

Wake Forest Baptist Health conducts hundreds of clinical trials every year in an effort to detect, treat and prevent disease. By participating in a research study, you may provide future generations with the promise of better health. 

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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 patients in 24 hours or less – often the same day or next business day. Take advantage of faster access to our most requested services.

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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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Wake Forest Baptist in the News

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NIH Official and Celebrity B. Smith Celebrated NIH-funded Alzheimer's Center

Wake Forest Baptist celebrated its Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center and the philanthropy that helped make it possible at the event “Alzheimer’s Disease: Together We Care, Together We Cure,” March 15 at Wake Forest Biotech Place. Guests included the husband-and-wife team of B. Smith and Dan Gasby, Nina Silverberg from the National Institute on Aging, and Doug Hartman, who inspired fundraising efforts that accelerated the Medical Center’s work in Alzheimer’s.


 NIH Official and Celebrity B. Smith Celebrated NIH-funded Alzheimer

'Hair of the dog' won't cure that hangover

There’s no scientific evidence that having an alcoholic drink will cure a hangover, according to Laura Veach, Ph.D., director of screening and counseling intervention services and training in the Department of Surgery.


Pioneering Vascular Surgeon, Researcher, Health Care Educator Named as CEO

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has named Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Freischlag joins the Medical Center on May 1 and succeeds CEO John D. McConnell, M.D., who last year announced that he would transition to a new position at the Medical Center, after leading it since 2008.


Pioneering Vascular Surgeon, Researcher, Health Care Educator Named as CEO
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Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye. According to Michelle D. Patel, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, the most common type of dry eye is evaporative dry, which is often worse in the wintertime.

Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye
Michael Morykwas, Ph.D. and Louis Argenta, M.D.

Six Technologies Receive Initial Investments from the Catalyst Fund

Six early-stage novel technologies, all invented at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and being developed through Wake Forest Innovations, are receiving a combined $595,000 investment from the Catalyst Fund to support their initial development. The Catalyst Fund is the $15 million technology development program established by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in October 2015.

Six Technologies Receive Initial Investments from the Catalyst Fund

At 54, Medical Student Looks Forward to her Second Career

Four years ago, Suzanne Watson received her AARP card and Wake Forest School of Medicine acceptance letter in the same week. Watson, now a fourth-year student, says her medical education has provided the most happiness and fulfillment she has experienced in many years.

 At 54, Medical Student Looks Forward to her Second Career
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Five Wake Forest Baptist Specialties Earn U.S. News RankingsComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is RenewedMagnet Hospital Recognition2015 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

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