Hongtao Michael Guo, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

208 Ratings

Hongtao Michael Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehab

Clinical Interests

Neurorehabilitation, Physiatry, Interventional Pain Management

Contact Information

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Shandong Medical University-China, 1984
  • M.S., University of Kentucky, 1991
  • D.Ph., University of Kentucky, 1997
  • M.D., University of Kentucky, 2001
  • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Univ Of Virginia Hospitals, 2005
  • Fellowship, Anesthesiology, University of Virginia, 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Am Academy Of Physical Med And
  • Am Medical Society Assn

NPI Number

  • 1225134679
Hongtao Michael Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

208 Ratings

Hongtao Michael Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehab
Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-8348

Recent Publications

Myofascial pain syndrome. Childers MK, Feldman JB, Guo HM. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD, eds. Essentials of physical medicine and rehabilitation: musculoskeletal disorders, pain, and rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Phildelphia: Saunders/Elsevier;2008: 529-537.

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Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehab

Clinical Interests

Neurorehabilitation, Physiatry, Interventional Pain Management
Hongtao Michael Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Hongtao Michael Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehab
Orthopaedic Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Hongtao Michael Guo, M.D., Ph.D.208 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


Not only was Dr. Guo friendly and easy to talk with, but his PA, Jamie Weiss (I believe that was her name) was also very friendly and helpful.


*Dr. Guo was very rude and belittling to me from the moment he walked in he changed my meds and left while sending me to PT. I was very discouraged after our 3 - 5 min meeting!


alway good


I always feel very comfortable with *Dr. Guo. He always helps my headaches.


Dr. G is superb. He had been professional and shows care and concern for my problems. I had gotten terrible care about my problem and had been mis-diagnosed by providers at other clinics in town, and I am so glad to have found Dr. G.


Great doctor period!!! My dad was a neurosurgeon. *Dr. Guo compares very favorably with him. Just *Dr. Guo super human and great doctor.


good experience


After appt., I requested back exercises - It was sent to me in approx. 3 weeks. It is very helpful.


The doctor does a very good job. He is a professional.


I can not say enough kind words about this care giver. After more than a year of debilitating pain I now have my life back. Many thanks to the staff that referred me to Dr Huo and so many thanks to him also. Again, thank you Wake Forest Medical Center


Very pleased.


I actually referred a neighbor to the Spine Center and he has appt on 6/6/16


Exceptionally good experience and provider.


didn't give me time to ask questions


Hongtas M. Guo MD had great bedside manners. He was caring, concern, and made me feel I could return to him for additional medical needs.


*Dr. Guo does not listen well. When I try to provide important information, he often interjects or even outright rebuffs what I have to say.


*Dr. Guo was cynical, impatient and lacked concern for my condition. I will not see him again.


*Dr. Guo is the ultimate professional! He is committed to excellence in patient care, clinical expertise & patient-centered!


*Dr. Guo, has been excellent.


Dr. Guo was very friendly and explained in detail what he thought the problem is and recommended a conservative approach and what steps could be taken should other treatment orocesses be necessary. Support staff was very competent and helpful.


Dr. and staff very good.


The resident that examined me was very friendly, professional, did awesome job explaining things to me.


Very good, want to see treatment value.




I have had back/spine problems since 1985 and my PCP Dr. O'Brien referred me to Dr. Guo since I now have inflammatory arthritis and it is in my back. I will have a long patient/doctor relationship with Dr. Guo going forward to treat this problem and as my arthritis progresses (hope not but usually does) I have total confidence in Dr. Guo and his ability to treat my problems.


Dr Gua is wonderful! He is always kind and interested.

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