Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

311 Ratings

Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.

Physician, Primary Care

Clinical Locations

Internal Medicine - Peace Haven

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-760-5400
Department: 336-760-5400

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Education & Training

  • BA, Georgetown University, 1990
  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1995
  • Internship, Carolinas Medical Center, 1996
  • Residency, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, 1998

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1063404283
Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

311 Ratings

Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.

Physician, Primary Care

Contact Information

Department: 336-760-5400

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Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

311 Ratings

Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.

Physician, Primary Care

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-760-5400
Department: 336-760-5400

Insurance Accepted »


Dr. Shiva Kincaid is a specialist in primary care (internal medicine). Below is a brief profile about her.

Shiva Kincaid, MD
Peace Haven Internal Medicine
1930 N. Peace Haven Road, Winston-Salem
336-716-WAKE or 888-716-WAKE

Medical Degree: Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Wake Forest School of Medicine)
Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)
Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine

Question: What brought you to Wake Forest Baptist?

Answer: I am a native of Winston-Salem. After attending Georgetown University as an undergraduate, I returned to the medical school here for a unique opportunity to be part of one of only two problem-based curriculums in the country. With family and friends in the area, a wonderful geographic location with close proximity to lakes, mountains, and beaches as well as four glorious seasons, it was the obvious choice to stay and practice. By staying in the Wake Forest Baptist system, I have a close relationship with the specialists with whom I may care for patients.

Q: What are your clinical specialties?

A: As an internist, I am trained in all fields of medicine. I enjoy the diversity it allows and see adult patients of all ages. I am also a proponent of preventive care. The technology we have to avoid health problems often far exceeds that which we have to treat problems after they develop.

Q: What is your patient care philosophy?

A: To deliver the best possible care for each patient based on his/her unique situation. I strive to empower patients to be able to manage their own care.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working with patients?

A: I enjoy getting to know patients and helping them attain optimal health. Over the years many patients have become part of my second extended family. Many have been with me since I started practicing 13 years ago.

Q: What type of volunteer and/or community activities are you involved in?

A: As a mother of three active children, I make time to participate regularly in school activities. I am also active in their extracurricular lives which include soccer, swimming, basketball, field hockey, tennis and piano.

Q: What fun facts should we know about you?

A: I enjoy travel, painting, the outdoors, photography, sailing, gardening, cooking and architecture. Over the years I have also come to enjoy construction. I have put on a roof, hung and taped dry wall, tiled floors, and laid block foundation and pavers. I also have done body work on automobiles.

Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.

Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.

Physician, Primary Care

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Shiva J. Kincaid, M.D.311 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.


Dr. Kincaid is very mindful of the time she can spend with each patient. It is unfortunate that she has to enter information into the computer 2 times while you are in the examination room with her. Also, the time restraint pushes her to talk quickly and move on to the next patient. Well educated in many areas and concise.


Excellent care!


At times I think she forgets that I am a RN. She also jumps to conclusions that turn out to be false - She jumped to a conclusion of overreacting and high sodium intake due to me being over weight - However my _____ sodium level was low and always is.


Dr. Kincaid is the perfect primary care physician. Very knowledgeable and caring


Very good.


I always feel rushed. If I ask about a problem that was not part of that appointment, she will tell me I have already taken up too much time and to make another appointment for that problem. I think this must be part of the directive she has received from her team leaders. I think she is an excellent doctor but is held to a tight time schedule. Perhaps, this is just part of her personality.


all good


*Dr. Kincaid is always friendly, and takes the time needed for my problems!


Hurried, mechanical, robotic, rude. When she did speak of course I understood her works. I will give her a fair on that. The challenge was she seemed to be reading all of her info from the computer.


Dr. Shiva Kincaid is a wonderful doctor.


Dr. Kincaid is a great provider and I would recommend her to my friends and family.


always a pleasant experience when i visit this doctor.


Nice but not personable




I must say that I was a little bit apprehensive at first going from male doctor to female doctor. but I must say I love my provider. she is very professional and she listens to my I love the way she doesn't just automatically subscribe medicine.she gives u alternatives along with suggestions but gives you every benefit of doubt.she's a great motivator and pushes you to not only stay/get healthy but to wanna do it for yourself.she has my complete trust and I always leave her feeling better about myself. glad I found her and look forward to many healthy years with her.


Dr. K has been my primary physician for quite a few years. We know each other well &I have confidence in her care for me.




Dr. Kincaid is a very caring and compassionate health care provider. We have a great relationship! She's the best!


Dr stated I made her feel uncomfortable & I should find another Dr! I have been a RN for 46 years & never met such an unprofessional Dr.


I would like more time to review with doctor, results from my blood work. 8. Seems a bit rushed at some visits.


Very talented, compassionate, and caring provider with ability to not only conduct an HPI and physical, but also converse about non-medical issues and build a relationship between the provider and patient.


I felt like a herded cow. She was very late and rushed through the appt. This was a first time visit and she spoke so fast I had to tell her to slow down. I described some pain issues and she said she couldn't help me with that. Not impressed at all. May look into switching to another doctor within the practice to see if that might be better.


I struggle with physicians going down a check list of questions and looking at a computer screen most of the time. I understand this is the new format, but I find it lacks respect for the patient. It was my first visit and I do have health concerns and they were addressed, but it felt very mechanical and rehearsed.


First time visit - going over general health issues - Doctor very active in everything.


I was thoroughly please with Dr Kincaid. I will definitely keep her as my primary doctor.


When I visit Dr. Kincaid, I feel she is going through a script to avoid litigation by transferring responsibility for care to me. The question above asks if I am included in the decisions on my treatment, and that implies to to me that there is a corporate directive to do so. As an example, giving me the option of 2 prescriptions and stating a couple of the many side effects is meaningless as it is a small part of the picture, but apparently is designed to make me feel included. However, it makes me feel that the responsibility for the treatment choice is put on me - someone without sufficient expertise to do so. I am always asked to repeat my choice, as if to remove the office's accountability for my treatment. I don't want to pick my treatment - I want to be successfully treated by an educated and experienced professional so I can get well. (Presumably it does not make a difference which treatment plan is selected, like giving a child the option between leaving the playground in 5 minutes or 10. They get to choose, but neither is option is what they are looking for.)

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