Richard W. Lord, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

112 Ratings

Richard W. Lord, M.D.


Clinical Locations

Family Medicine - Piedmont Plaza I

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4479
Department: 336-716-4479

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1984
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 1988
  • M.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1346224854
Richard W. Lord, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

112 Ratings

Richard W. Lord, M.D.

Chair, Family & Community Medicine
Professor, Family & Community Medicine

Research Interests

Physicians; Referral and Consultation; Fees and Charges; Family Practice; Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9685 | Department: 336-716-4479

Recent Publications

Pharyngitis. Lord RW. In: Paulman PM, Paulman AA, Harrison JD, Nasir L, Jarzynka K, eds. Taylor's differential diagnosis manual: symptoms and signs in the time-limited encounter. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2014: 99-102.

Outcomes and medication use in a longitudinal cohort of type 2 diabetes patients, 2006 to 2012. Kirk JK, Davis SW, Lawrence K, Hildebrandt CA, Lord RW Jr.. J Clin Outcomes Manage. 2014;21(1):9-14.

Obamacare: what the Affordable Care Act means for patients and physicians. Hall MA, Lord R.. BMJ. 2014;349():g5376.

High physician fees and high health spending [letter]. Lord RW Jr.. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011;30(12):2457.

Characteristics associated with glycemic control among family medicine patients with type 2 diabetes. Kirk JK, Davis SW, Hildebrandt CA, Strachan EN, Peechara ML, Lord R.. N C Med J. 2011;72(5):345-350.

Patient characteristics and process of care measures as predictors of glycemic control. Kirk JK, Strachan E, Martin CL, Davis SW, Peechara M, Lord R.. J Clin Outcomes Manage. 2010;17(1):27-30.

Which women should we screen for gestational diabetes mellitus? [question and answer]. Namak S, Lord RW Jr, Zolotor AJ, Kramer R.. J Fam Pract. 2010;59(8):467-468.

Pharyngitis. Lord RW. In: Paulman PM, Paulman AA, Harrison JD, eds. Taylor's 10-minute diagnosis manual: symptoms and signs in the time-limited encounter. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2007: 103-106.

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Richard W. Lord, M.D.

Richard W. Lord, M.D.

Chair, Family & Community Medicine
Professor, Family & Community Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Richard W. Lord, M.D.112 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

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I have been coming to Dr. Lord since 2012 & even moved an hour away. I will continue to drive the long distance! Love him!


This was my first visit with Dr. Lord. I am transferring from a Novant physician. I had heard good things about him and everything I was told is true. Nice guy who spent plenty of time getting to know me. I am happy he is now my primary care physician.


I have been seeing Dr. Lord for many years and really trust him. On this visit he was helping me with medication for muscle spasms in my back with a new medication that will also help my mood as the last medication did not work and treating pain in my heel. He really listened to me about these problems as I was anxious about them. He prescribed new medications and explained the treatment plan. I like that he follows up on the multiplicity of my conditions including my mood and diabetes as well as these other problems. I have confidence nothing is overlooked. He is friendly, professional, caring, and trustworthy. A great doctor.


*Dr. Lord is very good and is an excellent physician.


I think *Dr. Lord is an excellent dr. and wouldn't have stayed with him this long.


Very good.


Dr. Lord has been my doctor for years. He is kind, professional and answers my health concerns and treats a variety of health problems I have. I have a great deal of trust in his judgment.


Very few physicians are as compassionate and clinically excellent as *Dr. Lord - As good as they get. He is God's gift to the hurting & sick.


Dr. Lord is the best. It's just not always easy to get an appointment with him. He stays booked way in advance. Maybe night clinics will make him more accessible.


Dr. Lord is an exceptional doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.


Dr Lord is the most intellegent respectful physician i have ever been to. Always concerned about my well being


He has too many patients and is too involved with a variety of work-related obligations to give the level of care I experienced what we were at the U of IL and U of Wisconsin health care systems.


Eye contact good.


Dr Lord is the very best family dr in the area, in my opinion. It's just not always easy to get an appt with him, because he stays booked up.


*Dr. Lord


Dr. Lord is very personable and friendly, as well as knowledgeable and experienced. I felt like I was talking to a friend.


We are in for a 15 min. check up, he never rushes us or act like he is trying to hurry us.


Very good.


I have every confidence in Dr. Lord

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