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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

118 Ratings

Richard W. Lord, M.D.


Clinical Locations

Family Medicine - Piedmont Plaza I

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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

NPI Number

  • 1346224854
Richard W. Lord, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

118 Ratings

Richard W. Lord, M.D.

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

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

Recent Publications

Lord RW. Pharyngitis 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord RW. Pharyngitis 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

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Richard W. Lord, M.D.118 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. 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


Dr. Lord is the ideal family practitioner - I just wish he were available for all of my medical needs. I understand why I have to see a resident when I have the flu (or for whatever arises unexpectedly) but I would always prefer to see Dr. Lord.


Dr. Lord is a top notch physician................


I am currently being seen for pain mgmt. and depression. I have never been treated for depression but I wouldn't want anyone else other than this team of healthcare providers taking care of me right now. For me this is not an easy thing to deal with especially with people who know you but everyone has treated me with respect and kindness.


Got into exam room about 25 minutes after appointment time. I was told when I asked about waiting so long that the doctor was running behind. I do understand that sometimes things just happen to cause delays, but it is frustrating.


He is an awesome physician.


*Dr. Richard Lord is an excellent physician - knowledgeable, warm, informative.


I had no follow-up instructions


Always a pleasure meeting with Dr Lord. Great doctor!


Respectful, caring, to the point.


*Dr. Lord is excellent - I would give my highest recommendation to anyone considering him for their dr.


Again, best doctors visit I have had.


As a former CEO myself, I find that Dr. Lord is absolutely amazing and a wonderful representative of Wake Forest Family Physicians


I find Dr Lord to be able to relate and connect to my concerns and health issues in a very professional and personable manner. Dr. Lord has excellent bed side manners. I am grateful that he always take the time to listen to me and communicate with me in a way that's easy to understand. I have several medical issues and I am thankful that my doctor don't mind taking the time out to address all of my issues I'm concerned about about. He never rush me through my visits.


i only had one visit with him and that was very good .


Not about to change Care Provider


dr lord is by fare the best


Regardless of how bad I'm feeling I have a sense of well-being when Dr. Lord walks in because I know that I will be well taken care of.


I won't see anyone else


Spent more time with me than I expected, answered all concerns, asked follow-up questions, overall a great visit.


Dr. Lord provided me with an earlier visit than I could schedule due to my diabetic needs, it was so appreciated! He took his time with me at the appt. answering all my questions, he made me feel he genuinely cared about me, amazing person and doc!!


I feel exceptionally fortunate that Dr. Lord is my physician. Many Thanks!


*Dr. Lord has been my dr for so long I think of him as a friend.


Dr. Lord always takes time to listen and explain. He is a wonderful doctor and I am grateful to be his patient.


Performed hand hygiene before and after my care

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