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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

116 Ratings

Richard W. Lord, M.D.


Clinical Locations

Family Medicine - Piedmont Plaza I

Contact Information

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

116 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

Axillary digital traction maneuver: shoulder dystocia management. Namak S, Beck K, Mertz H, Lord R.. J Fam Med Community Health. 2016;3(4):1086.

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.116 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.


Always great!!!


He treats me very good as a Dr. and person. _____


*Dr. Lord is a great example of what PT/MD relationship can be he should teach communication & compassion to all MD's.


very satisfied


Very good.


*Dr. Lord is always very caring and helpful. He asks questions to find problems and solutions.


*Dr. Lord is very personable and listens to my concerns.


good igood


Very good


*Dr. Lord has a wonderful clinic.


Very good.


#9. I treasure *Dr. Lord. #10. Already have.


#1. *Dr. Lord.




Dr. Lord is one of if not the best doctor I have ever had. My medical care is very complicated and I have to see many different specialist. I am so impressed that Dr. Lord is so aware of the results and plan of care with my specialist. He really take time to communicate and explain his plan and the specialist plan. He knows I am very particular about my medication plan as I have to take medicines for multiple illnesses. He take the time to explain how the medicines work and the importance's of why I need the different medicines. I really don't like taking all the different medicines I have to take but I left the appointment understanding why I needed the medicine.


Dr. Lord always takes time to listen and is familiar with my medical history. He has helped me understand how to better take care of my health. I am grateful he is my doctor and have complete confidence in him.


I really like Dr. Lord


Experienced provider. Reviewed x-rays. Explained how current medications/other factors may be effecting injury healing time.


*Dr. Lord is very good. He is the only doctor I trust completely.

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