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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

96 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

4.9 out of 5

96 Ratings

Richard W. Lord, M.D.

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

Research Interests

Physicians; Universal Coverage; Referral and Consultation; Fees and Charges; Family Practice
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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

4.9 out of 5

Richard W. Lord, M.D.96 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.


I have learned that Dr. Lord and his team are right with their recommendations and analysis of me care.


I think Dr Lord is a excellent doctor.


*Dr. Lord is an amazing provider! It's easy to understand him, he shows 100% concern all the time and makes sure you're well taken care of.


Dr. Richard Lord has been my family care doctor for a lot of years. I have always been very pleased with the care he has provided to me.


*Dr. Richard Lord is very friend and extremely well - informed. He has been my primary physician for many years and it is comforting to be in his care. ESG


doctor Lord. is a very considering doctor when it comes to your health. and the students that he trains they act just like him. very respectful dr. Clark is one in a million. I never met a doctor like him who cares about your well-being I thank God for him in my life. for helping me through my toughest times. I am very thankful to have dr. Clark and dr. Lord in my life. what I love about dr. Lord he will find the solution to your problem. and I love him for my doctor thank you


#10. The likelihood of my recommending *Dr. Lord to others is that it takes so long to get an appointment with him.


Dr. Lord has been my physician for almost twenty years. While I have lived in other states during this time, I've always returned to him from wherever I lived. He's just that good! Baptist should thank God he;s working there, not a better representative on the planet!


*Dr. Lord is the best - He has kept me healthy for 20+ yrs. -


I have told you over and over always the best experience - care.!!!


Dr Lord is great. I am glad he is my doctor.


This provider is OUTSTANDING in terms of communications with me as a person and patient. He provides information and explanations that help me make decisions and make plans.


Dr. Lord a GREAT Doctor


provider is great


Dr. Lord is a great doctor. Extremely knowledgeable and always understanding. He listens and explains in terms I can understand.


Always great!!!


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

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