K. Patrick Ober, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

98 Ratings

K. Patrick Ober, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Adrenal Gland Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Gland Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Calcium Metabolism Disorders

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-7251
Department: 336-713-7251

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Michigan State University, 1970
  • M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, 1974
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1976
  • Fellowship, Endocrinology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1978

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Diabetes Assn
  • Endocrine Society

NPI Number

  • 1720063167
K. Patrick Ober, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

98 Ratings

K. Patrick Ober, M.D.

Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Center for Diabetes Research
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7251 | Department: 336-713-7251

Recent Publications

Ober KP, Applegate WB. The electronic health record. Are we the tools of our tools?. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2015;78(1):8-14.

Ober KP. A medical student's life, 1876-1877 extracts from the diary of Dr. Edward Beecher Hooker. J Sci Med. 2015;1(1):88-94.

Ober KP. Security in insecurity. Oasis. 2015;35():.

Ober KP. Telling them the most important thing. Oasis. 2015;35():.

Ober KP. Commentary on 'limitations of A1c interpretation' [invited commentary]. South Med J. 2015;108(12):730-731.

Sandoval LF, Ober KP, Davis SA, Feldman SR. Commentary on 'gynecomastia: etiologies, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and management' [invited commentary]. South Med J. 2014;107(1):50-51.

Ober KP. A need to blush. Oasis. 2014;32():.

Ober KP. Incidental serendipity. JAAPA. 2013;26(9):.

Ober KP. Mark Twain's "watermelon cure" [editorial]. J Altern Complement Med. 2011;17(10):877-880.

Ober KP. From amusement to anger: Samuel Clemens's shifting attitude toward patent medicines. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2006;69(4):9-15.

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Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

Adrenal Gland Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Gland Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Calcium Metabolism Disorders
K. Patrick Ober, M.D.

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. Ober is an excellent physician, one of your best.


Great experience always _____ months since 1995.


Fantastic visit! He's the best!


I luv Dr. Ober!


I don't have any problems with care providers. They are excellent.


*Dr. Ober and office visit staff was excellent.


*Dr. Ober has provided superb care for the past 25+ years.


Dr. Ober is fabulous. A gentleman as well as a scholar. I feel fortunate to have him as my Endocrinologist. I would recommend him to anyone needing this kind of medical support. Were there a rating of outstanding, he would receive that rating from me.


Dr. Ober has been wonderfull


*Dr. Ober is fantastic. He addressed all of my pre-op concerns, took time to listen and was open to my concerns.


One of the best doctors @ WFU (or anywhere else).


I've been going to *Dr. O. for 27 years. He is a wonderful doctor. He seems 'rushed' on last few visits - frustrated w/computer.


*Dr. Ober is an excellent doctor and is compassion about his patients to give great care.




Outstanding care - since 1987!


As far as Endocrinology goes - *Dr. Ober is the best! I have been seeing him for more than 20 years.


Dr. Ober is absolutely wonderful and thoroughly understands my medical condition. He is very compassionate and cares about his patients. He is worth his weight in gold. I wish all physicians shared his compassion and bedside manner! Other physicians could definitely learn from his example.


*Dr. Ober is very caring, and he LISTENS to your CONCERNS!!!

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