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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

90 Ratings

K. Patrick Ober, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

Contact Information

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, NC Baptist Hospital, 1976
  • Fellowship, Endocrinology, NC Baptist Hospital, 1978

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • 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

90 Ratings

K. Patrick Ober, M.D.

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

Research Interests

Dysentery; Literature, Modern; Citrullus; Medicine in Literature; Plant Preparations
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Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Mark Twain and family health in Nook Farm. Ober KP.. Mark Twain J. 2018;56(1):23-71.

Health, disease, and children. Ober KP. In: MacDonnell K, Rasmussen RK, eds. Mark Twain and youth: studies in his life and writings. London (UK): Bloomsbury;2016: 127-135.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

Calcium Metabolism Disorders, Adrenal Gland Disorders, Pituitary Gland Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Diabetes
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 always cognizant of overall care and emotional as well as physical aspects of living with chronic disease. He treats the whole patient and helps achieve balance.


We drive from Tenn. to see *Dr. Ober because of his knowledge of my condition. He has done a great job getting me back on track.


Dr. Ober is one of the very best and most caring doctors that I have ever seen anywhere! He is so friendly, and easy to talk with. He is also very knowledgeable about endocrinology ( his field of expertise ), and about human nature. He has one of the best personalities ever! To use an expression that I have heard before, "They just don't come any better than Dr. Ober, and that's the truth"!


obviously, this care provider is outstanding since I drive 250 miles one way just to see him. He is a very active listener and understands my concerns. He allows me to have input into my treatment and shows respect for any issues that I might have. He is very compassionate and treats me as an individual. He takes time to explain things to me in terms that I can understand. He displays an interest in my life beyond the walls of the clinic. He is willing to discuss health concerns that I might have that are not necessarily in his field of expertise. He gives me excellent advise. My comfort zone is excellent with him. I trust his professional advice 100% and beyond.


Always concerned about me, and making adjustments to help me feel better!


Good. Very satisfied. 1. Dr. K. Patrick Ober


Superior provider. As good as one could ask for.


This is the best care provider for juvenile diabetes I have ever partnered with to guide me in disease management. if not for him I would not be alive.


Great experience!


Good - one of your BEST doctors!


Love *Dr. Ober!


Always responds promptly to email inquiries.


*Dr. Ober is the best!


Patrick Ober MD is an excellent doctor. He is very intelligent, kind, considerate and has helped my greatly. His humility and sincere concern, it priceless. His LACK OF ARROGANCE is so refreshing.


*Dr. Ober is a wonderful care provider.

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