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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

98 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

4.8 out of 5

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

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

Recent Publications

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.. 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

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CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Time CP spent with patient
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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.


Everyone always very nice to me.


*Dr. Ober is the best! He always takes time to listen to my concerns and guides to a clear answer to my concern.


*Dr. Ober is attentive, kind and brilliant.


*Dr. Ober is superior!


He is the very best. He treats me as an individual and displays an interest in my life beyond the walls of the facility. He is a very active listener and respects my opinions concerning my health care. He explains things to me making sure I understand. He is NEVER condescending or intimidating; therefore my comfort zone is very relaxed with him.


*Dr. Ober is top notch - one of your very best!


you need more doctors like Doctor Ober, he is good at what he does.


*Dr. Ober has the wisdom to understand that each patient has "their biology, their chemistry, their hormones, etc. *Dr. Ober truly is interested in YOU." And truly listens to you.


I hope he doesn't retire during my lifetime.


Dr Ober listens, answers, which assures me that my care is appropriate. My family doctor me to Dr Ober


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

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