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Victor Enrique Ortega, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

47 Ratings
3 Comments

Victor Enrique Ortega, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Specialties

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Airway Disease, Asthma

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4649

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education & Training

  • B.S., Tulane University , 1998
  • M.D., Ponce School of Medicine-Puerto Rico , 2002
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2003
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2005
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 2007
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, WFU School of Medicine, 2010

NPI Number

  • 1821266453
Victor Enrique Ortega, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

47 Ratings
3 Comments

Victor Enrique Ortega, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine
Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research

Research Interests

education/training (all f, t,, genetics/genome

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4649 | Department: 336-716-4649

Recent Publications


Ortega VE, Hawkins GA, Moore WC, Hastie AT, Ampleford EJ, Busse WW, Castro M, Chardon D,Erzurum SC, Israel E, Montealegre F, Wezel SE, Peters SP, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER. Effect of rare variants in ADRB2 on risk of severe exacerbations and symptom control during longacting beta agonist treatment in a multiethnic asthma population: a genetic study. Lancet Respir Med. 2014;2(3):204-213.

Ortega VE, Bleecker ER. The beta2-adrenergic receptor gene: its influence on inhaled beta agonist responsiveness In: Dalby RN, Byron PR, Peart J, Suman JD, Farr SJ, Young PM, Traini D, eds. Respiratory drug delivery. RDD online;2014: 61-74.

Ortega VE, Moore WC, Hawkins G, Ampleford EJ, Busse WW, Castro M, Erzurum SC, Israel E, Wenzel SE, Peters SP, Bleecker ER, Meyers DA. African ancestry is associated with lower baseline lung function, misclassification of disease severity, and healthcare utilization in African Americans with severe asthma [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014;189():A6366.

Hastie AT, Moore WC, Li H, Rector BM, Ortega VE, Pascual RM, Peters SP, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER. Biomarker surrogates do not accurately predict sputum eosinophil and neutrophil percentages in asthmatic subjects. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;132(1):72-80.

Ortega VE, Wechsler ME. Asthma pharmacogenetics: responding to the call for a personalized approach. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;13(4):399-409.

Miller SM, Ortega VE. Pharmacogenetics and the development of personalized approaches for combination therapy in asthma. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2013;13(5):443-452.

Ortega VE, Slager RE, Hawkins G, Moore WC, Busse WW, Erzurum SC, Wenzel SE, Barnes KC, Mathias RA, Bamshad MJ, Nickerson D, Peters SP, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER. Exome sequencing of beta2-adrenergic receptor pathway genes reveals rare variants associated with asthma severity In African Americans [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187():A2129.

Ortega VE, Hawkins G, Moore WC, Sadeghnejad A, Busse WW, Erzurum SC, Wenzel SE, Peters SP, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER. Characterization of rare variants in the Adam33 gene in asthma cases from two ethnic groups [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;185(Meeting Abstracts):A5609.

Ortega VE, Hawkins G, Hastie AT, Moore WC, Sadeghnejad A, Busse WW, Erzurum SC, Wenzel SE, Peters SP, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER. Effects of rare beta2-adrenergic receptor gene variants and long-acting beta agonists on healthcare utilization and corticosteroid use in two multi-ethnic asthma populations [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;185(Meeting Abstracts):A2514.

Ortega VE, Bleecker ER. The pharmacogenetics of asthma and the road to personlized medicine. Pulmao RJ. 2012;21(2):41-52.

Ortega VE, Bleecker ER. The safety of long-acting beta-agonists and the development of combination therapies for asthma and COPD In: Lotvall J, Busse WW, eds. Advances in combination therapy for asthma and COPD. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons;2012: 102-134.

Ortega VE, Hastie A, Sadeghnejad A, Moore W, Hawkins GA, Peters SP, Busse WW, Calhoun WJ, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER, et al. Rare beta2-adrenergic receptor gene polymorphisms in asthma cases and controls from the Severe Asthma Research Program [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183(Meeting Abstracts):A1357.

Ortega VE, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER, Hawkins GA. Methylation-specific sequencing of the beta2 adrenergic receptor gene in asthma cases and controls [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009;179(Meeting Abstracts):A5433.

Ortega VE, Hawkins GA, Harkins M, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER. Sequencing of the beta2 adrenergic receptor gene and association with asthma susceptibility in a US Hispanic population from New Mexico [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008;177(Meeting Abstracts):A334.

Ortega VE, Montealegre F, Chardon D, Meyers DA, Diallo AF, Ampleford EJ, Hawkins GA, Bleecker ER. Sequencing of the beta2 adrenergic receptor gene in Puerto Ricans with asthma [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007;175(Abstr Issue):A461.

Penn RB, Ortega VE, Bleecker ER. A roadmap to functional genomics. Physiol Genomics. 2007;30(1):82-88.

Ortega VE, Hawkins GA, Peters SP, Bleecker ER. Pharmacogenetics of the beta2-adrenergic receptor gene. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2007;27(4):665-684.

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Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine

Clinical Specialties

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Airway Disease, Asthma
Victor Enrique Ortega, M.D.

Victor Enrique Ortega, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine
Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Victor Enrique Ortega, M.D.47 Ratings
3 Comments

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
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.7
Wait time at clinic
3.9



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.

6/16/2014

I feel that Dr. Ortega spends as much time as possible when seeing me but I also feel as if he is sometimes pressed for time due to the fact he is only in the office one day a week. This in NO way affects the level of care, only that I on occasion am reluctant to speak about all my concerns when seeing him for fear of making other patients wait. He in NO way rushes me or makes me feel this way. It is just that I try to respect the other patients.

5/16/2014

Dr. Ortega is a very caring and kind person.

4/28/2014

I am confident in *Dr. Ortega's ability and skill as a physician. I wouldn't want any other dr. taking care of my pulmonary concerns.

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