Kenneth L. Parish, MDWake Forest School of Medicine

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Kenneth L. Parish, MD



Clinical Locations

Surgical Services - Hickory

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 828-327-9178
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About Dr. Parish

Dr. Parish's practice covers the full spectrum of general surgery interests, including laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery (breast, colon, thyroid, melanoma, and others), and endocrine surgery. He is the medical director of the Frye Cancer Program and has a special interest in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer.

Education & Training

  • BA, Johns Hopkins University , 1982
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University , 1985
  • Fellowship, Surgical Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1990
  • Residency, General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1991

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

NPI Number

  • 1215990502
Kenneth L. Parish, MD

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Kenneth L. Parish, MD

Physician, Surgical Services - Hickory


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Kenneth L. Parish, MD

Kenneth L. Parish, MD

Physician, Surgical Services - Hickory

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Patient Comments

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I was quite impressed that Dr. Parish had ordered my 6 months follow up tests right before coming in to the room. I like efficiency and am always trying to keep appointments scheduled in advance.


Dr. Parrish was wonderful. He listened to my concerns and gave his advice.


The only thing bad was that he was treating me for cancer. Personally he was GREAT. I would recommend him to a woman with breast ca.


I highly recommend *Dr. Parish.


Excellent & very likeable doctor - Always had total confidence in his work -


They really care about their patience and very loving clinic.


Dr. Parish was wonderful. I will certainly choose him again if the need arises. l


made me feel very confident about my procedure






No complaints.


My concern is not the friendliness of the staff or in their knowledge level. It is in their immense hurry to give me a diagnosis rather than to be sure all is okay.


My daughter, who is a nurse at Forsyth and I thought he was very good.


Made me feel comfortable and less anxious.


Very good.


I was exceptionally blessed as everything went well. As a nursing professional I can honestly say this was an excellent staff all the way from first encounter to checkout. The only hiccup was the computer access.


Always showed concern, provided information.


*Dr. Parish is a very caring, knowledgeable friendly doctor. He has done 3 surgeries on me - for cancer.


Excellent !!! Such wonderful bed side manners. They truly care about the patient and explain everything very thoroughly. I have every confidence in this Doctor and staff.


Very good.


Was knowledgeable and felt like you could trust his advice.

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