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James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

101 Ratings
8 Comments
 

James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Clinical Nephrology, Kidney Disease, Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-1486
Department: 336-716-4650

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999
  • M.D., University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2003
  • Internship, Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2004
  • Residency, Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2006
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, Vanderbilt Univ Medical School, 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

NPI Number

  • 1760411425
James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

101 Ratings
8 Comments
 

James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Nephrology

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1486 | Department: 336-716-4650

Recent Publications

Pierce D, Pirkle J. Incidence of hypoglycemia in patients with low GFR treated with insulin and dextrose for hyperkalemia [abstract]. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015;65(4):A68.

Pierce DA, Russell G, Pirkle JL Jr. Incidence of hypoglycemia in patients with low eGFR treated with insulin and dextrose for hyperkalemia. Ann Pharmacother. 2015;49(12):1322-1326.

Pirkle JL Jr, Paoli CJ, Russell G, Petersen J, Burkart J. Hemoglobin stability and patient compliance with darbepoetin alfa in peritoneal dialysis patients after the implementation of the prospective payment system. Clin Ther. 2014;36(11):1665-1674.

Pirkle JL, Palavecino EL, Freedman BI. Lactobacillus species can cause a false-positive test for hematuria on dipstick urinalysis [letter]. Am J Med. 2013;126(1):e3-e4.

Pirkle JL, Freedman BI. Hypertension and chronic kidney disease: controversies in pathogenesis and treatment. Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2013;65(1):37-50.

Pirkle J, Paoli CJ, Russell G, Petersen J, Burkart J. Anemia management using darbepoetin alfa among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients at Wake Forest Outpatient Dialysis (WFOPD) [abstract]. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013;61(4):A76.

Pirkle JL, Freedman BI, Fogo AB. Immune complex disease with a lupus-like pattern of deposition in an antinuclear antibody-negative patient. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013;62(1):159-164.

Stribling WK, Pirkle J, Lichstein PR. Cryptococcal meningitis in two patients with idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(Suppl 1):240.

All Publications

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Assistant Professor, Nephrology

Clinical Interests

Clinical Nephrology, Kidney Disease, Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis
James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Nephrology

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.101 Ratings
8 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
4.9
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.9
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Time CP spent with patient
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.3



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.

3/22/2016

I am always comfortable with *Dr. Pirkie. He seems genuinely interested in the best care possible for me and if he was not available, I would change my appt. till he was available.

3/7/2016

Very passionate Dr.

12/30/2015

there has not been anyone in the Wake physicians I have seen that I didn't like .they are the best

10/31/2015

Dr. Pirkle is the best...period!!!

10/28/2015

If all dr.'s office were this friendly as this one, would be nice.

10/27/2015

Dr Pirkle and the other Dr's I've visited with at Wake Forest Baptist have all been wonderful. Thank you

7/22/2015

All of my experiences have been exceptional.

7/2/2015

*Dr. Pirkle is the best doctor I've ever seen.

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