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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

89 Ratings
13 Comments
 

James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Clinical Nephrology

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4650
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, NC Baptist Hospital, 2004
  • Residency, Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 2006
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, Vanderbilt Univ Medical School, 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology

NPI Number

  • 1760411425
James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

89 Ratings
13 Comments
 

James Lester Pirkle Jr, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Nephrology

Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Effects of weight-based ultrafiltration rate limits on intradialytic hypotension in hemodialysis. Pirkle JL Jr, Comeau ME, Langefeld CD, Russell GB, Balderston SS, Freedman BI, Burkart JM.. Hemodial Int. 2017;():.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Professor, Nephrology

Clinical Interests

Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Clinical Nephrology
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.89 Ratings
13 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
4.8
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.8
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.8
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.5



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.

7/12/2017

Very good man.

5/31/2017

You couldn't ask for a better physician than Dr. Pirkle. He is excellent, extremely bright and always focused directly on the concerns of the patient.

5/25/2017

*Dr. Pirkle is exemplary in my opinion -

4/25/2017

*Dr. Pirkle is one of the best.

3/28/2017

*Dr. Pirkle is a great doctor.

2/8/2017

*Pirkle - very good dr.

1/24/2017

I trust him and I see him when I feel there is a problem with an ongoing condition. he is excellent.

1/24/2017

at the top of the list for a caring, compassionate physician who truly cares

12/19/2016

Dr Pirkle is the best nephrologist I ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable, highly intelligent, and sincerely cares for my health and well-being. Despite his busy schedule, he was able to "squeeze me in" within just a couple of days when I contacted him with an urgent question. I frequently receive his replies after 10pm and before 7am. I have recommended him to several of my friends and will continue to do so. I consider myself extremely lucky to have him as my doctor.

12/3/2016

Dr. Pirkle's care and handling of my case was excellent.

9/30/2016

Dr Pirkle is exceptionally knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. He goes well beyond and above what I would normally expect from any provider. Over the two years I worked with him, I received multiple communications from him over weekends and in late evenings. Any time I called on him, he was there for me. I can never thank him enough and feel myself very blessed to be his patient.

9/20/2016

Pickle is the best.

9/20/2016

Always friendly from initial visit. I'm impressed with his vast knowledge.

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