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William Y. Rice, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

385 Ratings

William Y. Rice, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Locations

University Internal Medicine - Country Club

Clinical Interests

Preventive Medicine, Primary Care, General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3787
Department: 336-716-3787

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1984
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 1989
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Am Coll Of Physicians

NPI Number

  • 1306823547
William Y. Rice, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

385 Ratings

William Y. Rice, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Golf; Gynecomastia; Heptanoic Acids; Pyrroles; Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3787 | Department: 336-716-3787

Recent Publications

Golf-inhibiting gynecomastia associated with atorvastatin therapy. Hammons KB, Edwards RF, Rice WY.. Pharmacotherapy. 2006;26(8):1165-1168.

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Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Preventive Medicine, Primary Care, General Internal Medicine
William Y. Rice, M.D.

William Y. Rice, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

William Y. Rice, M.D.385 Ratings


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."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

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.


Always very pleasant.


First rate care. Dr. Rice is superb.


I think the world of Dr. Rice! He's extremely good at what he does. I'm delighted to have him as my primary care physician!


Dr. Rice to the tops!


best doctor I've ever had


Billy Rice is the best!


*Dr. Rice exemplifies excellent care and genuine concern for my quality of health - I am beyond blessed to have him as my provider!!


Could not have been more professional or respectful


Dr. Rice is a fantastic physician. the time and empathy he has for his patients is phenomenal.


Can't say enough positive things about *Dr. Rice. He takes as much time as needed and truly cares.


very good


Dr. Rice is a phenomenal provider. I am truly thankful to have him as my physician.


Dr. Rice has always been thorough and shows that he knows me, my history, and is compassionate and cares. During this latest visit he recommended a book to me, which I purchased already and will help me in stepping up my wellness habits. #bestdoctorEVER


Dr. Rice is very thorough and listens intently to my concerns.


*Dr. Rice is great, great, GREAT!


Dr. Rice is the best and most professional doctor a patient can have. He is so understanding and caring.


Dr. Rice is superb


Best doctor I have seen.


I would recommend this provider to others.


Dr Rice is the best Dr that Baptist has, he is just great. always understanding and listen to your problems.


Excellent time spent listening to ny concerns and taking about Them.


Dr. Rice is great, really listens and shows care and professionalism to another level


Dr. Rice provdes top notch care. I feel very blessed to be his patient and have complete confidence in him. in addition to his knowledge and skills, he is very caring and has a genuine concern for his patients.


Dr. Rice is top notch. Can't be beat.


Dr. Rice is outstanding.


I've known Dr Rice for many years and find him extremely personal and knowledgeable as to both my health history as well as life experiences...He is "heartfelt, and provides welcome guidance as to "mind, body, and spirit". An accomplished doctor...but more importantly a good friend.


Dr. Rice is the ultimate professional. I cannot imagine a more capable and understanding man. I feel blessed to be one of his many patients


I feel lucky Dr. Rice is my primary care doctor.


Dr. Rice is not just professional, he is a warm, caring person who understands the ups and downs of my medical situation...and always has words that make me feel more positive after my visit.


excellent follow up utilizing My Wake Health to review lab results


Dr Rice is and outstanding internist and he stays on top of recent advances in medicine, I could not be happier with him as my physician .


All Good


Dr. Rice is the absolute best doctor I've ever been too. He's always concerned about me and my health and very kind and compassionate


Dr. Rice is wonderful. I completely believe that his care is the reason I am alive.


the best !


Absolutely wonderful doctor


excellent Doctor I have great confidence in his judgement.


*Dr. Rice is an excellent "care provider." I've been his patient since - 1994, 1995 when he started his service.


Best Doc - in W-S.


*Dr. Rice is a role model for all doctors.


have been with Dr Rice for over 20 years, have never had a problem getting in touch with him. Was my father Doctor and came to the house when he died. concider him a freind


I hope the care provider that I get after Dr. Rice retires is as good a doctor as he is. I also hope he does not retire for a long time.


Dr Rice is an awesome Dr. Very caring , willing to listen to concerns and give advice. Have been going to him ever since he came on staff from his residency.


Dr. Rice is the consummate caring professional.


provider has been taking care of me for many years no complaints


Has been my doctor for years. He is superb.


Very good is not good enough to describe Dr. William Y Rice - he is exceptional!!!


Dr.Rice is top notch! I am so grateful he is my doctor.


Very professional yet very personable. Easy to talk to well informed.


As a patient, Dr. Rice is the best physician I have ever seen. He is a great doctor and has genuine concern for his patients. He shows great respect for his patients and uses a common sense approach to working with his patients. WFB is fortunate to have Dr. Rice.


I would most definitely recommend Dr. Rice. He cares about his patients and takes the time to listen to our concerns. He is genuine.


Dr. Rice is an unbelievable physician. He walked in already knowing my complete medical history even though I only see him once a year. I was throughly impressed with every aspect of the encounter. He listened intently and provided a space in which a conversation could be had about my care. He is completely genuine and obviously has the interest of the patient at heart. He is truly one of the best doctors I have ever seen.


Dr. Rice is not only a very skilled and knowledgeable physician but he is also caring and wants only the best for his patients. I have the best internist in Winston Salem!


*Dr. Billy RIce is the absolute best! I have been a patient of his for many years. There is no other physician like him!


Dr. Rice was absolutely terrific. He was knowledgeable, kind, and caring, and I especially appreciated how much time and interest he took in getting to know me and my medical history. I felt very confident and assured that he listened carefully and cared genuinely about my health. He provided useful guidance on a couple of health concerns that I had and also set me up with a specialist, who followed up immediately to schedule an appointment. I am very grateful to have Dr. Rice as my primary care physician and would recommend him most highly to others.


I have been a patient of Dr. Rice over 20 years and thinks he's the best doctor for me. I really think highly of him.


*Dr. Rice is great. I would definitely recommend my friends and family.


excellent experience


Dr Rice is the best always caring and kind


Dr. Rice is a very knowledgeable, caring physician.

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