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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

453 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

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 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

453 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.453 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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

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.


Good experience,great care.


I have been seen by this provider for approximately 20 years. Exceptional provider.


My provider is an excellent physician. I respect him to the highest.


Dr. Rice extremely caring. Listens to my concerns and discusses them. Is not hesitant to refer to another physician if he does not have specific expertise in an area. Always follows up.


Dr. Rice is an excellent physician. He is knowledgeable, professional, kind, thoughtful, and caring.


i think I was one of Dr. Rice's first patents and that was over 20 years ago. We have a very relationship with concerns to my health and was also my father's. Dr. Rice came over to the house after his death at the age of also 94


Dr. Rice is simply THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dr Rice is wonderful. His nurse Leah is/ was very caring, careful , very knowledgeable. Followed up with me later. nice, Professional.


superb physician; genuine concern


I'm a new WFBMC physician. *Dr. Rice & his staff treated me courteously, adjusted their communication to my level of training, & made me feel welcome as both a new colleague & patient. I'm very pleased with my care.


excellent care ... very competent


I always recommend Dr. Rice anytime someone needs a doctor. I am 61 years old been to lots of doctors and Dr. Rice is the BEST.


*Dr. Rice is outstanding! I like using the portal for communication w/office.


Worked with me to include a needy friend in his practice.


As I have said before,Dr. Rice is one of the best doctors I have ever seen


Excellent doctor.


I feel grateful to have Billie Rice as my care provider. I could not feel more secure with a physician than I do with him.




Dr. Rice has been my primary care provider for years and I don't think there is anyone any better anywhere!! I have total confidence in his skill, his caring and his abilities. He is WONDERFUL!!!!


Dr. Rice is the best!


Dr. Rice has been my doctor for many years. he is an awesome physician and I trust him in providing my health care.


Dr. Rice is one of the finest physicians I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.


Avery compassionate and professional person


extraordinary physician; a model of the characteristics one associates with an outstanding, effective and empathetic physician.


Saw *Dr. Rice Monday afternoon. He called Tues. (8 a.m.) w/results of blood test and recommended beginning treatment ASAP. Nurse called about 11 a.m. Tues. w/additional meds after *Dr. Rice discussed treatment w/*Dr. Morrow and others at WFU.


Dr. Rice, gave me specific instructions for my follow up visit and had me repeat back to him those instructions!


doctor rice is the best doctor, never to busy to listen to your concern about your health


Well pleased.


Dr. Rice is the best!


My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Rice. He find him to be very personable, caring and concerned for our health and well being. I feel very fortunate to have him as my primary care doctor.


have been with dr rice around 20 years he has always make time and has treated my father and mom in law and I have recommended him to many friends


Would have liked an explanation of the side effects of the anti-biotic he prescribed for me. Did not know much about restoring gut flora.


Dr. Rice is an excellent physician and my experiences have always been excellent. Filling out surveys are not something I care to do


Dr. Rice is the best and always has a genuine concern for his patients.


. I would recommend him to others.


I was surprised just how much time Dr. Rice spent listening carefully to my concerns and seeking to diagnose my health problems and determining an appropriate course of action. In this day with everything being about pushing patients in and out of the door to achieve set metrics, it was refreshing to experience a doctor's visit where it felt like he would take the time necessary to properly diagnose my health problems. I would highly recommend Dr. Rice to anyone for their health care.


Dr. Rice has always shown concern for my health and has taken all the time necessary to answer any questions I may have.


He is excellent.


very happy with my doctor. he has my best interest for better health as a priority. Wake should have more docs like Dr. Rice.


It's always a pleasant experience when I see my MD.


I have been a patient of Dr. Rice for many years and he has always provided, excellent care for me and my husband. I have had several doctors for varying health concerns and there is no one like him. He is patient, caring, always concerned and wants the best health for us. I also appreciate him letting us know we also have a part in our health and promotes wellness and fitness for both of us. He is compassionate. As far as we are concerned, other physicians should follow his lead with patient care.


This visit was a follow-up for my 96 year old mother who has atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. Her condition seems to have stabilized at present given the care provided by Dr. Rice and the Hospice team he referred us to. Dr. Rice has been wonderful to my mother and our family as we struggle to provide home care for our elderly mother.


Actually, very good is not good enough - Dr. Rice is EXCELLENT on all counts!


I wish husband could see him but *Dr. Rice is not taking new patients.


*Dr. Rice is very concerned & caring.


*Dr. Rice is the best doctor my family has ever had... Very knowledgeable, professional & compassionate. He goes the extra mile.


Excellent care.


Dr. Rice has been my PCP for many years and is an excellent physician


*Dr. Rice is always thorough & caring.


Billy Rice is a competent caring physician.


He is a genuinely good and caring person.


Dr. Rice is an excellent physician and is always very thorough. He listens very carefully to my problem/symptoms and includes me in the discussion about diagnostic/treatment options.


Dr. Rice is awesome. He is a caring and compassionate physician. He talks to you and listens to what you have to say. I have recommended him to my friends.


Dr. Rice is an exceptional physician. He never seems to be rushed and always listens very carefully with sincere concern.


Dr Rice is the template from which new physicians should be made and measured


No bad experiences! All experiences are always exceptionally positive!


Great experience - Exceptional!


I am grateful to have *William Rice as my PCP.


Always providing a timely and informative response to any question I might have.


Again, I owe my health and my life (I am sure) to Dr. Rice's care.


Best care provider ever


I can't imagine a better health professional than Dr. Rice. I trust him completely and know that he has my best interests and my health as a priority.


Dr. Rice is great


Dr. Rice is one of the best doctors at WFUBH--take care of him !


I feel very blessed to have *Dr. Billy Rice as my primary care doctor. He is OUTSTANDING in every way - very knowledgeable & caring & compassionate. I believe he must be one of the best doctors in the country.


*Dr. Rice is a very kind and caring physician.


Dr. Rice is really competent and knowledgeable, but what makes him stand out is his care for patients. He does not rush you, and he makes you feel like you're the only patient that he sees. His calm demeanor is wonderful.


all good.


Dr.Rice asked if he could pray for me and I very much appreciated that gesture. We seem to have taken the compassion out of medicine at this hospital.


Dr. Rice is not only a wonderful physician he us an excellent diagnostician.


I feel extremely fortunate to receive care from Dr. Rice.


Dr. Rice is the best physician anyone could ask for! He's personal, caring, intelligent and empathetic!

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