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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

463 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

463 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.463 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.


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.




Dr. Rice is the best!


I cannot imagine that there is a better, more concerned, more through, or nice physician on your staff. I have complete confidence and trust that Dr. Rice has my best welfare at heart. He's WONDERFUL!!!


Dr. Rice is a model physician with superb bedside skills. He listens and always performs a thorough physical examination. I trust his judgement completely.


Dr Rice is a wonderful physician who always puts his patients needs at the top. When referrals are needed, he always refers us to the best.


*Billy Rice is the best!


*Dr. Rice is excellent in all that he does for his patients.


Dr. Rice was my parents' doctor and has been mine for many years now. He's top-notch.


Could recommend with no reservations.


*Dr. Rice is the best possible doctor.


Billy is an excellent, skilled, and caring primary care physician.


Dr Rice is the best doctor. He listens so well and tries to keep you informed on your health. We'd never want to lose him as our doctor.


Dr. Rice exemplifies quality care in every way!


*Dr.Rice is superb.


This was the first time I have seen *Dr. Rice. Felt it one of the best dr. visits I ever had. He was very thorough and listened to what I had to say.


Dr. Rice is a wonderful person and doctor. I never feel rushed, and he is a soothing speaker and a great listener.


We need more physicians like Dr. Rice.


Dr.Rice is a wonderful person and a wonderful physician. he is thoughtful, understanding, and an incredible diagnostician.


excellent care


I was in and out of the clinic in thirty minutes,,which included a well check up, Flu shot, and blood work. I am especially happy to have the convenience of the lab for blood work in the same building....Quite the time- saver! Dr..Rice is thorough and caring.


I usually see Dr. Rice once a year for my annual visit.


I have complete confidence in this health care provider.


Dr. Rice took exceptional care and concern with me. He spoke with me about my weight and encouraged me to look at things from a different perspective. He made me feel very good about the visit.


outstanding provider


Dr. Rice is probably the best doctor I have seen. He is knowledgeable, kind, patient, understanding, caring and any other positive adjective you want to add.


Took plenty of time with me, very thorough, really seems to care. Outstanding.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Excellent doctor.


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


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.


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


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.


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.

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