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Maria C. Sam, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

63 Ratings
13 Comments

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general), Sleep Disorders (adult and pediatric)

Contact Information

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4101
Department: 336-716-7668

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education & Training

  • B.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1983
  • M.S., University of Maryland-Baltimore, 1984
  • M.D., Ponce School of Medicine-Puerto Rico, 1989
  • Internship, Medicine, Franklin Square Hosp, 1990
  • Residency, Neurology, West Virginia Univ Hosp, 1993
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 1995

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry & Neurology

Memberships

  • Am Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • Am EEG Society
  • Am Epilepsy Society
  • European Epilepsy Association

NPI Number

  • 1598741670
Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

63 Ratings
13 Comments

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, health services, research/outc, neurosciences/behavior, sleep research

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Department: 336-716-7668

Recent Publications

Carter JL, Ali II, Isaacson RS, Safdieh JE, Finney GR, Sowell MK, Sam MC, Anderson HS, Shin RK, Kraakevik JA, Coleman M, Drogan O. Status of neurology medical school education: results of 2005 and 2012 clerkship director survey. Neurology. 2014;83(19):1761-1766.

Witcher MR, Couture D, Sam M, Popli G. The use of minimally invasive MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy in the treatment of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy of children and young adults [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):190.

Greiner H, Sam MC, Bell WL, O'Donovan CA. Occurrence of burst suppression during treatment for NCSE is not associated with better prognosis [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):40.

Hong KJ, Bell WL, Sam MC, O'Donovan CA. Incidence of seizure freedom with adjunctive and monotherapy levetiracetam in patients with refractory epilepsy and new-onset seizures [abstract]. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):100.

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general), Sleep Disorders (adult and pediatric)
Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Maria C. Sam, M.D.63 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
4.9
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.8
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
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.

7/31/2015

Our family has the utmost confidence in *Dr. Sam. She is extremely thorough, friendly, and knowledgeable helping our daughter with severe developmental delays and seizure disorder -

7/7/2015

Both doctor and assistant are the best I could ask for. Always helpful with any problem or question, and are quick to respond on phone or email. Go far beyond what most doctors do. Appreciate them very much.

6/2/2015

I like the fact I am treated as a person not just another number. With my condition patience and understanding is key!

5/18/2015

Dr. Sam did some great research on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease medication along with anticonvulsants and how they interact with each other. Trying to make it easier to take multiple medications without a bad interaction.

5/17/2015

Dr. Sam is patient, friendly, polite and very professional. She takes the time to explain things to me.

4/16/2015

Good, very positive.

4/10/2015

*Dr. Maria Sam is a very fine, caring, considerate, understanding doctor. Glad she's my doctor.

1/5/2015

*Dr. Sam is excellent!

12/18/2014

I have always had a good experience during my visits with Dr Sam

12/4/2014

Very good no complaint.

10/28/2014

Good.

9/18/2014

Very nice.

9/6/2014

I have recommended Dr Sam to many friends and family members. Many are now patients of hers now and they are very pleased with her as well.

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