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Dr. Carmen Strickland is a specialist in family medicine. Below is a brief profile about her:
Carmen G. Strickland, MD, MPH
Family and Community Medicine
1920 West 1st Street, Piedmont Plaza I, Winston-Salem
336-716-WAKE or 888-716-WAKE
Medical Degree: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Master of Public Health: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Residency: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
Question: What brought you to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center?
Answer: I'm originally from the East Coast but wanted to come to North Carolina because my husband's family lives in Robeson County. In addition, the state has great primary care medical schools.
Q: What are your clinical specialties?
A: I specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, maternal child health policy and family medicine.
Q: What is your patient care philosophy?
A: I consider myself a consultant. My job is to provide information and advice, but I let patients make their own decisions about their health care. I also believe strongly in prevention and the importance of non-pharmacologic treatment/management of medical conditions.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working with patients?
A: The relationships I develop with my patients. I learn something from them every day and hear wonderful stories.
Q: In what type of volunteer or community activities are you involved?
A: I am active in the ongoing development of the Southside Health and Wellness Center, a promising community clinic in Winston-Salem. I also am on the board of Centering Healthcare Institute, a nonprofit organization seeking to increase the role of group visits in health care. Whenever possible, I try to help at my children's schools and at church, too.
Q: What fun facts should we know about you?
A: I love to cook (and eat!), and I love music. I'm also an amateur gardener and guitar player.
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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I felt very comfortable with *Dr. Strickland and student also. They appeared very concerned about me.
Dr. visit was good.
This was a new patient appointment for me. I have not been to a doctor for many years because I haven't found a doctor I have felt comfortable with or trusted. I basically gave up on the medical profession & the medical system as a whole due to experiences of family & friends as well as my own experiences. However, I feel really, really, really good about Dr. Strickland. I am so excited about this! I know I have just had one appointment with her, but I immediately felt comfortable with her & I appreciated so much that when I brought up topics that she wasn't an expert in, she said "I'm not as knowledgeable about that as a specialist would be, so I'm going to let the specialist answer those questions." Many doctors act like they know everything there is to be known. I need a doctor who is an adviser, NOT a general or a dictator. I need a doctor to share knowledge with me & let me make my own decisions. If they don't know something, I need them to tell me that. I think Dr. Strickland is a perfect fit for me, & I can't remember feeling that way about a doctor before. I am very, very, very pleased!