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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

40 Ratings
7 Comments
 

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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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 and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sleep Medicine

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

4.9 out of 5

40 Ratings
7 Comments
 

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Neurology; Clinical Clerkship; Education, Medical; Educational Measurement; Ambulatory Care
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Department: 336-716-7668

Recent Publications

Efficacy and safety of eslicarbazepine acetate monotherapy in patients converting from carbamazepine. Pazdera L, Sperling MR, Harvey JH, Sam MC, Strom LA, Blum D, Grinnell T, Cheng H.. Epilepsia. 2018;59(3):704-714.

Changes in antiepileptic drug-prescribing patterns in pregnant women with epilepsy. Meador KJ, Pennell PB, May RC, Gerard E, Kalayjian L, Velez-Ruiz N, Penovich P, Cavitt J, French J, Hwang S, Pack AM, Sam M, Moore E, Ippolito DM, Morris MW, et al.. Epilepsy Behav. 2018;84():10-14.

Miscarriages in pregnant women with epilepsy: findings from the Monead Study [abstract]. Meador KJ, Pennell PB, May RC, McElrath FT, Gerard E, Kalayjian L, Velez-Ruiz N, Gedzelman E, Penovich P, Cavitt J, Hwang S, Pack A, Moore E, Ippolito DM, Sam M.. Epilepsia. 2017;58(Suppl 5):S85.

Comparison of stereo-EEG and grid-implanted phase II patients' experience prior to epilspsy surgery: the Wake Forest experience [abstract]. Woodard V, Boggs J, Couture D, Laxton A, Popli G, Silvia M, Sam M, Munger-Clary H, Wong M, O'Donovan C.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; 2016 Dec 2-6; Houston (TX). 2015;():A2.171.

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

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]. Witcher MR, Couture D, Sam M, Popli G.. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):190.

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

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

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Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

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

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Maria C. Sam, M.D.40 Ratings
7 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
5.0
CP efforts to include in decisions
5.0
CP explanations of prob/condition
5.0
CP spoke using clear language
5.0
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
5.0
Patients' confidence in CP
5.0
Time CP spent with patient
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.1



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.

4/10/2018

Best MD I have ever had! Love her.

2/19/2018

Dr. Sam is an amazing physician. She is one of the most caring, knowledgeable, and compassionate physicians, she always explains things in a way that you understand. I work for a Medical office and Dr. Sam is top rated, exceptional, and always the same each and every visit, and we have came to the office for many years. Dr. Maria Sam is a model physician and she does it with the most pleasant smile and caring personality. Dr.Sam has made a difference in my son's life and I will always be forever grateful! Dr. Sam is a sweet and special lady!

2/8/2018

Dr. Sam is the best neurologist Linda has ever had; we have complete confidence in her

2/2/2018

*Dr. Sam is wonderful - feel very confident in her skills/very concerned & caring.

12/22/2017

I drive almost 100 miles to go to *Dr. Sam. I know that your hospital gives the BEST care to me.

10/3/2017

Very happy with *Dr. M. Sam.

9/15/2017

Amazing. *Dr. Maria Sam is excellent, the most caring physician I have ever seen at Wake Forest Baptist!

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