Patrick Tester, MD

Biography

Dr. Tester come from 20 years of practicing on the West Coast. He was privileged to care for a full panel of patients built up over those two decades. Leaving to come to North Carolina reinforced to him that the doctor-patient relationship is alive and well. Sharing those last visits with his long term patients as they prepared to leave Oregon was a powerful experience that reaffirmed how fortunate caregivers are for those they serve.

Dr. Tester is excited to be in the South with his family, beach, and recreational opportunities close by. He has 5 mostly grown children, and enjoys keeping up with their educational and career pursuits.

Dr. Tester and his wife enjoy time at the beach, cooking, sampling new restaurants, and restoring their historic house. They have just picked up a new sport in Kayaking and look forward to exploring the waterways. He also enjoys golfing, cycling and following the teams of his beloved UCLA Bruins.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tester sees adult patients for primary and preventive care needs, and he helps manage chronic conditions.

Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction surveys help us identify areas of improvement to work toward providing you with the best healthcare in the area. Patient satisfaction, along with increasing the quality of care delivered and reducing healthcare costs, are the three organizational objectives we focus on each and every day.

Provider Specific Scores

  • 6. How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.44 out of 5
  • 7. Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.51 out of 5

How does Patrick Tester compare?

Question Patrick
1. How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed?  4.61
2. When you contact the office, how would you rate getting the help or advice you need? 4.48
3. How would you rate the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff? 4.56
4. How would you rate the comfort and cleanliness of the waiting area? (How neat, comfortable, pleasant was the waiting room) 4.59
5. Wait time includes the time you spend in the waiting area and the exam room before you see your provider. How would you rate the amount of time that you had to wait to see the provider? 4.28
6. How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness) 4.44
7. Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider? 4.51
8. When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results? 4.57
9. How would you rate how easy it is to get appointments with specialists? 4.14
10. Considering all aspects of the office, would you say that you are: completely satisfied, very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? 4.43

"I enjoy partnering with my patients to find ways to maximize their health outcomes. I believe patients educated on benefits and risks of their behaviors, as well as any prescribed treatments, empower us as a team to make the best long term decisions."

Patrick Tester, MD

Locations

''Always an excellent visit with Dr. Tester. Very knowledgeable, takes time to discuss health issues, and explains everything. Couldn't ask for a better primary care physician.''

Tom

''Dr. Tester is one of the best docs we've ever had. My husband and I both see Dr. Tester. He is professional and caring. Easy to talk to and doesn't rush through your visit. We highly recommend him and his staff.''

Gerri

''Having reached a low point, Dr. Tester and his 2 nurses were instrumental in getting me on track and gave me resources for extra help. Thanks to all for their professional help.''

Joyce