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The providers at Novant Health WomanCare are among the most experienced obstetricians, gynecologists, obstetric and gynecologic nurses, and dietitians in the Winston-Salem, Clemmons and Kernersville area. Click on any of the names below to learn more about our providers:

Ponder, Philip Wade, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.70 out of 5 | 134 reviews
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Novant Health WomanCare - Winston-Salem
(336) 765-5470
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Patient Comments 20 reviews
April 01, 2022
Dr. Ponder is fabulous. He is helping me get the treatment I've needed for YEARS and I can't give him enough praise or thanks.
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

March 31, 2022
I appreciate the time and knowledge Dr.Ponder shared with me .He has a great "bedside manner" so to speak.
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

March 02, 2022
Dr. Ponder is awesome ? ? ?
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

February 17, 2022
Well pleased with the service that was rendered.
-Patient in WALKERTOWN, North Carolina

December 18, 2021
Dr. Ponder and staff were wonderful and caring, as always
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

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Practice locations
Novant Health WomanCare - Winston-Salem
(336) 765-5470

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Medical School:
UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center 1994

Board Certifications:
Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Philip W. Ponder, MD, FACOG, was led to the field of obstetrics and gynecology after his first day of clinical rotations when he witnessed his first caesarian section. He knew then that was what he wanted to do. In the two decades he has been practicing medicine, Dr. Ponder has found he enjoys many other aspects of his specialty as well. He enjoys enjoy routine obstetrics, delivering babies and gynecologic surgery, particularly robotic surgery. Away from the office, Dr. Ponder enjoys spending time with his wife, Carolyn, who is a nurse practitioner in women's health, and his son and daughter. He enjoys going to sporting events with his son, especially college football. He also enjoys playing tennis and running with his daughter.

Gender: Male