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John Holly, MD
210 ratings, 29 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
8001 TW Alexander Drive
WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex, Suite 2016
Raleigh, NC 27617
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Dr. John Holly is board certified in Internal Medicine. His special clinical interests include sports medicine, preventive medicine, weight management and the treatment of chronic medical diseases like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and asthma. He also serves as a regional director of primary care for WakeMed Physician Practices.

The former high school teacher knows that activity is key to good health, and he sets a great example with his own enjoyment of trail running, soccer, mountain biking and fishing. He and his wife also stay busy raising their four children.

Training and Education

Dr. Holly received his medical degree from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine in Richmond, VA, and completed his residency at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Duke University in Durham, NC.

Before earning his medical degree, Dr. Holly was a high school Biology and Environmental Science teacher. Prior to starting his practice at Brier Creek, he worked as a hospitalist at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus where he also served on the medicine teaching service as a clinical assistant professor of medicine for the UNC School of Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians.

Internal Medicine

As an internist, Dr. Holly is dedicated to learning about and educating patients about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. You may visit Dr. Holly for an annual wellness visit. He enjoys getting to know his patients well over the years, so he is able to manage common illnesses in adults, and the more complex problems of people as they age and their bodies change.

You may visit Dr. Holly for a routine physical examination, which allows him to track your health. Or, you may visit because you feel ill. Depending on your symptoms, he may refer you for special tests or to a specialist, as needed. Many medical specialties have formed to provide extensive care to patients who have specific diseases, like cancer (oncologists), bladder and kidney problems (urologists), or sinus or hearing problems (ear, nose and throat physicians), just to name a few.

What happens in a physical examination?

A physical exam is a clinical process that allows your primary care doctor to check your vital signs and look for any indications of disease. Typically, your exam will include getting weighed, having your temperature, pulse and blood pressure checked, and possibly having blood and urine samples sent to the lab for testing. All of this becomes part of your medical history, and goes into your medical record.

In giving you a complete physical examination, your primary care doctor will evaluate your general appearance and specific organ systems. He or she will listen to your lungs, and check your eyes, ears, and reflexes. If you need updates to vaccinations, like a tetanus booster, or an annual flu shot, this is a good time to get them.

While completing a routine physical examination, you can count on Dr. Holly to take the time to educate you about changes you can expect at different stages of life, and how to stay as healthy as possible, no matter what your age.

Undergraduate Degree
Duke University
Medical School
Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships
American College of Physicians
Star Rating

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

Overall Provider Rating
4.82 out of 5
210 ratings, 29 reviews

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr. Holly is an excellent doctor. He seems to take the time to listen to what I have to say, and in return provides useful feedback. I

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

have never had a visit in which I wasn''t pleased with my care. The PA and/or assistant is always well trained, efficient, friendly and caring. Dr. Holly, without a doubt, has a very important place in my life. His care has always been exemplary in every way. He, too, remains kind and caring and is greatly appreciated.

WakeMed Patient - January 2020

All staff are very friendly and professional.

WakeMed Patient - January 2020

"This office is superb; especially Dr. Holly. I live in Fuquay Varina and drive 60 miles round trip to see Dr. Holly. I could much easily see a provider in Fuquay or Holly Springs (WPP, UNC or Duke Healthcare). I choose to make the trip because I value Dr. Holly''s care, professionalism, demeanor, and affability. His is the quintessential PCP and worth every minute on the road and the additional time and expense. I''m told that one of his front desk staff (Linda [ ]) has been a WakeMed employee for 45 (?) years and is retiring in 2020. She will be sadly missed, and again is thoroughly proficient and professional in her duties as well as her caring and loving demeanor. A very famous physician Dr. [ ] once said that ""The secret to the care OF the patient is caring FOR the patient"". Dr. Holly embodies the traditions of this famous physician. "

Insurance We Accept

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If you are uninsured, learn more about WakeMed's financial assistance policy.