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Laura Ekka, MD

Laura Ekka, MD

Primary Care, Pediatric Primary Care

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Locations

Primary Care - Garner

WakeMed Garner Healthplex
400 U.S. Highway 70 East, Suite 202
Garner , NC 27529

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Monday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm
Primary Care - Garner

About Me

Dr. Laura Ekka is a physician of both pediatrics and adult internal medicine, with special clinical interests in disease prevention and family wellness. Dr. Ekka enjoys providing services, including placement and removal of intrauterine devices and Nexplanon for reliable pregnancy prevention. She is also able to provide corticosteroid injections for specific joint concerns in certain circumstances and minor skin procedures as needed. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ekka received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia after earning her bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. She is actively involved in the programs of maintenance of certification through both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is an active member of her church community, and in her free time, Dr. Ekka enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing guitar, singing, hiking and reading.

Education

Medical School:
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va.

Residency:
UNC - Chapel Hill for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Undergraduate:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(291 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

138 Reviews

01/15/2024

Care was the same as always

01/13/2024

Dr. Ekka took extra time to answer all my questions.

01/12/2024

Dr Ekka is very perfessional. She listens, is helpful, helps with decisions, offer suggestions. She is very knowledgeable about the human body & medications or exercise that can help.She genuinely cares about her patients. She sat up Referrals to doctors that I was hoping she would do as she felt it is time to do that. So glad she's my primary doctor!!!

01/12/2024

Med Tech Shonda is a highly motivated professional perfect disposition for her job! Dr. Ekka should be cloned! Exceptionally caring ‘bedside manner’! A treasure in yourWakeMed system!

01/12/2024

Dr. Ekka is the best doctor I have ever had.

01/11/2024

Laura Ekka is a treasure and her staff is superb

01/11/2024

Dr Ekka is such a great doctor. She’s very knowledgeable and kind.

01/11/2024

Dr Ekka took her time listening to my questions and explaning what the next steps were to make me feel better.

01/11/2024

Dr Ekka is excellent! The PA or Nurse aid was great that prepared me for Dr Ekka.

01/05/2024

Dr. Ekka is an outstanding provider who makes you feel at ease from the moment she walks in the exam room. She never makes me feel like my concerns are silly and she never leaves the room without making sure she all of my questions have been answered. She is the reason I don’t hesitate going to the doctors anymore because regardless of what’s going on, I don’t doubt that she will do everything she can to help me.

01/05/2024

Dr. Ekka willingness to help me with doing the right things to improve my health.

12/30/2023

Dr. Ekka demonstrated excellent knowledge of care and treatment for my current illness. She did provide care without reservation of a treatment plan to get me on the path to wellness. I would recommend her for a regular physician to family and friends who may be in search of a PCP.

12/29/2023

The time she took with me.

12/26/2023

The time spent Byrd Ekka is very much appreciated As I have the [] her med recommendations we’re very helpful

12/26/2023

Dr Ekka was amazing! First time seeing her. She was very thorough, explained everything and was very compassionate. Highly recommend her!

12/18/2023

Shonda is very professional and friendly. Dr. Ekra worked me into her clinic even though she is not my primary physician. She had definitely read my chart and knew ‘about me’. Definitely would recommend the physician and the practice.

12/12/2023

Dr. Ekka and the staff are wonderful. I am so glad they take such great care with me.

12/11/2023

Dr. Ekka and her MA Shonda! Always outstanding

12/08/2023

Just the care in which Dr Elka and her staff really administered while providing medical assistance.

11/27/2023

I have been a patient of Dr. Ekka for years. Although Humana has indicated that she is no longer in their network, I have elected to continue to see Dr. Ekka. Why, Because she has been very professional with me both during visit and responding to my needs between visit. I am very pleased with both Dr. Ekka and her staff.

11/25/2023

I have always received excellent care and treatment from Dr. Ekka and the staff at Garner Primary Care

11/17/2023

Shonda and Dr Ekka. Excellent team !!

11/03/2023

From the admission desk, to the nurse, and Dr Ekka- Everyone is always courteous, professional and efficient.

11/03/2023

All

10/30/2023

Dr. Ekka is very good addressing current issues with my health. She makes plan of action for future.

10/30/2023

Everything was outstanding.

10/30/2023

Dr. Ekka spent an hour with me. She is so caring and helpful. She’s the best.

10/29/2023

Dr.Ekka and Shonda always provide a personal touch in addition to the excellent professional care.

10/27/2023

Dr. Ekka is wonderful! She has great knowledge and thorough understanding of medicine vs. how it affects people of my age. I always enjoy seeing and speaking with her and keeping up with her kids.

10/19/2023

Dr. Ekka always provides excellent care. She is a good listener, providing informative medical information in a kind and compassionate manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

10/16/2023

Dr. Ecka was an exceptional provider. She took a lot of time to address all my needs. Shonda was so friendly and caring. Wake Med is just the best!!

10/16/2023

Dr Ekka and the WakeMed Staff are very friendly and efficient.

10/16/2023

It’s always outstanding. Dr. Ekka and her team all are great. They always get back to me in. Timely manor no matter what I call or message them about. Awesome team.

10/16/2023

I do like that the Dr. Does take time with you. You don’t feel shoved through.

10/13/2023

Dr Ekka was so helpful. She listened and answered my questions thoroughly. She was friendly and personal and had prepared by looking at my history before the appt. The video visit was such a convenient and helpful option.

10/10/2023

The nurse Shondra has always done my screening when I arrive. She is a very pleasant and thorough person. Kudos to her. As usual Dr. Ekka conducted my Wellness EXam is was thorough. She is in my opine one of the best primary care doctors in Raleigh. I always trust her advice.

10/10/2023

Communication with Dr. Ekka is always direct, professional and most personable. She receives questions very well, and offers full explanations to her abilities. Her communication is consistent visit to visit. I would highly recommend her to any other [] or [] patients.

10/05/2023

Dr Ekka is first class!

10/05/2023

Dr Ekka!

09/21/2023

Dr. Ekka is a wonderful doctor. I feel like i can discuss anything with her and love that she recommends things but does not pressure. She seems to genuinly care about her patients.

09/21/2023

Dr Ekka is very thorough and explains all in detail

09/18/2023

Everything is great!

09/15/2023

Always the best!

09/15/2023

Understanding between Patient and Doctor was excellent. Team work between Doctors, Nurses, and Receptionists were outstanding and they are really helpful and humble.

09/15/2023

My appointment began in a timely fashion. Thorough and informative.

09/14/2023

Friendly and attentive staff

09/12/2023

No everything was good

09/12/2023

Everything top notch

09/04/2023

Wait time was very short.

09/04/2023

All

09/04/2023

Dr. Ekka's attention and compassion to proving care.

09/02/2023

Dr Ekka is a highly skilled ‘listener’ and a compassionate physician!

09/01/2023

Dr EKKA is a super hero. I admire her and am grateful for her compassion and encouragement. I can honestly say every time I speak with her my life is enhanced.

08/24/2023

I really like the way Dr Ekka communicates. I feel very relaxed when I'm in the office. Something that's very hard for me due to horrible anxiety issues. Dr. Ekka and her staff are great. It seems the genuinely care about what they do.

08/24/2023

Dr. Ella is an excellent listener.

08/21/2023

Check in

08/21/2023

All very very very great

08/19/2023

Dr. Ekka’s understanding of my medical issues and the way she treats very courteously including her nursing staff.

08/17/2023

That all my concerns were addressed no matter how small or detailed.

08/17/2023

The wait time to see the doctor.

08/17/2023

Dr. Ekka is always very professional & helpful. She listens, gives suggestions & answer questions.

08/14/2023

Sondra [] was excellent in her professionalism amd friendliness. This makes first contact inside the medical establishment less stressful as well as more pleasant.

08/11/2023

Dr Ekka is the best.

08/07/2023

Dr Ekka was attentive to what I was saying listening both with kindness and patience. She answered my questions and made suggestions in regards to my concerns. She treats me as though I’m an intelligent, educated adult and never talks down to me or makes me feel uncomfortable. She always makes me feel that my health is important to her.

08/07/2023

Dr Ekka is outstanding, she takes ample time to review your health concerns and is very compassionate.

08/04/2023

The personal care demonstrated by Dr. Ekka. She has a genuine quality that encourage dialogue.

08/03/2023

Dr. Ekka and Shanna are awesome. They don't just treat as their patients. It's more like a family relationship. Always concerned about your health and how you are coping with your health. I have been a patient for about 10 years now.

07/30/2023

Everything

07/28/2023

I am very pleased with the service provided by Dr. Ekka and her entire team/staff. They respond professionally to my concerns in a timely manner. I would gladly recommend them to asnyone.

07/28/2023

I have always had a great experience at WakeMed Primary Care in Garner. I have been seeing Dr. Ekka for years and she is AMAZING! I would highly recommend her and the facility to friends and family.

07/27/2023

Medical Assistant, Shondra is wonderful. I find her outstanding.

07/27/2023

Courtesy and knowledge of the Dr.!

07/27/2023

Yes the very friendly atmosphere and the very kindness of the staff and personal connection

07/27/2023

Dr Ekka is an excellent physician that provides excellent care. She is personable, professional and knowledgeable. I would give give the best rating available in all aspects of caring!

07/26/2023

Dr. Ekka is very professional and listens carefully.

07/24/2023

Dr Ekka and her Medical Assistant are fantastic and I highly recommend them.

07/24/2023

Dr. Laura Ekka is the most caring doctor I have ever seen.

07/20/2023

The time Dr Ekka spent discussing my health review and needs.

07/20/2023

Great Doctor. Staff works well together.

07/13/2023

Dr. Ekka and Shonda are such an incredible team. I love them both, and both contribute in a significant way of helping their patients like myself feel comfortable, genuinely cared for, and more at peace when you leave than when you entered. I live an hour away which means 2 hours of driving every time I have a visit--so worth it because of the amazing care received!!!

07/06/2023

I dreaded my annual physical but it was such a positive visit. I felt so much better after I left.

07/03/2023

All aspects of care were exceptional and Dr. Ekka is an outstanding provider in every way.

06/29/2023

Dr Ekka is a compassionate, kind, caring person who listens carefully and always takes her time explaining things in an easy to understand manner. I appreciate her not only as a doctor but as a person who displays kindness especially to her older patients.

06/26/2023

Everything was great!

06/26/2023

Everything

06/23/2023

Well yes, Dr. Ekka's nurse Shonda is always so caring and pleasant and she is always a pleasure to deal with when I go there...

06/22/2023

Dr Ekka's personal attention & caring, always

06/19/2023

The great patience the nurse (Shonda) had. Who took the time to not only do her job but listen to me, answer my questions and interact in a positive manner with me.

06/18/2023

Dr. Ekka is a rare gem! She is thoughtful and truly listens to your concerns. She is efficient but never rushes you. I've been so blessed to find a caring and wonderful primary care provider.

06/17/2023

She’s a great Dr.

06/16/2023

Everything

06/12/2023

Dr Ekka is phenomenal. I rarely feel a desire to talk to a Dr. . She is the one exception. I know she’s incredibly qualified. But I think she also understand the complexity of being human. And looks for solutions to improve life with sound medical guidance! She’s special. I’m grateful for her.

06/12/2023

Dr. Ekka is wonderful. But I would also like to say that Shonda is also wonderful. She gets things going whether I hate the scales or not. She is always so friendly which helps a lot. My blood pressure always goes higher in a doctors office. But she is very caring and not alarming. Thanks Shonda!

06/11/2023

Dr. Laura Ekka is the best

06/09/2023

Care

06/09/2023

The whole visit

06/03/2023

Every thing was outstanding

06/03/2023

Everything

06/03/2023

Dr. Ekka

06/02/2023

Dr Ekka is courteous, knowledgeable & caring. Excellent care given.

06/02/2023

Dr Ekka is thorough and attentive to questions I ask.

06/02/2023

Dr.Ekka and her team

05/31/2023

Dr.Ekka explained everything to me.

05/31/2023

Yes, Dr Ekka is always concerned about my well-being and my mother’s because I take care of her. She is concerned and talks with me about concentrating on taking care of my needs and concerns. Not much help from my siblings as far as taking a break from caregiving. So she constantly reminds me of taking care of my self. All the staff are jewels in my eyes. Shondra Dr Ekka’s Nurse and another nurse for her( sorry I can’t remember her name) They are just wonderful. I would not want to be in any other office but this Garner office. Alway exceptional care.

05/30/2023

Dr Ekka!

05/30/2023

Dr Ekka ALWAYS takes her time with you and makes you feel like you are extra special to her. She feels like a friend to me as much as a trusted doctor! I am [] years old and she is the best doctor that I have ever had.

04/28/2023

Dr. Ekka always has time to listen. She’s wonderful.

04/27/2023

I feel extremely comfortable with Dr Ekka and confidence in all I she and I speak about. We have a trust and a relationship I value and need in my Dr.

04/27/2023

I really like Dr. Laura, she's everything you need in a good Dr.

04/26/2023

Dr. Ekka is a gifted doctor. She is very attentive and an excellent listener. We both were engaged as we discussed my concerns as well as my scheduled follow up. If it is as at all possible, I would like Dr. Ekka to be my primary physician. I trust her.

04/24/2023

Everything love the facility and Drs

04/23/2023

We are grateful for the care that Dr.Ekka and Shonda provide.They are always attentive to my needs and concerns.

04/20/2023

Shanda. Believe she is MA or PA. She is wonderful; friendly, efficient, competent, confident, professional and relaxed. She makes one feel that they are in good hands and just so comfortable. Just love this woman. She just makes one feel good.

04/14/2023

Dr. Elka's nurse Susan was wonderful on our phone conversation today about how to handle my health situation and what foods to eat and what to avoid. I really appreciated her knowledge and feedback.

04/03/2023

Dr Ekka listened and did not seem rushed. She made a plan of care and discussed with me.

04/03/2023

Everything

04/03/2023

Dr. Ekka understood my situation and recommended a very good medicine for me. I am feeling like normal again.

04/01/2023

Dr Ekka is very attentive to my questions and concerns. She interested to hear my concerns and offers great suggestions to relieve my symptoms. She’s so comfortable and easy to talk too.

03/27/2023

Dr Ekka develops and maintains a relationship with her patients, that is why she is my doctor

03/23/2023

Dr . Ekka , is an outstanding Dr , she listens , she cares , and provides outstanding care ! I have sent many friends to her .

03/20/2023

Dr Ekka and her staff are excellent as usual. Rate number one.

03/16/2023

The staff is very professional and caring thank you for all your help.

03/15/2023

Just business as usual...excellent as to what I have come to expect.

03/13/2023

She always takes her time explaining and covering any concerns I have

03/10/2023

The overall care!

03/10/2023

From the moment you walk in everything flows and everyone is so very nice.

03/07/2023

Dr. Ekka, was excellent as usual. I feel very comfortable in her care.

03/03/2023

Dr Ekka!

03/03/2023

Dr. Ekka is the best!

02/26/2023

I appreciated that Dr. Ekka actually listened to what I was saying and provided me with various scenarios to assist me with managing my [ ], especially during pollen season.

02/24/2023

Dr Ekka is fantastic

02/20/2023

Excellent service by everyone involved... compassionate, friendly and professional.

02/20/2023

She Listened well , very caring , Not rushed or Robotic!!!

02/19/2023

I appreciate the kindness and professionalism shown by everyone during my visit.

02/15/2023

Her compassion and ability to make you feel you are special and she really is concern and wants to make sure that she has addressed all your concerns

02/08/2023

Dr. Ekka has been my primary for over 5 years. She doesn't just see me as a patient she makes a relationship with her patient. I am able to discuss anything with her. Even after moving 15 minutes away I will Drive that 15 minutes just to continue as her patient. The nurse Shonda is also a good nurse who builds a rapport with the patient. I love them. The 2 of them on the team together is awesome.

02/03/2023

We recently moved even further away from Garner Healthplex, but we still take the long ride, as Dr Ekka has always been a compassionate, knowledgeable, trustworthy physician . The team at the office is also very good and respectful towards time and privacy . Thank you for all you do to help our growing Wake county families!

02/01/2023

Very nice and helped me with my concern
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