Dr. Matthew Hook – Testimonials

"I am 56 and was treated for a stroke at WakeMed by Dr. Hook.  My wife was terrified as I could not talk or communicate.  Dr. Hook told my wife what was happening and described the procedure to treat the stroke.  She asked him what he would do if it were him.  He reassured her, and told her that the longer they waited the stroke could cause more damage. Dr. Hook did the procedure and the blood clot in the brain went away. He did several follow ups and could not find any more problems.  I was sent through rehab at the hospital, then follow up with home health and speech therapy. Dr. Hook knew my doctor, and they communicated regularly. I have had several follow up visits with Dr. Hook.  He is very dependable, and remembers me.  He listened to me and my wife, and takes his very important time to do what is needed.  I feel Dr. Hook is one on the best Doctors in North Carolina.  He notices what is happening with his patients and he follows through with them, and their family doctor afterwards. Thank you Dr. Hook for giving me a second chance. - Sherrill Turnage"


"Thanks to Dr. Hook. He ensured I can keep playing the tuba."
-John Fuller


"He saved my life. I wouldn’t be here for my 4 kids if it wasn’t for Dr. Hook."
-Richard Baumgartner


WHV Blogs

Dr. Kevin Campbell  August 8, 2013
Technology in medicine advances at a rapid pace.  In the US today most patients have access to mobile phones, smartphones and tablets.  Medical device makers continue to innovate and create ways in which these technologies can be used by patients […] Read more

Dr. Kevin Campbell  July 11, 2013
We ALL try to do our very best for our patients.  Often the decisions we make have profound impacts on outcomes.  Medicine is NOT always “cut and dry” and many times gut instinct and judgement calls must play a role […] Read more

Dr. Kevin Campbell  June 20, 2013
Recently, there has been a great deal in the press surrounding organ transplantation.  Sara Murnhagan, the courageous little girl with end stage cystic fibrosis, captured the nation’s attention as she waited for a life saving lung transplant.  The organ transplantation […] Read more

Media & Events

WHV  May 10, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 10, 2013) – The U.S. health care system provides world-class care to Americans every day, the head of the UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School acknowledges. But it’s a myth that the nation has the best health-care system in […] Read more

WHV  April 25, 2013
GOLDSBORO, N.C.(April 24, 2013) –  For years, Wayne County residents could be diagnosed with a block coronary artery and then have that blood vessel opened with a coronary stent. But here’s the problem: Until recently the diagnosis might have been […] Read more

WHV  February 8, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 8, 2013) — A year ago, Dr. R. Lee Jobe of WHV – Wake Heart & Vascular was picked to join a team that could implant a new heart valve device designed for older patients with little hope of […] Read more