Dr. Christopher Pugh, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Pugh
Accepting new patients

Raleigh Pulmonary & Allergy Consultants

3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 414 Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 620-5300

Dr. Christopher Pugh, MD is a Pulmonologist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Pugh has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Rex Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pugh to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pugh

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pugh treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pugh treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 620-5300.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Pugh typically treats 90% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Pulmonary Function Test
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Pugh typically treats 99% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Pugh typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Pugh typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shortness of Breath
Asthma
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Partial Lung Collapse
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Pugh's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Pugh accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Pugh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pugh

2.7

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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So sorry about the negative reviews. My experience with him was excellent. Spent time with me, answered all my questions, very professional. I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Aug 26, 2020
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After seeing Dr. Pugh several times, I came to believe that in my case he jumped to conclusions and made assumptions without collecting important information. I didn't feel heard and he usually rushed out of the exam room before I could ask questions. He tried to take away my oxygen therapy when my heart doctor told me I needed it. A six minute walk is nowhere close to a reasonable test of real world function. He also charged $25 for appointments I could not keep because of other medical issues. Don't let the smile fool you. No compassion here.
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Sep 04, 2019
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i would NOT see this doctor again. HE is totally unfamiliar with the machine that is required for complex S A S
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 28, 2019
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This doctor does not follow up. Information on paperwork/results was incorrect. This doctor will not return your telephone calls. Save the aggravation and go to another Pulmonologist. My PCP will be informed of poor response/experience.
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Raleigh, NC – Nov 11, 2017
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My husband and I really like Dr Pugh but I have a potentially positive chest CT for almost 2 months. I need to have a bronchoscopy scheduled and have made 4 or 5 calls to the nurse line with no response. I hate changing doctors but will not be treated this way. Guess Duke doctors are too busy to follow up with their patients. Unfortunately, this is not the first doctor with Duke that has neglected to return calls.
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Raleigh, NC – Nov 07, 2017
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After cancelling a NEW PATIENT appt. (the day of) due to pain medication inhibiting my ability to drive, I received a bill for $25.00 to pay Dr. Pugh as a result of the appointment. I called the billing office and explained that I have no control over my nervous system (due to cervical and lumbar stenosis) and no control over flare ups. I was told Dr. Pugh would be informed and they would call back. They never called back. I called back. Dr. Pugh wants his $25.00. Dr. Pugh has NO COMPASSION!
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Pugh, MD is a Pulmonologist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Pugh has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Geo Washington University School Med
Residency Hospital
Providence Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Nc Hosps
Residency Hospital
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Raleigh Pulmonary & Allergy Consultants

Raleigh Pulmonary & Allergy Consultants3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 414 Raleigh, NC 27609
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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
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