Dr. Christopher Pugh, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 54

Dr. Pugh
Accepting new patients

Raleigh Pulmonary & Allergy Consultants

3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 414 Raleigh, NC 27609

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Dr. Christopher Pugh, MD is a Pulmonologist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Pugh has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, 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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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 is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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High
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Very High
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Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Pugh is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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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 is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
Interstitial Lung Disease
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High
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Very High
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Pugh is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Embolism
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High
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Dr. Pugh's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Pugh accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Pugh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pugh

2.6

Based on 18 ratings

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My experience with Dr Pugh was very poor. His staff was fine, but he never read my chart and asked me why I was there for appointments that he scheduled. I would not trust him with any important issues because he never seemed to be listening and would not accept responsibility for the lack of concern shown. Duke cherry- picks his reviews to make him appear better than he delivers, but for this patient - he was horrible.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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DK – Oct 31, 2021
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Dr. Pugh is a very compassionate, thorough, professional doctor. He does not rush you through your appointment and answers all questions. I am extremely pleased with Dr. Pugh and will not use another physician for my lung issues.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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M.Kelley – Sep 24, 2021
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I left a post before. I think ?? about this GUY & can’t understand how DUKE university could have a person on their staff that is so unqualified as PUGH . Larry L Pranger. HE, don’t even know what sleep machine that’s used for complex sleep apnea. But, I found that in many of Duke’s doctors outside of the university. Zero to every doctor I’ve seen outside of university. 5 total. For medical care, you can’t really live in N C. Beautiful ?? state. Nice ?? people. Nice weather. NO private doctors.!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Larry L Pranger – Jul 31, 2021
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This is not a review of this doctor's skills but of the lack of follow through of the scheduling staff and the extremely looooooonnnnnngggg recorded answering system you have to wade through in order to talk with a person. My mother had to cancel her visit due to a fall that landed her in the hospital. When I tried to reschedule the appointment, it never happened even though I called 2 times in the course of 4 business days. I have yet to hear back so due to her condition (as she is now getting worse and seems to be coughing up blood), I had to find another pulmonologist in her network so she can get seen before it turns into an emergency (landing her in the hospital once more). I am so upset, angry and frustrated with the lack of concern the office appears to have for their patients that while I do not normally do this, I felt others should know. Especially the doctors and the staff of this office.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Lack of caring, concern and service – May 05, 2021
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Tried to contact Dr Pugh through the nurse line 3 times in a month to make sure he was the right Dr for my wife's complex case. I never received a return call
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Dec 09, 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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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Chronic Pain Patient in Raleigh, NC – Oct 18, 2016
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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 Apnea, and Interstitial...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
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What are Dr. Christopher Pugh, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pugh frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Pugh specializes.

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Dr. Pugh's office is located at 3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 414, Raleigh, NC 27609. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Raleigh Pulmonary & Allergy Consultants

Raleigh Pulmonary & Allergy Consultants3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 414 Raleigh, NC 27609
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pugh is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)