Dr. Joan Puglia, MD

Dr. Joan Puglia, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 61
(18)
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Dr. Joan Puglia, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Worcester, MA. She is 61 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

67 Belmont St Ste 301

Worcester, MA 01605

Contact Information

(508) 334-6641

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Bell's Palsy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Brain Disorders
normal
more than 66% of peers
Cranial Trauma
normal
more than 55% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
60

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Albany Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Montefiore Hosp-U Pittsburg
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Puglia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Puglia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Puglia to family and friends
3.4
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Puglia's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in New Milford, Ct |
I was a patient of Dr. puglias for over 25yrs in New Milford, Ct. She dx me with Multiplr Sclerosis has Never made me feel like she didnt have time for me and she always respected my questions and opinion on my treatments. Know matter how i felt going into my appts i always left feeling bettet. ...more
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Worcester, MA |
I recently met and am being treated by Dr. Puglia. In the past I had two experiences with two other Neurologists and they were so horrible that I was so nervous about my appointment. Dr. Puglia was WONDERFUL. She was thorough, reviewed everything, completed a full exam, reviewed my MRI and was...more
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Worcester, MA |
I was very nervous when I was referred to see a neurologist. Dr. Puglia was wonderful. very thorough and listened to all of my symptoms. I did not feel as if I was being rushed out the door. She explained everything and answered all of my questions. I left feeling confident and she put my mind...more
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in Southbridge, MA |
This was the worst physician I have ever met in my life. The worst attitude I have ever seen and I have worked in the medical field for the past 20 years. She treated myself and my daughter like we were nobody, my daughter has severe headaches with a cyst on her brain, slurred speech, very bad...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Puglia accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Puglia has admitting privileges

UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus
119 Belmont St
Worcester, MA 01605
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