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Dr. Joan Puglia, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 62

Dr. Puglia

Univ Mass Memral Med Cntr Nrlgy

67 Belmont St Ste 301 Worcester, MA 01605

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Dr. Joan Puglia, MD is a neurology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Albany Medical College in 1985 and specializes in neurology.


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(508) 334-6641

Dr. Puglia accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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
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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
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Puglia's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bell's Palsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puglia treats Bell's Palsy more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Puglia treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puglia treats Brain Disorders more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Puglia treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Headache
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puglia treats Headache more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Puglia treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

Dr. Puglia's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • 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
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joan Puglia, MD is a neurology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Albany Medical College in 1985 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
Residency Hospital
1986
Montefiore Hosp-U Pittsburg
Internship Hospital
1985
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1990
1989
1986
1985

Awards

Dr. Puglia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Puglia

3.4

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(6)

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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. Dr. Puglia was like visiting a friend who just happened to be a very smart doctor. She is truly missed
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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 very attentive and understanding. I am so pleased and have a better ease of mind knowing she will be my treating physician. (UMass scheduling is not the best - it is not the Dr's fault).
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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 at ease.
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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 memory and I wanted her to be seen and helped, well that is not what I received! She walked into the room and was extremely rude and had no interest in what we were there for, left feeling frustrated.
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