Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO

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Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO is a Neurology Specialist in Centerville, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Grandview Medical Center and Greene Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pugar to book an appointment.

Dr. Pugar

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders

1975 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Centerville, OH 45459
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Pugar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pugar treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pugar treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pugar treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pugar treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pugar treats Migraine more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pugar treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Dr. Pugar's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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(937) 439-6186

Dr. Pugar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
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Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
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Blue Preferred-OH POS
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Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
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Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 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
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

Dr. Pugar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pugar

4.1

Based on 134 ratings

5 Stars
70.14925373134328%
(94)
4 Stars
7.462686567164179%
(10)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.2388059701492535%
(3)
1 Star
20.149253731343283%
(27)
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What went well
  • Office environment (109)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (100)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (99)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (28)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (25)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (24)
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I made an appt. with Dr. Pugar to obtain a second opinion on a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. I was almost immediately impressed and confident that I would have a good experience. Dr. Pugar was very thorough in his examination and answered all of my many questions in a way I could understand. He never made me feel rushed, in fact, he spent an hour with me. I decided about halfway through our appointment that I wanted Dr. Pugar to be the doctor helping me to live with Parkinson's Disease. I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 16, 2021
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Appreciate how everything was handled due to the Covid. Dr. Pugar was very pleasant and made sure we understood what he was doing in his accessment. Everyone was pleasant and helpful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 18, 2020
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Went for 2nd opinion and was extremely happy with our visit. Dr. Pugar was very informative, ask lots of questions and listened to what my concerns were.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rita Gerkey – Dec 15, 2020
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The Doctor answered all questions and explained my information in an easy to understand manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 05, 2020
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Very comprehensive assessment for my mother, very attentive and patient focused, highly recommend Dr. Pugar if you need neurology assessment, he spent lots of time and showed genuine concern for her well-being, very honest about her mental impairment, providing expected next steps, great patient and family interaction as appropriate - better than five stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie Schrubb – Dec 05, 2020
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Very nice, explained everything in detail and in a way we can understand. Gave us information on underlying conditions. he is very caring, listens carefully, I would highly recommend Dr. Pugar.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Hopkins Alavattam – Dec 03, 2020
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We were very late and he still agreed to see us because he knew how badly needed him. He was kind, compassionate, knowlegable and down to earth.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Helen M Craig – Nov 22, 2020
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After the past year of doctors who don't follow through and don't explain things in layperson terms I cannot say enough good about Dr Pugar. He was kind, thorough, knowledgeable. He made it very clear he would be available in the future if I needed help at anytime such as having increased pain.
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
No results
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K Yowler – Oct 21, 2020
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The Dr walked in and hardly gave an introduction which threw me off because it was my first time meeting him. He would ask me a question about my symptoms and then immediately interrupt me trying to tell me what I should be feeling. Didn’t believe me when I had told him I had already gone to a PT only because he personally hadn’t heard of them. He has the worst bedside manners I have ever seen in a professional setting. At the end of my appointment he just walked out and I had no clue id I needed to wait for someone to come back in or just leave. I will never recommend him to anyone.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Jun 09, 2020
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I went with my sister to her inital appointmet with Dr. Pugar. The doctor and a woman finally came in an hour after we were checked in, there was no introduction and no explaination on who the woman was. He asked what her symptoms were and continuously cut her off and tried to explain her symptoms for her. He then asked for her to strip down in front of the whole room, giving her no privacy. Pugar and the nameless woman watched her as she had to strip and then made her sit there for the remainder of the appointment in her underwear while there were gowns directly under the bed. After the inital exam he then began doing a voice recording of his findings, belittling her and describing all of these symptoms as being caused by anxiety and depression. After the recording was over, Pugar got up and asked if there were any questions and then walked out of the room without saying anything else. This doctor is very knowledgable but he has awful bedside manner and has a god complex.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 30, 2020
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Dr. Pugar was direct and thorough in his evaluation of my mother. He helped family members better understand her diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, while at the same time giving mom a sense of hope and relief. We would highly recommend Dr. Pugar.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 27, 2020
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Excellent experience. Dr. Pugar really listened and never seemed rushed or distracted. Dr. Pugar provided a comprehensive plan for helping me with my medical condition. I would highly recommend.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Oct 14, 2019
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Very good, explained well my situation and his diagnostic procedure and what the additional testing would be. Received a written document of his initial findings and testing to be done. Very personable Doctor. Minimal waiting time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Don – Sep 07, 2019
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He was a very professional doctor. I feel he belongs in research more. My husband was diagnosed with onset of Alzheimer’s which I asked earlier about. I was told I could call association to get info about it. After the doctor canceled his appointment and we had to wait another 3 months before we could see him. I said enough and we got another doctor, who gave us a book on this diseases. This I thought Dr. Pugar should have given to us. The book was very good to have. To bad we didn’t have it sooner!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dab – Aug 22, 2019
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Very thorough, explained everything well! Recorded conclusions and report in my presence which I thought was a great idea.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 31, 2019
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I believe we saw a resident first,a dr.K who was very thorough,professional and kind.dr.pugar came in after and did repeat exam(not as intense) but was also very thorough,professional and kind!!! Resolved our fears and spoke in terms that were understandable!! Thank you
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 25, 2019
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Very professional, very thorough. Definitely feel he is dedicated to helping me get to an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tim in Dayton – Jul 22, 2019
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Always very concerned and thorough with my appointments concerning my MS appointments. Highly recommend him. Very up to date with latest treatments and what my options are.
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
No results
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Jul 22, 2019
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I was concerned with changes I as well as my family had noticed about focus and memory issues with myself. I felt Dr. Pugar took his time and reviewed all areas with me and was truly concerned with my understanding and agreement of his findings. I am confident in this care he provided me and his findings.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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tammy t – Jul 19, 2019
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My husband had his first visit yesterday and I was very pleased with Dr. Pugars bedside manner, knowledge and expertise. His office staff was polite and efficient. I observed his teaching with his resident as the examination was performed and he clearly is a wonderful teacher. We have testing to be done and will find our answers in due time. He is a gem in his specialty and I would highly recommend him to anyone with neurological health issues.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Shay – Jul 18, 2019
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Pugar is the founder and President of Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders. He is a nationally recognized neurologist who has helped develop DCND...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

Botsford General Hospital
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pugar has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Pugar frequently treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders, All Headaches (incl. Migraine), and Migraine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pugar treats.

Where is Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO's office located?

Dr. Pugar's office is located at 1975 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Centerville, OH 45459. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders1975 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Centerville, OH 45459
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Grandview Medical Center

Dayton, OH

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Greene Memorial Hospital

Xenia, OH

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Kettering Medical Center

Kettering, OH

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital

Springfield, OH

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Soin Medical Center

Beavercreek, OH

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Sycamore Medical Center

Miamisburg, OH

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received