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Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO

Neurology ·  Male

Dr. Pugar

Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders

1975 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Centerville, OH 45459

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Dr. Kenneth B. Pugar, DO is a neurology specialist in Centerville, OH and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurology.


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(937) 439-6186

Dr. Pugar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
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Beech Street (Multiplan)
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Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
Worker's Compensation WC
Butler Health Plan
Butler Health Plan EPO
Butler Health Plan POS
Butler Health Plan PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
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Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Delta Dental
Delta Insurance POS
Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS) EPO
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Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Flora Midwest (PPOM)
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HealthSmart
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Direct Care PPO
Humana
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Humana PPO
Medicaid
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Molina Healthcare
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Mt. Carmel EPO
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Nationwide
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Nationwide PPO
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PHCS
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Ryan White
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Superior Dental Care
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Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
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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 100% of his peers

Dr. Pugar treats this condition more than 100% 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
Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pugar treats Tremor more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pugar treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pugar treats Gait Abnormality more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pugar treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait

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 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
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • 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
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • 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

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 into one of the largest private neurology practices in Ohio. Dr. Pugar is a firm believer in put...

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Botsford General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1985

Awards

Dr. Pugar's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 110 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Over 8 years ago I had tried to determine what was causing of mobility issue. After several doctors visits throughout 3-4 years I was referred to Dr. Pugar. He gave me a diagnosis in my first visit. He is not only a great doctor but I feel he is professional, kind and caring.
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I am an MS patient of Dr. Pugar. I have been his patient for several years. He is an excellent doctor. He always takes his time and explains everything thoroughly. I would highly recommend Dr. Pugar as a neurologist.
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My dad has Alzheimer's. We saw Dr. Pugar once. He asked Dad all the questions they always ask dementia patients, talked into his recorder, said it was Alzheimer's, and then we never saw him again. Every visit after was with Sarah. All she did at each visit was track Dad's decline. There is no point in going to Pugar if the PCP can prescribe Aricept because Pugar knows the patient will not live so he just diagnoses the patient and walks away. There were no heartfelt goodbyes or any caring at all when I told them that we had to move him to memory care. None. They really didn't care at all. Also, we had marked that dad had worked in solvents but Pugar recorded that Dad was not exposed to toxins or chemicals. Yes, he was, for years. I don't think he read his chart well, and he never offered to show us the plaques on the MRI. I asked the nurses if I could see it and they said "it shows plaques" and never let me see it. Strange office.
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Dr. Pugar appears to be very knowledgeable and has good bedside manners for someone in his position. His support staff is disorganized, some are rude an, fail to respond in timely fashion. His support staff has led me to find someone else for my care.
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I was very happy with Dr Pugar. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He took time to explain everything in a manner that helped my elderly aunt understand her medical situation. He cares.
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I was referred to Dr. Pugar, because my family doctor said he was the best! I was provided thorough explanations and all my questions were answered politely and professionally. I feel like I’m in good hands!
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I was referred to Dr. Pugar due to his expertise in MS. He took the time to explain the history of MS medications and therapies and gave his reasoning for why he was recommending a particular treatment for me. He answered all my questions patiently, and was clear in his plan and next steps. I felt very comfortable with him and would recommend him to friends and family.
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On my first visit Dr. Pugar spent a lot time with me asking several perinate questions about the problems that I have experience. He performed some test, then explain what he thought what my problems could be, in a very clear explanation. He scheduled several tests by the staff at DCND, they were very professional and thorough. On the last appointment, Kristen summarized results and explained the diagnoses. I would recommend DCND to anyone with neurological pro
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I agree with another reviewer that this office should be able to schedule the next appointment while you are checking out. I don't care if they demand I call on the first of the month or not. I'm not going to call from work and if I get home late that's too bad. I call when I can. The office staff tries to be very bossy and demanding. I find it unprofessional that several of the girls chew in my ear and sigh as if irritated that I called. My dentist can schedule 6 months out but they can't
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I've been a patient of Dr. Pugar's for more than 3 years now. He has always taken his time to listen and answered all of my questions so that I understand my treatment. He is always very kind. Other than having to schedule your appointment 3+ months out and the brusqueness of some of the front desk personnel - who are mostly just efficient, if lacking some kindness to their routine when dealing face-to-face or on the phone with patients - I don't have anything negative to say.
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Dr. Pugar is wonderful. Although difficult to get an appointment, it’s because he is the best and worth waiting if able. He is patient and thorough. He wants to find the root problem and not simply keep a patient on medicine for the rest of their lives if it’s not necessary. He takes time to listen to the patient and recaps appointments at the end in front of the patient to makes sure all that they have discussed is accurate.
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Kind, professional, and skilled in neurology. He answered my questions, and although the answers were not what I wanted to hear, I knew they were given with honesty and expertise.
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I had my first contact/appointment with Dr. Pugar today. I was impressed with his professional approach, knowledge, efficiency, and initial evaluation of my physical issues. He is looking at my issues from a number of different angles and has clearly informed me of what the possible causes might be. We are in the process of scheduling a number of tests in order to get a clear understanding of my neurological issues. I left the office feeling confident that Dr. Pugar will resolve the issues.
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Dr. Pugar was kind, listened well and made me feel at ease. He patiently answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him!
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My appointment with Dr. Pugar was my first experience with a neurologist. He took the time to explain (in layman's terms) both what he was doing during the examination and what he had observed. He asked me more than once if I had any questions or concerns, and then patiently and thoroughly responded. His bedside manner is exactly what a patient hopes for in a doctor, especially a neurologist. I left with complete confidence and trust that I had seen the right person.
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I had my first appointment with Dr. Pugar this morning after opting to transition my care from another neurologist. The difference between my former provider and this practice is nothing short of astounding. Having only seen one neurologist prior to Dr. Pugar, I now know what to expect as far as compassion, professionalism, support and knowledge. He took the time to answer my questions and seemed to genuinely care. The office staff is kind, welcoming and helpful. Great office!!!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Pugar for a couple years now, and have never had a bad experience, he takes the time to explain things to you in a way that you will understand. He definitely gives you his undivided attention and I always leave feeling positive. My primary care physician always raves about how good of hands I'm in and that he's the best which I certainly believe.
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Last week, I had the greatest pleasure of meeting Dr. Pugar. It was my first visit to his office. The staff was not only kind, but very organized & helpful. I was extremely nervous about this visit, but Dr. Pugar was absolutely Superb!! When he walked into the room, I immediately felt as ease. He is an extremely intelligent & caring person. I feel very blessed to have him as my Dr. I will recommend everyone to him, that may need his services. TY again, Dr.Pugar!! ??
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First visit with Dr. Pugar. I hate going to doctor's offices and hospitals, but this visit was relatively pleasant. He seems to be very knowledgeable, was fairly easy to talk with and gave me, from what I could tell, an honest, straightforward diagnosis, and a common sense variety of courses of action to follow. The staff was fairly pleasant and professional. I would not hesitate to return, if need be, nor to recommend him based on my one visit.
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I have been seeing Dr. Pugar for my migraines and have finally found some relief! He is very thorough and listens to my concerns. When I sent him a message on the patient portal I had a response that same day. My mom also sees him and has nothing but wonderful things to say about him.
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