Dr. Richard Lupton, MD

Dr. Richard Lupton, MD

Pulmonary Disease  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Richard Lupton, MD is a pulmonologist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from New York Med Coll in 1981 and specializes in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

915 Tate Blvd SE Ste 182

Hickory, NC 28602

Contact Information

(828) 322-2005

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lupton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shortness of Breath
very high
more than 96% of peers
Cough
very high
more than 91% of peers
Pulmonary Function Test
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Lupton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

38  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Trinity College, Hartford, Cn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • New York Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • U Wisc Hosp Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • George Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lupton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lupton's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lupton to family and friends
15 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Lupton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Lupton took care of my mother years ago when he was in Granite Falls. We were very upset when he moved and didn't take individual patients anymore. He was always professional and gave my mother 100% of his attention when she saw him. He always took his time and didn't rush her through as many...more
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Dr. Lupton has been exceptionally supportive and caring. He has treated me not only as his patient but more so as a person with a serious disease. He listens to my concerns, is very compassionate., and I feel very fortunate to have him as my pulmonologist. I know that he will walk with me and...more
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He is one of the most caring doctors l have seen. I always fully understand my situation and my treatment when l leave his office he explains everthing he also is not afraid to send you for xrays and test if can't firgure whats going on if you ever need a pulmonary Doctor he is awesome
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Lupton needs to get out of medical practice and take Frank McGuire with him. Neither are much of a doctor. I call both, Dr. gloom & doom. Why? Because they both missed my diagnose and I have heard the same from other former patients. There are other doctors with their specialty in this area. much...more
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This was my first visit with Dr. Lupton. He was very professional and thorough. I was really pleased that he wanted to address the problem I was having, and not tried to pass it off as just "allergies". Dr. Lupton didn't want to just treat the symptoms like my previous doctors had, but wanted to...more
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