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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Rheumatology Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Rheumatology Mt Pleasant
531 Mt Pleasant Dr
Scranton, PA 18503
Rheumatology Mt Pleasant
531 Mt Pleasant Dr
Scranton, PA 18503
Rheumatology Mt Pocono
126 Market Way
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Rheumatology Baltimore Drive Wilkes Barre
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Rheumatology Patton Forest State College
2520 Greentech Dr
State College, PA 16803

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

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Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 257 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Rheumatology, Board Certified, 2006


  • U. of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine 2000


  • Geisinger Medical Center 2004


  • Geisinger Medical Center 2006

Clinical Interests:

- Arthritis
- Polyarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Gout
- Pseudogout
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Lupus
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
- Scleroderma
- Raynauds
- Mixed connective tissue disease
- Sjogren’s
- Dermatomyositis
- Polymyositis
- Psoratic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Reactive arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel arthritis
- Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
- Giant cell arteritis
- Temporal arteritis
- Vasculitis
- Arteritis
- Osteoporosis
- Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
- Septic arthritis
- Lyme arthritis
- Sarcoidosis
- Bursitis
- Tendinitis

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.8 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.7 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.7 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.7 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Jan 11
I've been all over. NYU, Penn, lv, and John Hopkins and Dave Pugliese is by far the best rheumatologist I've found. he's excellent and smart and truly wants to help the patient. seems always up to date on research and knows side effects of medications.
Jan 5
I am very confident that Dr. Pugliese makes medical decisions that are in my best interest. He has been a tremendous help to me.
Jan 3
Explain. Every thing to me
Dec 23, 2016
Answered all question. Never felt like I was being pushed for time
Dec 21, 2016
Dr. P has excellent bed side manner. He explains medications in detail regarding possible side effects, expected outcome, and follow on visits. He does not insist on patient taking medications, he explains them and lets the patient decide for herself. He is in contact via the messenger service if I have any questions or concerns.
Dec 19, 2016
This dr. is one of the best doctors i've ever been to,caring beyond ,very happy with him.
Dec 16, 2016
Doctor is always so compassionate, and caring, addressing all my concerns.. He is the best by far..My husband also goes to him, and swears by him.. We walk out of there, knowing he truly cares about our health, and is doing all he can, to help ease any, and all pain..
Nov 11, 2016
He's a great doctor. Been his patient now for a # of yrs. He's, kind, knowledgable easy to talk to.
Nov 11, 2016
I have recommended him to others.
Nov 11, 2016
Dr. always patient and concern with my well being. Great doctor patient relationship.
Oct 24, 2016
Very pleased with Dr Pugliese and staff.
Oct 5, 2016
No one better than Dr.Pugliese - he is always there for me, my son - very good communication, excellent.
Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Pugliese is excellent as a doctor in his caring and concern for his patient's and always answers his emails promptly. He will always try to answer any question to the best of his ability and help to get you the help you need from any other provider you need. He is the best in my opinion that you have in the Geisinger hospital that I have gone to and I have seen quite a few there.
Sep 30, 2016
Dr. Pugliese, DO was remarkable. He took a great deal of time to listen to me and was clear and concist in his discussion about what he felt was my diagnosis. I could not have had a more attentive physician.
Sep 28, 2016
Difficulty in scheduling appointments.
Sep 27, 2016
Dr. Pugliese is very thorough, very professional, asks if I have questions and answers them fully.
Sep 20, 2016
He was very nice.. I knew he would just be in with me a short time, as the nurse told me that. I felt they were pushing this iv med, and didn't think I had anything to worry about by taking it, because the ratio of patients that had side effect were low, they though. But I didn't think they were considering the fact that I get too many side effects from meds.. and esp for the meds I've taken to prevent osteroporosis. Fasimax made me feel like I was having a heart attack... Actonel gave me acid reflux and a spray for up my nose gave me exemma and took 9 months to heal after I stopped using it. Why would I take something similar that could cause me to have this jaw problem or get the flu... I felt they were pushing this med anyway, even though I told them about how I get side effects often.
Sep 16, 2016
Dr. Pugliese is an amazing Dr. He takes his time with all my questions and concerns
Sep 14, 2016
I recommend Dr. Pugliese all of the time!
Aug 31, 2016
Feel doctor wants you to make own decisions about care-not too much input provider.
Aug 31, 2016
the doctor and his office is always on time and wonderful. something needs to be done w infusion center at Hosp at mountain blvd
Aug 31, 2016
I feel he is a very knowledgeable MD. Perhaps his schedule is too heavy or perhaps he things it is tedious to answer too many questions.2. Broadstrokes being a retired nurse I like as much information as possible & I resent prodding to get it.
Aug 24, 2016
Always a good experience with Dr. Pugliese
Aug 1, 2016
He is a very good doctor.
Jul 28, 2016
I had been seeing Dr _______ but was sick so I saw Dr Puglease. I am so glad I saw him. he was way more helpful and listened more then Dr. _______. I was actually thinking about going to Lewisburg because I did not like the care, or lack there of, from Dr. ________. I will now be staying and see Dr. Puglease
Jul 19, 2016
#9. I would highly recommend, Dr. Pugliese.
Jul 6, 2016
Except for appt. scheduling.
Jul 1, 2016
i would recommend Dr. Puglieise without hesitation.
June 28, 2016
The staff was wonderful & Doctor Pugliese was patient & explained things and answered any questions I had.
June 27, 2016
Dr. Pugliese is an excellent doctor friendly, caring, helpful. Always explains thoroughly.
June 22, 2016
It just seems lately that the physician seems distracted and very quiet at the appointments. I agree that patients should have say in their care, but I don't like to make the decisions of my care.
June 20, 2016
it was a very good experience
June 17, 2016
Dr Pugliese is the best. a few other doctors should be like him. Hes very caring and takes time to listen without rushing you out the door
June 8, 2016
Dr. Puglieso is a great doctor.
June 6, 2016
I had to bring a hard copy of my lab work from January 28, 2016 as this office never seems to have the results scanned in for the MD to review. MD did respond to my e-mail about a few of the elevated lab values.
May 26, 2016
have ongoing problem with getting return phone call. I leave a message and I never get a phone call returned by nurse or doctor. I only get a response when doctor is on call.
May 26, 2016
Doc respected my desire to avoid drugs just yet. He also consoles one. As caregiver for my husband. I pourd someof my worry and concern. Doc. listened and let me spill.
May 23, 2016
I feel that his typing on the computer was distracting from the attention he should be paying to me. How can he concentrate on 2 things at once? We shouldn't text & drive. Why is this any different?Why can't the Dr. have a person with him to do his notes? I know that some Drs do this.
May 20, 2016
Dr. Pugliese knew I was in pain and arranged to get me in & gave me shots that were very beneficial.
May 18, 2016
Felt that should've been referred to a different specialist for back pain
May 2, 2016
Now my husband is also a patient.
Apr 28, 2016
Dr. Stella is the best doctor I've had in 51 years. Shows genuine concern on a personal level.
Apr 26, 2016
I was having an issue with pain in my hips that I was trying to deal with on my own. when pain was intolerable I called for an appointment to receive steroid injections as I had in the past. the office was very kind and I was scheduled an appointment in less than a week. I was told when I called to schedule that Dr. Pugilese only had time to do the injections. In spite of perhaps being "squeezed in", Dr. Pugilese took the time to sit down and talk me and listen. At no time did I feel rushed. He is very kind and caring and I appreciate his wonderful bedside manner as well as excellent clinical knowledge. My one wish would be that he personally received all of the $1828 my insurance was charged.
Apr 25, 2016
He is an amazing doctor.. I referred my mom to see him.
Apr 18, 2016
best Dr ever, responsive to my needs
March 24, 2016
Dr. Pugliese is awesome!!! I have been his patient for the last several years. I have recommended him to many relatives and friends. He seems genuinely concerned about my well-being and the degree to which my condition affects my personal life. I have been a Geisinger patient since 1985, having initially began trewatment in Danville with Dr. Perruquet, who left the area a few years ago. Since then, I have become a patient of several specialists within the system.
March 3, 2016
I trust Dr. Pugliese 100%! He is a great doctor and he takes the time to explain things in regards to my health. He shows great concern with new things that pop up with my health and explains different things that I may want to try. I have recommended Dr. Pugliese to other people, now to family members as well as my mom.
March 2, 2016
Dr took his time in the exam and talking to me about the problems I am having and explained everything he has planned for my healthcare . I didn't feel rushed and felt as if my care was the only thing on his mind at that time . I am very happy with my care with Giesinger and Dr. Pugliese 😊
Feb 23, 2016
Very caring doctor. He cares 110%.