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Patients call:1-800-275-6401


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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Pugliese, David Michael, DO Visit Geisinger.org for information on David Michael Pugliese, DO. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 258 ratings
43 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Rheumatology, Board Certified, 2006

Education:

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

Residency:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 2004

Fellowship:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 2006
    Rheumatology

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
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 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 >
Jul 1
i would recommend Dr. Puglieise without hesitation.
June 22
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
it was a very good experience
June 17
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 6
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
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
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
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
Dr. Pugliese knew I was in pain and arranged to get me in & gave me shots that were very beneficial.
May 18
Felt that should've been referred to a different specialist for back pain
May 2
Now my husband is also a patient.
Apr 28
Dr. Stella is the best doctor I've had in 51 years. Shows genuine concern on a personal level.
Apr 26
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
He is an amazing doctor.. I referred my mom to see him.
Apr 18
best Dr ever, responsive to my needs
March 24
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
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
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
Very caring doctor. He cares 110%.
Feb 3
I am very confident about Dr. Pugliese's expertise and care. I will definitely recommend him to family or friends in need of a rheumatologist.
Jan 25
Though I had stopped seeing Dr. Pugliese two yrs. ago, my primary dr. Sandbya Desai, felt that I should continue to care with him, and Dr. Pugliese had no problem with me returning to his care, and welcomed me back to his practice.
Jan 22
Felt that he wasn't sure as to next step in treating my issues.
Jan 15
I would recommend Dr. Puglese to my friends and family he is a great doctor!!
Jan 14
Excellent MD. Very happy with the visit.
Jan 14
Dr Pugliese has been my doctor since Dr Parquette left - he's great. Takes his time, explains meds and treatment well, responds well, and he is very caring. I have recommended him in the past and will continue to do so.
Jan 11
I will definitely be reccomending to family
Dec 22, 2015
Dr. Pugliese is an excellent doctor. He is very easy to talk to, very attentive and respectful. He and his staff informed my husband at a visit last year about an irregular heartbeat. That finding was critical to my husband being treated early for a heart issue. Our respect for him is great.
Dec 3, 2015
I am very satisfied with DR.PUGLIESE
Dec 1, 2015
Dr Pugliese is a very kind, caring & experience Doctor. It's always a very positive experience with my visit.
Nov 12, 2015
Wish that dr. would've addressed the pain - I am in and prescribed something to go along with the agreed treatment.
Nov 9, 2015
Problem never solved. Meds never work!
Nov 3, 2015
The doctor taught me the facts about my pain. He did a full body exam, which was a surprise as I was told by the appointment secretary that the doctor would do the top half or the bottom half of me. I was delighted that he did a full body scan and even took a biopsy of something that might have been a problem. Thankfully, the results were that it was not cancer.
Oct 2, 2015
Even though the doctor added to his busy schedule, he was not rushed. He gave me attention.
Oct 1, 2015
I switched from a rheumatologist years ago to this rheumatologist and he is truly a great caring doctor.
Sep 29, 2015
There are days he spends a few minutes & others he spends more. I keep hearing from my other dr.'s & should be using him as my "main" dr. but I do not get that feeling?
Sep 25, 2015
Still did not have lab results from LabCorp from January 2015
Sep 8, 2015
I have complete confidence in Dr. Pugliese and appreciate the fact that as a patient, I can communicate with him, exchange ideas, concerns and recommendations and confident that his decision is the best to treat my condition.
Aug 26, 2015
*Dr. Pugliese is a very nice, knowledgeable doctor.
Aug 25, 2015
I liked everything in this hospital.
Aug 24, 2015
I have a lot of doctors and specialists for my health issues. Dr.Pugleshi is the absolute best physician I have had the pleasure of having as my doctor. Hands down there are none better.
Aug 24, 2015
Dr. Pugliese is great! He is very easy to talk with and he makes you feel comfortable. He is very gentle which as a autoimmune patient is very important. I have recommended him to family and friends and they have said the same thing about him. I just wished he spent more time in Scranton as it's hard for me to travel to Wilkes-Barre!
Aug 11, 2015
DR PUGLIESE IS EXCELLENT, I VALUE HIS EXPERIENCE, HE IS ALWAYS SO KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HELPFUL. HE IS EASY TO TALK TO AND HE TAKES THE TIME TO REALLY LISTEN AND EXPLAIN. i WOULD NOT SEE ANYONE ELSE.
Aug 5, 2015
dr Pugliese in my opinion, is the best dr I ever had. His care, expertise, and explanations are excellent!