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Patients call:1.800.275.6401

This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Rheumatology Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044
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 40 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
1 263 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
- 4.8 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
- 4.6 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 >
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
Aug 5, 2015
dr Pugliese in my opinion, is the best dr I ever had. His care, expertise, and explanations are excellent!
Jul 23, 2015
Dr. Pugliese is very good and knowledgeable in what he does.
June 30, 2015
I have never met a Dr. with the degree of compassion for his patients as he has
June 8, 2015
Doctor is always so nice and polite he always explains everything I don't understand what a wonderful Doc. I can walk better and pell potatoes with no pain.
June 3, 2015
Very confident in care received.
May 21, 2015
I like my doctors{illegible or inappropriate content} Had one I didn't but they quickly switched me.
May 14, 2015
I would have liked a little more "explanation time." At this point, my condition has not been distinctly determined and I would have like to hear about the alternative conditions that "it" could be. I feel that a little more information would help me in my self care, diet, etc.
May 11, 2015
Dr. Pugliese takes the time to answer all my concerns. He explains everything that I don't understand and with great patience!
May 11, 2015
Dr. Pugliese is a wonderful doctor. He takes the time out to actually listen to your concerns and needs. He always does everything possible to get to the core of your health issues. Very satisfied with his service.
Apr 28, 2015
He is very patient friendly. He is concerned about my pain levels and what we have tried and what we can try.
Apr 28, 2015
I have recommended him to friends and family members several times before and also since this appt.
Apr 16, 2015
Experience good
Apr 7, 2015
I've never had such an excellent, professional, and intelligent Dr. like Dr. Pugliese. I've been to john Hopkins in Rheumatology multiple times prior plus other Rheumy Drs and I believe Dr. Pugliese has diagnosed and treated me so much better then any university doctor ever has. He is by far the most caring and smartest doctor I ever had. i feel he is a God sent.
March 26, 2015
I wish all the appointments I have with Geisinger doctors were like with Dr. P. I never have to wait and I lose little time from work. My primary physician appointments are a nightmare.
March 23, 2015
I was extremely nervous about my appointment due to a bad experience with another similar provider. I tried to treat myself for the longest time. I am so thankful that I finally broke down and went to the physician. Dr. Pugliese is wonderful, caring and considerate to his patients. I will recommend him to everyone I know with similar concerns.
March 2, 2015
Excellent doctor who provides exemplary and personal service to his patients
Feb 16, 2015
Dr. Puglise is a very good doctor. He rechecked my heart beat and suggested following up with the cardiologist.
Feb 12, 2015
Dr. Pugliese is a very good doctor & a very nice man. I just wish he was available more. Medication prescribed was not covered by Insurance & to expensive to pay out of pocket. I still have not heard about what else I can do for the pain.
Feb 12, 2015
Very good, problem was my being late, dr. should have been given message I called. There was a message left on my phone when I came home asking where I was. Just starting all over. Have not had a clear diagnosis in 26 years. Will take time & tests. Dr. Puglisee does not have many past test on me none done. #7. Medical asst. Graduate.