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Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr Is this you?

About Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr

Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Atwood is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System University Drive Campus. Dr. Atwood has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr is Poor. Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr is 1.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Upmc Montefiore

3459 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Specialties

Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
  • Asthma

Reviews

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Two Stars

I had a consult two years ago at Umpc with Atwood. I recently found vitals. Com and I must agree with 4 prev reviews. Because of a lack of personality, this doctor has no business treating patients. Find another doctor

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Unapproachable, Cold, Unimpressive

The doctor seemed hurried and aloof. Zero personality. I had heard through the hospital grapevine that he was a creeper, but he was in our network, so I gave him a try. Quickly scheduled with another practice. Not recommended.

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Invasion of the Doctor Snatchers

No compassion. His only concern was attempting to cover up mistakes caused by his inattentiveness. Treated family as if they were an annoyance to him. Slow to follow-up, if at all. And even then, it was usually once the situation reached crisis mode. Made a difficult experience, worse.

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What's the rush

Lack empathy and seemed disinterested and rushed

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Not very patient-friendly

I saw Dr. Atwood to get a sleep study set up for sleep apnea. I instead met with a Fellow for about 10 minutes and Dr. Atwood came in fora bout 5 minutes. I was billed not only for a "long appointment" for $165 but I also was charged an additional fee of almost $100 for "using the facility." Holy Cow. Dr. Atwood seemed pretty disinterested in my sleeping problems and complaints of fatigue but he was in my network of Insurance providers, so I needed to use him. When I arrived for my 2nd sleep study to wear the CPAP equipment I was told that there were no orders for it even though his office called me and told me to set up this overnight appt. They said Dr. Atwood originally ordered the CPAP study but then ordered another Diagnostic study. Hmmmm. Not fun showing up at 9 pm for an overnight sleep study and be told on the spot it was pulled. I urged the tech to look deeper and she did indeed find the CPAP overnight sleep study orders, so we went with that. I cannot recommend him to others looking for a personable and caring provider.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Atwood is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of Alabama School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • University Of Alabama Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Charles W Atwood Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Upmc Montefiore, 3459 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

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