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About Dr. Richard F Kucera

Dr. Richard F Kucera, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Greensburg, PA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Kucera has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard F Kucera is Great. Dr. Richard F Kucera has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard F Kucera is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pulmonary And Critical Care

562 Shearer St Ste 203
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Specialties

Dr. Richard F Kucera has the following 4 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • 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.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard F Kucera has the following 2 expertise

  • Asthma
  • Insomnia

Board Certifications

Dr. Richard F Kucera is Board Certified in 4 specialties

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Military Hating Doctor

Doctor Kucera made fun of my husband's service in the Army by saying that his service doesn't "count."

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Five Stars

Excellent care, friendly, short wait time, and nice staff. Couldn't be more satisfied with my visit!

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Five Stars

Wonderful physician

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A Complete Hack

Dr Kucera attended a Medical School that no longer exists...As a military doctor he was despised by staff and residents and routinely blamed others for poor outcomes...His favorite was to blame the lowest ranking, least educated for bad outcomes despite his being compeltely responsible. His bedside manner is inversely propportional to his ego, which is huge. A compete hack, I advise you to see anybody else from a real, still-esisting medical school!

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One Star

This guy has an atrocious bedside manner. Almost impossible to get in touch with when a very sick relative languished under his "care" in his hospital. Once we finally did get in touch with him, he was rude and arrogant. We would not recommend to anyone who has a serious problem.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Drexel University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • United States Army Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard F Kucera accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark KeystoneBlue
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Pulmonary And Critical Care, 562 Shearer St Ste 203, Greensburg, PA
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