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About Dr. Richard W Puschinsky

Dr. Richard W Puschinsky, MD is a Doctor primarily located in High Point, NC. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Puschinsky is affiliated with Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center. Dr. Puschinsky has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard W Puschinsky is Great. Dr. Richard W Puschinsky has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard W Puschinsky is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Medical Center Urology Pa

624 Quaker Ln Ste C103
High Point, NC 27262
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Specialties

Dr. Richard W Puschinsky has the following 1 specialty

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Bladder Issues
  • Kidney Stones
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Vasectomy
  • Urodynamics
  • Lithotripsy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Prostatitis

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Five Stars

Complete exam. He explained everything going on & his plan for my treatment.

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My experience

I went to Dr. Puschinsky's office to have a diagnosis either confirmed or ruled out; upon arrival for my appointment I was not notified of any delay in seeing patients but ended up being there for two hours with a 4mth old. The procedure was a cystoscopy. The office appears outdated, unclean, and cluttered. Once Dr.Puschinsky came in the room there was no explantation as to what was about to be done, what to expect, or for that matter there was little to no talking to me. He appeared rushed, agitated, and very rude. Once he was ready to begin the procedure he was very aggressive and forceful resulting in me feeling the scope ripping through as he inserted it into my urethra causing a tear. He only looked in my bladder for about 30 seconds and after he finished he got up and began to exit the room without even saying a thing other than "come back in two weeks for DMSO treatments". I quickly asked what does that mean? Do I have IC or not what did you see? All he said was "your symptoms seem to be consistent with that" and shut the door. He did not even ask if I had any questions, give me post procedure directions, or tell me what to expect in the next 24-48 hours. His assistant attempted to answer a few of my questions as best she could but I was left in such an abrupt manner I was speechless. Having worked in emergency medicine for 6 years I have had numerous interactions with physicians of every speciality and have never personally seen such horrible bedside manner. When working in the ER we often times had to do urinary catheters and it was always a servile procedure with sterile gloves during this procedure it concerned me that he did not wear sterile gloves so when I asked around if he should have had sterile gloves I received mixed answers of yes and no but also encountered two friends whom work in the medical field that have experience with him one of which gave the advice of "do not go back there change doctors now!" I left feeling violated, frustrated, and had more questions than when I went in. I went the next day and requested to have my records transferred to another urologist due to in the inadequacy of my experience in addition to learning of two others who have experienced his lack of professionalism and him doing a aggressive procedure on one of them as well. I was told they work on records on Monday and Wednesday morning and it should be done the following Monday I went to the new urologist two weeks later and he still had not received the medical records transfer or transcript of the procedure. His office staff called to get a copy for his review while I was there and much to my expectation I was told "he didn't really document much in regards to the procedure". I asked what the purpose of DMSO treatments was; only to be told that is a somewhat outdated treatment that the new urologist no longer even uses. After many questions and a pelvic exam I was told the new urologist does not believe I have the signs or symptoms of IC. This experience overall was horrible and the purpose of my review is to prevent others from enduring the same experience, trauma, and violation I endured.

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My experience Dr Richard Puschinsky

I went to Dr. Puschinsky's office to have a diagnosis either confirmed or ruled out; upon arrival for my appointment I was not notified of any delay i ...

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The most accurate and thorough Urologist!

Dr. Puschinsky was well worth the wait! His waiting room is very busy, but that is a good sign when looking for a great doctor. Everyone is waiting to see him because word travels fast, and they know he is the best urologist in the area. He is the most caring, professional, and kind doctor I have ever met. He was able to diagnose my issue very quickly and set me up with a treatment plan.

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Very caring and hard working doctor

I had a lithotripsy with a stent insertion by another doctor. When the stent was removed, a stone fragment slipped into the tube to the bladder, causing severe pain. I called my doctor, but he seemed unconcerned and said he was going out of town on vacation, and "you can go to the emergency room if it gets worse." I grew worse, so my aging mother (who was taking care of me) took me to the ER in the middle of the night. I was admitted with a body temperatire of 105 and nearly unconscious. Dr. Puschinsky was called in to treat me in my doctor's stead and he removed the stone. I had sepsis, a life threatening disorder that took three days to start showing any improvement. I was actually told (when I recovered) that I wasn't given much hope of survival, and if I survived, it was felt sure I would have brain damage. After five days in the hospital, I was discharged and determined as having a remarkable and complete recovery. Needless to say, I changed doctors and Dr. Puschinsky has treated me for several kidney stones since then and all were incident free. He is a most caring doctor, busy, yes! But that shows so many people have confidence in him. I thank God for Dr. Puschinsky and for my mother that worked her feeble body to get me to his care. Can't say enough good things about those two!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014, 2012)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Baylor College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Emory Healthcare

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard W Puschinsky accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Medical Center Urology Pa, 624 Quaker Ln Ste C103, High Point, NC

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