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About Dr. Vasanthi Pugazhendhi
Dr. Vasanthi Pugazhendhi, MD, BS, MBBS is a Doctor primarily located in Danville, PA. She has 25 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatrics. Dr. Pugazhendhi is affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Janet Weis Children's & Women's Hospital and Shamokin Area Community Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Vasanthi Pugazhendhi has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Pulmonology
A pediatric pulmonologist is the go-to resource for children who need treatment for any kind of breathing issue or lung disease. If your child coughs up blood, has a cough that isn’t going away, or displays other symptoms such as trouble breathing, chest pain or wheezing, you can ask your doctor to refer you to a pediatric pulmonologist.
Common conditions and diseases they treat range from noisy breathing, asthma and chronic coughs to lung disease, apnea and cystic fibrosis. They can also diagnose and treat cases of pneumonia in children and prescribe any kind of respiratory medication or equipment your child might need.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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.
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I have had the opportunity to deal with 4 other pediatric pulmonologists from different counties and I can say I have never met one quite as inadequate at their profession as this one! I won't refer to her as a "doctor", but rather as "she" or "her"! She works part time, is not versed in her knowledge, but rather gives the excuse - she "needs to research it". When your child is sick with a disease she specializes in and you call her in the middle of the night and she tells you, "I don't know what to tell you", take your child to the ER.....wow! Needless to say, after she tried to persuade me to allow my child to be a guinea pig due to her inability to figure out a health problem related to her specialty and I adamantly refused, she terminated our physician/patient relationship - AMEN! Thank you Lord-we are now back with our originals from birth that handled my child's disease and I couldn't be more happier! It was amazing when our current pulmonologist answered my question with great ease at our first visit the same question I had that "she" needed to research because she had no explanation! We have seen pediatric pulmonologists at Hershey, Lehigh, A.I. Dupont and St. Christopher's hospital for children, every single one is exceptionally knowledgeable in their profession and does an excellent job of caring for their patients! "She" however; has got to be the worst physician I have ever had the unfortunate pleasure of dealing with. Shame too, the staff was quite nice. I recommend seeking out another pediatric pulmonologist if you haven't already! Otherwise, God be with your children!
My son had severe breathing difficulty after RSV turned to pneumonia when he was only 8 months old. She has not only been right on when it came to treatment she makes you feel like your her only patient & spends quality time with you explaining each detail. She let my husband and myself help her in choosing medications & explained each benefit & risk alike. I wish that there were more doctors like her!
Dr. Pugazhendhi is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Janet Weis Children's & Women's Hospital
Shamokin Area Community Hospital
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
25 Years Experience
Madurai Medical College
Graduated in 1988
Suny Health Science Center
Dr. Vasanthi Pugazhendhi accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark PPOBlue
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsGeisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA
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