Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

78 Ratings

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology, Liver Disease (Chronic), Geriatrics, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-7777
Department: 336-713-7777

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1978
  • M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1983
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, 1986
  • Fellowship, University of California-San F, 1988

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1437134863
Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

78 Ratings

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4621 | Department: 336-713-7777

Recent Publications

French JB, Bruggen J. Improving hepatitis A and B vaccination rates in an indigent care cinic: a quality improvement study [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110(Suppl 1):S876.

Jones JD, Sigmon L, Bruggen J. Dyspnea in a cirrhotic: don't forget about hepatopulmonary syndrome [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110(Suppl 1):S342.

Fitch MT, Edmunds S, Bruggen J, Askew K, Jackson J, Manthey DE. Designing and implementing a medical student procedures curriculum. Med Sci Educ. 2014;24(3):325-332.

Benson P, Shores N, Bruggen J, Long J. Endoscopic, radiologic, and manometric features of an incomplete Heller myotomy for achalasia: successful treatment by pneumatic dilation [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008;103(Suppl):S306-S307.

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Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology, Liver Disease (Chronic), Geriatrics, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.78 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

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He is one of the best!


Very kind and friendly easy to talk to. Has a likeable personality and very professional.


Dr. Bruggen was very professional. He appeared to be concerned about me and my concerns.


Outstanding physician. Excellent in every respect. Among the best anywhere.


*Dr. Bruggen is a great doctor. I feel lucky to have him.


Dr. Bruggen is one of the very best.


Easy to talk to about your concerns.


I would highly recommend *Dr. Bruggen to friends and family. I have always heard good things of him from other patients. He always shows concern, listens to problems and makes sure you understand answers.


Dr. Bruggen is fantastic.


I have always had excellent care from *Dr. Joel Bruggen & his whole staff.


Most of my time was spent with the doctor


Dr Bruggen takes time to look at patient and discuss medical situation on face to face basis. He is caring and thorough. I cannot say enough positive about him - in today's medical world he is a rarity and I am very appreciative to be his patient.


Very friendly, makes you feel relaxed and confident that he knows what he's doing.

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