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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

77 Ratings

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

Contact Information

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

4.8 out of 5

77 Ratings

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Operation prevent readmission: a pilot study in hospitalized crohns disease patients [abstract]. Sigmon LB, Bruggen J.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016;111(Suppl 1):S279-S280.

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

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

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

Endoscopic, radiologic, and manometric features of an incomplete Heller myotomy for achalasia: successful treatment by pneumatic dilation [abstract]. Benson P, Shores N, Bruggen J, Long J.. 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

4.8 out of 5

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.77 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

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


*Dr. Braggen called me that afternoon to give me blood test results several weeks later to let one know he had received my records. I've never had a doctor do this before.


*Dr. Bruggen is fantastic! He was able to explain my results/condition in terms I send my husband could understand. He had genuine concern in my case - at least that's how I felt! I was so thankful I found him and this office!


*Dr. Bruggen is extremely caring and conscientious. I feel very comfortable in his care and am grateful he is my physician.


*Dr.Bugger is excellent! I have complete confidence in him.


*Joel Bruggen, MD is an excellent competent doctor!!!


*Dr. Bruggen is fantastic in every way. His caring, patient demeanor means so much. I trust him in every way!


Dr. Bruggen is a gentleman and highly qualified GI specialist who communicates very well


I cannot say enough great things about this person. Caring, concerned, professional. I am confident that he has my best interest at heart as my care provider.


Always very friendly & caring.


*Dr. Bruggen is very good at understanding a problem, processing it and giving advice to solving same.


Dr. Bruggen is approachable, kind, and easy to understand. Gives reasonable and knowledgeable advice and guidance. I would rate him as EXCELLENT


*Dr. Bruggen explained the procedure very clearly once answered ALL of our "numerous" questions about the procedure.


I have been seeing *Dr. Bruggen for years and you would not find a more knowledgeable and compassionate physician.

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