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

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

72 Ratings

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.


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

4.9 out of 5

72 Ratings

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

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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Professor, Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

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

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.

Professor, Gastroenterology

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Joel T. Bruggen, M.D.72 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

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*Dr. Bruggen is most considerate, kind and very understanding doctor I've ever had!


*Dr. Bruggen is an excellent doctor & I feel fortunate to have him.


Physician exhibs. much kindness & caring of patient & family - he is also very knowledgeable in his pt. care specialty -


*Dr. Bruggen thoroughly reviewed my chart & involved me in the treatment plan. I felt heard & respected.


Care giver is superb, physician & specialist.


I have the upmost respect for and confidence in Dr. Bruggen.


Excellent provider in all aspects of care and caring.


He is among the very best care providers.


Dr. Bruggen is an excellent physician!!


Dr Bruggen has gone above and beyond expectations in the past when I was having challenges with and an allergic reaction to my medication to be available to assist me and call in alternative medications and offer advice. He even responded to my emails throughout the weekend!

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