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Leslie Pugh, PA-C

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Emergency Medicine

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department
252 S. 4th St., 4th and Walnut Sts.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 270-7688
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

Growing up I always wanted lo be a veterinarian, however I had no idea how I would pay for college and had a lot of doubts. Those Army recruiters will get you every time! After joining the Army National Guard as a medic, I had the most amazing experience with our "Doc" who was a Physician Assistant. He taught me about the profession, the flexibility, the patient contact, the ability to help others who may be having the worst day of their life. I fell in love with the profession, put in the work, and can truly say I enjoy my career in medicine.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I would like for my patients to feel comfortable with being honest, and not feel that they will be judged. I want them to feel free to interrupt if I am not being clear and comfortable with asking as many questions as they need. I have been in that position where I felt like I was being a bother or couldn't ask questions, and I regret not advocating for my own health. I don't want my patients ever feeling that way.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

We have a small farm with goats, pigs, chickens and ducks, along with a large garden and six dogs. I spend a lot of time with the animals or out in the garden. We have plans to add bees in the future, along with developing part of the property into a food forest. I enjoy spinning fiber from our Angora goats, crocheting, hiking, and meditation.

Board Certifications

  • NCCPA - Natl Comm on Certif of Phys Asst

Education & Credentials

  • Professional Education: Lock Haven University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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