About Dr. Pugh

Dr. John PughDr. Pugh is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, where he attended Trinity School. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Huntingdon College in Montgomery in 1978 with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. He edited the campus literary magazine. His medical degree is from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham in 1982. His residency training was at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Medical Association of Georgia, Medical Association of Atlanta and the American Medical Association. He has been in practice since July, 1986, in our current location. Dr. Pugh stopped the practice of obstetrics in December, 2005. He has served on various committees at Piedmont Hospital and is a past chairman of the Ob/Gyn/Perinatal Care Evaluation Committee.

Dr. Pugh's practice manager is Cheryl Crawford, who has been with the practice since March, 1993. She is available to be of any assistance which you require.

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About Us

Piedmont Gynecology & Obstetrics, P. C., was founded by Dr. Stephen R. Goldman in 1980. He was joined by Dr. Pugh in 1986. Dr. Goldman relocated to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2002, where he practiced part-time until 2007. Dr. Pugh continued to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology until December, 2005. Since then Dr. Pugh has limited the practice to gynecology and infertility.

Our practice provides ambulatory care of the female. We offer periodic gynecologic care, contraception, infertility, and management of medical, endocrine and gynecologic problems. In addition the practice often serves as a referral source for patients who need the care of other types of specialists.

The practice can provide comprehensive infertility evaluation and treatment. We do not offer in vitro fertilization or GIFT. Services do include, but are not limited to, the evaluation and treatment of both simple and complex ovulatory disorders as well as tubal and uterine disorders.

To assist you in preparing for your visit, forms are available to the left for download. Please complete them fully, print them, and bring them with you to your first visit. Dr. Pugh will review these with you when you meet together. At your first visit, we will measure your weight, vital signs, and test your blood for anemia (hemoglobin) and your urine for sugar and protein. You will receive a general physical examination, breast exam, pelvic examination and Pap smear, as well as any additional specific tests which are indicated. Following this, there will be a discussion of findings and recommendations, along with an opportunity for you to ask questions. For new patient forms click here.

We encourage patients to have an annual well-woman exam. At these visits, the following are done: vital signs, weight, hemoglobin, urine for sugar and protein, examination of the breasts, abdomen and pelvis, Pap Smear and discussion and management of any specific problems. In addition, testing for blood cholesterol and for occult blood in the stool is performed when indicated. For Annual Visit forms click here.

For problems which may occur between annual exams, call the office to discuss your needs. Your problem may require an appointment. A brief description of your problem will enable our staff to determine how we might most effectively help you. If you think your problem will require us to call in a prescription, please have the telephone number of your pharmacy available when you call. When non-emergency calls are received after 3:30 P.M., the call will be returned the next business day.For refills of existing prescriptions, call your pharmacy and request a refill and they will contact us by fax for approval. For problem visit forms click here.

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