Dr. Y. Howard Pung, MD

Pediatric Allergist

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11119 Rockville Pike, Suite 406, Rockville, MD, 20852
19785 Crystal Rock Dr., Suite 208, Germantown, MD, 20874

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Dr. Pung is a board-certified allergist for both adult and pediatric patients. After his medical degree from National Taiwan University, he continued his education and obtained his Masters of Public Heath degree (M.P.H.) from The Johns Hopkins University. Subsequently, he completed his Residency and Allergy/Immunology fellowship training at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Currently, he is the Director/Associate Professor of the Allergy Division at Georgetown University Medical Center. He also maintains his private practice in Rockville/Germantown. He strives to stay abreast of the cutting edge developments in Allergy & Immunology, provide state of art services to the patients and teach our future young physicians (medical students, residents).

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Very informative. Apparently, I had been misinformed about the treatment if my allergies for the past 30 years. He gave me some great advice and I will be returning for him for my allergy and asthma treatment.

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He was very professional and informed. He taught me the "why" along with the treatment recommendations. I learned how not only to minimize the symptoms of my allergy but also got a good talking to on how to prevent future problems.

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Excellent listener, clearly knows his field, feeling like I am going to get real help.

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I just love that doctor. I hope my treatment work out! It was my first visit and i really want overcome for the good! Doctor Pung is a great doctor !!!

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Great!

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This apointment was crazy fun despite the pain in getting the allergy scratch tests. They were wonderful. I have not experienced such a office family in awhile, and it warms my heart. I learned a lot about allergies and believe I can only feel better from here on out with them.

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Dr. Pung himself is reasonbly decent -- the only issues I had with him personally may have been due to a minor language barrier. His staff is terrible, though. I was administered a lung function test by one of his nurses who degraded me and accused me of lying because I was physically incapable of completing the test in the manner she specified; a manner which was in fact incorrect. She then proceeded to stab my arms during an allergy prick test with excessive force, leaving small scars on my forearms.

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Dr. Pung really knows his stuff and I appreciate that he tries to wean you off of constant medication and look for more natural or long term solutions. My immunotherapy is definitely helping me (I can pet cats now!). His staff each does what they do very well (the ladies who give the immunotherapy shots are quick and don't butcher you). Only downside is the price, some of the allergy tests are pretty expensive.

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Very professional and nice. He explained everything clearly and answered questions and concerns I presented him with.

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He was very dismissive of my concerns and refused to believe me when I stated that I had noted sensitivies to certain types of foods (my skin prick tests at his office came back negative). Also bring your patience. You'll have to spend a lot of time dealing with a clueless medical student that is currently under Dr. Pung's supervision.

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Dr. Pung was incredible. We had a lengthy conversation in his office and a very thorough medical history interview. Dr. Pung was personable, funny and reassuring. I never felt rushed. The admin and nursing staff were patient and attentive. I will definitely be going back!

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I ended up frustrated and I think I will follow up with a different doctor. Maybe it was just a mismatch of personalities, but I was scared by some recent, sudden and strong allergic reactions, and he was kind of dismissive and did not provide any guidance (we couldn't do the skin test because it had been recent enough that I had used benadryl in the last 5 days). He got irritated at me for calling it hives, and scolded me not to use medical terms. Looked like hives to me, but whatever. I just think someone else would be a better match for me.

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Couldn't be happier with my visit today. Thank you Zocdoc and Doc Pung!

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Very professional and knowledgeable.

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