Peggy Pugh, MD

Dr. Pugh is a radiologist in the LA area. She is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Irvine and 2 more hospitals.
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Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Pugh’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
same-day biopsy rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Pugh’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Pugh’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Pugh’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pugh’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

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Dr. Pugh sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

inVision Imaging
280 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
1,337 miles away
MemorialCare Breast Center at Saddleback Memorial
24401 Calle de la Louisa
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
1,327 miles away
100 Oceangate
Long Beach, CA 90802
1,356 miles away
Hoag Health Center Irvine-Sand Canyon
16305 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618
1,330 miles away
427 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
1,339 miles away


  • UC Irvine Medical Center
  • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Pugh is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Hoag Hospital Irvine
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Keck Hospital of USC
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • SynerMed
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare