Dr. David Tuggle, MD

Pediatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(2)
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Dr. David Tuggle, MD
Dr. Tuggle was Vice Chair of Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the OU Medical Center until 2013. He and his wife moved to Austin to be near their son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. His current interests are trauma and acute care surgery in children.

Strictly Pediatrics Subspecialty Center

1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd Ste 400

Austin, TX 78723

Contact Information

(512) 708-1234

Dr. David Tuggle, MD

Dr. David Tuggle, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • 4 More

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Learn about Dr. Tuggle

Care Philosophy

I thought I would be a professional musician, but I changed my mind one month before college started. One of the three best decisions I have made. Training as an adult surgeon allowed me to have contact with children, and I fell in love with pediatric surgery (my second really good decision).
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Dr. Tuggle's Experience

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Dr. Tuggle's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
3

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
10

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
17

Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hepatectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Chldns Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tuggle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tuggle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tuggle to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Tuggle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma |
20 years ago he saved my life when I was a few months old. I want to say thank you even though you didn't know what it was or where it came from. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be alive and do all of the things I have done and still can do. I'm not sure if you're still in Austin but I want to say thank you in person.
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Dr. Tuggle accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Tuggle has admitting privileges

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
4900 Mueller Blvd
Austin, TX 78723
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