Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 58

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(561) 559-8499

Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lake Worth, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as JFK Medical Center North Campus and Jfk Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kugler to book an appointment.

Locations

National Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

National Orthopedics and Neurosurgery3618 Lantana Rd Ste 100 Lake Worth, FL 33462
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West Palm Beach2047 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Kugler is affiliated with Palms West Hospital Loxahatchee, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kugler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kugler

2.5

Based on 48 ratings

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Treats you like you're wasting his precious time. Doesn't bother to look at your file and runs out of the visit before you can ask a question. One of the worst doctors I've ever seen .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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JulyJ in Melbourne, FL – Aug 21, 2018
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Dear Dr. Kugler from the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you and your staff for the care I received before, during and after my surgery on January 17, 2018. I truly believe that your expertise, passion for your job and willingness to be flexible are what brought me to where I am today. I will always be grateful to all for your help and your kindness. With much love, Svetlana Abramian.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Svetlana Abramian in Palm Coast, FL – Feb 19, 2018
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In 2014 Dr Kugler did two knee replacement surgeries on me. He was very honest and explained everything to me and my wife. I did all the therapy he recommended to me and i am doing great. I would highly recommend him. He may be tough with you but in the end you will be glad he was! I have had no problems what so ever! I go once a year for a checkup and never have i had a problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Drew in Port Saint Lucie, FL – Oct 23, 2017
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Waste of your time. Don't go to him, he doesn't care about you, he won't listen to what you have to say. And you'll waste your money. He knew what was wrong with my back and didn't tell me everything from looking on my MRI review..I had to find out from a different doctor to get my full results...so disappointing
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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West Palm Beach, FL – Mar 03, 2017
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My surgery went well staff took care of me so good there were on my bedside until I discharge and keep calling checking on how iam doing thanks you to every one
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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No results
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Virginia Young in Palm Bay, FL – Oct 19, 2016
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I tore my meniscus and went to see Dr. Kugler. He stood in the doorway and told me I didn't need surgery. He never looked at my leg or examined me. He never looked at my MRI disc. He just told me to go for physical therapy. Total time spent with me about 3 minutes. Turned out I did need surgery, but of course found a much better doctor. This guy is a sorry excuse for a doctor. Find someone else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Marie S. in Lake Worth, FL – Sep 14, 2016
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My husband broke his hip in an accident... he was forced to wait 5 days under sedation for repair... when it was repaired by Dr. Kugler - it was crooked. His leg had an awkward angle to it, he was in pain - even when he tried to sleep. He was told that it was so damaged - that was the best that could be done when he had to replaced the hip. 3 years later we had to see a different doctor - he replaced the dr. kugler's work and he is SO MUCH BETTER!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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West Palm Beach, FL – Aug 20, 2016
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Dr. Kugler is incredible! I had a torn meniscus and partially torn ACL and petella tendon and the The whole surgical team and nursing staff with Dr.Kugler is also incredible. I was really surprised when Dr. Kugler called me after my surgery to see how I was doing. He truly cares about his patients. I will be recommending Dr.Kugler to all of my friends and family! Very thankful to him and his team. I have another scheduled with Dr.Kugler I will never go to another surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Stephen in Melbourne, FL – Jul 13, 2016
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I had a total Knee replacement by Dr Kugler, he is an excellent surgeon, I am so please and happy with the results. In 3 months he will do my other knee. My overall experience was very good, he is a gentle teddy bear. Thank you Dr Kugler for your nice care. Mercedes
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mercedes Gomez in West Palm Beach, FL – Jun 10, 2016
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I am 57 years old. I have never seen in my life an anti professional doctor as DR. Kugler.. He is very rude with his patience, he does not tell a patience what the problem. I went to see him for a knee pain. he told me to get and injection, and told the nurse if she decides it let me know, without any explication about it and without let me ask him some question that I told him that I would like to ask him. I will never recommended him. He does not have any Medical Ethic.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Maria in Lake Worth, FL – May 18, 2016
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i had minicus surgery Dr Kugler did a very good job on my knee. He also did my acl on my other knee 12 yrs ago.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Mike Basen in North Palm Beach, FL – Mar 11, 2016
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kugler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kugler treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Kugler treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kugler treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Kugler treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Musculoskeletal Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kugler performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Kugler performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Kugler's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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About Me

Care Philosophy

“You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible musculoskeletal care. We treat various...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Washington University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Vanderbuilt University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Creole
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kugler frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Musculoskeletal Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kugler treats.

Where is Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, MD's office located?

Dr. Kugler's office is located at 3618 Lantana Rd Ste 100, Lake Worth, FL 33462. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, MD speak?

Dr. Kugler speaks Spanish, Creole, and English. View profile to see all.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kugler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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JFK Medical Center North Campus

West Palm Beach, FL

Jfk Medical Center

Atlantis, FL

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Palms West Hospital

Loxahatchee, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)