Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 57

  
Accepting new patients

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


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National Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

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(561) 296-1188
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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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 .
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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.
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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.
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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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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
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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Mike Basen in North Palm Beach, FL – Mar 11, 2016
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Dr. Kugler accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kugler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kugler treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kugler treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kugler treats Joint Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kugler treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kugler treats Knee Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kugler treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kugler's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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 Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

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 musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases. We use both surgical and n...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Washington University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Vanderbuilt University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • English

Awards

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Jfk Medical Center

Atlantis, FL

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

JFK Medical Center North Campus

West Palm Beach, FL

Palms West Hospital

Loxahatchee, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)