Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 50

Gastroenterology

Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Okeechobee, FL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tarugu has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. He graduated from Adichunchanagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1997. He is affiliated with Hca Florida Raulerson Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD

Gastro in Florida

201 SW 16th St Okeechobee, FL 34974
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(863) 824-3447
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Tarugu is affiliated with Hca Florida Raulerson Hospital Okeechobee, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tarugu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tarugu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tarugu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (863) 824-3447.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Tarugu is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Tarugu is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dysphagia
Heartburn
Esophageal Ulcer
Hiatal Hernia
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High
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Very High
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Tarugu is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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High
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Dr. Tarugu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Tarugu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Medicaid
Amerigroup
Managed Care
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Self Pay
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Tarugu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarugu

4.3

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(2)
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My saving grace! All I can say about Dr. Tarugu and staff. Great group of people, blessed to have them in my life now and will definitely recommend to family and friends...
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
1 person found this helpful
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Tammy Browning – Jul 02, 2020
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As long as your sick .Dont go.Hes only interested in Colonoscopys.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Okeechobee, FL – Jan 12, 2019
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Great doctor , so far my Crohn’s has not acted up and in remission for 6 months
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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Lauren in Port St. Lucie – Feb 11, 2018
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One of the best doctors I have been to. Excellent bed side demeanor, accurate diagnosis and high quality treatment. Highly recommend him to any body seeking treatment for Gastrointestinal conditions.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Rodney in Port St. Lucie – Feb 02, 2018
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Dr. Vikram exceeded my expectations. He was attentive, knowledgeable, and detail oriented. He documented everything I said about my condition and gave me feedback that was not cookie cutter or repetitive. Generally, the wait time was reasonable and the receptionist was friendly. Only been to this office 3 times but each time has been an encouraging experience. I guess that's why I have kept coming back!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Tampa, Florida – Apr 05, 2017
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Dr. Tarugu is the best gastroenterologist I have ever seen in my life . He's very professional, kind and a excellent doctor . He helped me with my gastrointestinal problem so fast and he was very accurate to find a solution for me . I will recommend to everyone who's dealing with hepatitis or gasto problems you will be in the best hands with Dr. tarugu . I wish there could be more doctors like him .
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
3 people found this helpful
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Laura in Lake Worth, FL – Mar 26, 2017
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Recently moved to Okeechobee. Doctor wanted a look for himself even although test were not due. His Colonoscopy and Endoscopy. Immediately referred me to Cleveland Clinic for surgical consult for Barrett's Esophagus. The removed 1/2 of my esophagus and no pre/post chemo. The doctor saved my life from this aggressive cancer. Caught it early and only in my esophagus.
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
7 people found this helpful
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Malabarbob in Okeechobee, FL – Jul 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Patient satisfaction and safety is critical component of practice 

Biography

Dr.Vikram Tarugu is a board certified physician and has received numerous awards.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Our Lady Mercy Hosp
Residency Hospital
2008
University of Mississippi
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Adichunchanagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Telugu

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tarugu has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tarugu frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Tarugu specializes.

Where is Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD's office located?

Dr. Tarugu's office is located at 201 SW 16th St, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Vikram Tarugu, MD speak?

Dr. Tarugu speaks Telugu and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Gastro in Florida

Vikram tarugu MD Pa201 SW 16th St Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Gateway Medical Group

Gateway Medical Group214 NE 19th Dr Okeechobee, FL 34972
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hca Florida Raulerson Hospital

Okeechobee, FL

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)