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Karleena Tuggle, MD

Dr. Tuggle is a general surgeon in the Atlanta area. She is affiliated with Southern Regional Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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561 doctors
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560 doctors
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280 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more indigestion patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more hiatal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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405 doctors
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405 doctors
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202 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more obesity patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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172 doctors
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171 doctors
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85 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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219 doctors
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219 doctors
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109 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more sleep apnea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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185 doctors
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186 doctors
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92 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more sleep disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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170 doctors
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170 doctors
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85 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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376 doctors
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376 doctors
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188 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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558 doctors
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558 doctors
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278 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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578 doctors
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578 doctors
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288 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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449 doctors
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450 doctors
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224 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more anemia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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58 doctors
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58 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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522 doctors
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522 doctors
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261 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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456 doctors
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455 doctors
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227 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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647 doctors
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647 doctors
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323 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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118 doctors
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118 doctors
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58 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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366 doctors
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365 doctors
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182 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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369 doctors
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368 doctors
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184 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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99 doctors
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99 doctors
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49 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw gastritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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134 doctors
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134 doctors
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66 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw dehydration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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350 doctors
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349 doctors
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174 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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248 doctors
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248 doctors
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123 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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286 doctors
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286 doctors
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142 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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107 doctors
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107 doctors
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53 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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71 doctors
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71 doctors
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35 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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27 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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342 doctors
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342 doctors
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170 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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228 doctors
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227 doctors
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113 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw stroke patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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242 doctors
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241 doctors
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120 doctors
Dr. Tuggle saw cerebrovascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Tuggle’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
43%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

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

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Tuggle’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Tuggle’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Tuggle’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Tuggle’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery 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.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Tuggle’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Tuggle 95%
Predicted for her patients 68%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

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

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Tuggle’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Tuggle’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Tuggle’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Tuggle’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery 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.

Locations

Dr. Tuggle sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

4200 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
716 miles away

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Credentials
  • Howard University College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2005

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Southern Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center South Breast Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield