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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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569 doctors
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569 doctors
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284 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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44 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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47 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 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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409 doctors
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410 doctors
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204 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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176 doctors
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175 doctors
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87 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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222 doctors
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221 doctors
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110 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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187 doctors
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186 doctors
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93 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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172 doctors
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172 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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384 doctors
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383 doctors
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191 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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565 doctors
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566 doctors
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282 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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585 doctors
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585 doctors
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292 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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455 doctors
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455 doctors
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227 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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29 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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528 doctors
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528 doctors
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264 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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461 doctors
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461 doctors
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230 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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656 doctors
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656 doctors
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327 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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119 doctors
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119 doctors
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59 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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372 doctors
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372 doctors
Top 5%
185 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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375 doctors
Top 15%
375 doctors
Top 5%
187 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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100 doctors
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101 doctors
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50 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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354 doctors
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355 doctors
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177 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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136 doctors
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135 doctors
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67 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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251 doctors
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251 doctors
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125 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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288 doctors
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288 doctors
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143 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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110 doctors
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110 doctors
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55 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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72 doctors
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72 doctors
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36 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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28 doctors
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28 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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346 doctors
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347 doctors
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173 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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227 doctors
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228 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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241 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.

Office
4200 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
716 miles away
  • Spanish

Reviews

Credentials
  • Howard University College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2005

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Southern Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • South Fulton Medical Center Breast Health Center
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • 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