Doctor Vikram Tarugu
is a skillful, compassionate and knowledgeable board certified Gastroenterologist whose practice is currently accepting new patients!
Patients’ Choice Award
(Awarded in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014)
This award reflects the difference a particular physician has made in his or her patients’ lives. This is awarded only to physicians who have received near perfect overall scores from their patients. This award is granted to the Best Gastroenterologist in the USA.
On-Time Doctor Award
(Awarded in 2014 and 2016)
This award is bestowed upon doctors that have near perfect scores, as rated by their patients, for their timeliness to appointments. Wait time to see Dr. Tarugu is generally less than twenty minutes.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(Awarded in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016)
This award is granted to physicians who have near perfect scores for their overall and bedside manner, as rated by their patients. It is given to physicians who treat their patients with the upmost kindness, understanding and care. This award is bestowed upon very few GI doctors in USA.
BEST GASTROENTEROLOGIST IN FLORIDA
FLORIDA DIGESTIVE HEALTH SPECIALIST
I specialize in performing complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Frequent Reasons of Visit
The most frequent reasons that patients from throughout Florida visit my center include:
A colonoscopy is a medical outpatient procedure that lets the gastroenterologist visually examine the lining of your large intestine from the inside. A colonoscopy is typically performed to test for colon cancer and to check for pre-cancerous polyps, which can be removed at the same time.
GERD & HEARTBURN
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD, is a medical condition in which the acidic juices in your stomach splash back into your esophagus, irritating the esophageal lining. This burning sensation referred to as heartburn.
Hemorrhoids are veins around the anus or lower rectum that have become swollen and inflamed and are extremely common in men and women. Hemorrhoids can happen either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. Hemorrhoids are usually caused from straining.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress.
Upper endoscopy helps gastroenterologists find the source of symptoms such as upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing. It’s also the best test to find the cause of bleeding from your upper gastrointestinal tract.
As a trained Gastroenterologist, I am familiar with the signs and treatment options of hemorrhoids including laser hemorrhoid removal. Using the such treatments, I have treated countless patients successfully.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- AvMed Health Open Access
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
- BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
- BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
- Blue Shield California PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- Coventry Florida – Employer Group HMO/Open Access
- Coventry Florida – Employer Group PPO
- Great West PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
- Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- United – River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
- United Healthcare – Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare – Direct Options PPO
- Humana Medicare
- Humana Medicaid
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
Would you like to contact the Doctor for any query or appointment? Please use the form below to send a message or feel free to dial.
Mon-Fri 5am – 11pm
Sat-Sun 3am – 8am
201 SW 16th St.
Okeechobee, Fl 34974