Tammy Pruse, D.O.

Dr. Pruse is a board-certified family medicine physician who has served throughout the Gulf Coast for over eight years. She now provides compassionate care for families at her office conveniently located inside Baptist Medical Park - Nine Mile alongside Dr. Thiele. She currently is accepting new patients of all ages including children ages 5+.

Medical Education

Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Residency

Chief Resident, Florida Hospital East Orlando
Orlando, FL

Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine

Society Memberships  

American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Additional Information  

To learn more about Dr. Pruse and her services, please visit her practice page > Baptist Medical Group Family Medicine - Medical Park Nine Mile.

Meet your Doctor

What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I wanted to be a doctor ever since I was 5 years old. I always wanted to help people and loved learning about the human body. 

What is something about you that only your patients would know?
I treat patients as if they were a family member. I’ve always been told by patients that they feel like they’re talking to a long-time friend and can tell me anything.

How would a patient describe you?
Caring physician.

What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
A patient brought me flowers and waited for me to finish seeing my last patients to give me a hug for saving her life and diagnosing her with cancer.

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Trust.

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
A caring physician who will stop at nothing to find out what is wrong with them.

What are your top priorities with every patient you see? 
Addressing their needs.

Is there anything more or extra you would like prospective patients to know about you?
I run my office so each patient’s needs are met. I always try to run on time because I know my patient’s time is just as important as mine.

Patient Stories

Dr. Pruse is the family physician for both my mother and my sister. They both love her! She is soon to be my doctor also, as I have an appointment for a new patient visit on this coming Monday. Pruse has a kind, caring way about her, and she is VERY thorough. She provides excellent care to my sister, who has dementia, possibly from a traumatic brain injury, has little "seizures" frequently, and has Parkinson's disease. She is very intuitive when it comes to my sister, which you have to be because she is seldom able to communicate her needs. It has been a challenge for my mother and I to be the caregivers for my sister, as it has been difficult to see the real "Sissy," who was always extremely outgoing and vivacious, dwindle to a quiet, sullen shell of the woman she used to be. I really miss my big Sis! But, we know that "all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose," which we all truly believe. Dr. Pruse doesn't know this yet, but she literally saved my mom's life. My mom has had pain in her abdomen, in varying degrees, since her total vaginal hysterectomy in 1975. She had been told by another doctor that she had an "ovarian cyst," which she believed was impossible because she had all that removed 38 years prior. Dr. Pruse referred her to Dr. Schneider, OB/GYN, who checked things out, and then referred her to Dr. Robert Rubey for surgery. Dr. Rubey has been my mom's surgeon for years, performing both a parathyroidectomy and breast lumpectomy procedures. Dr. Rubey consulted with Dr. William Pickens regarding my mom's cardiac status (she has a heart murmur, cardiomegaly, and two stents, as well as a "bad valve" which causes her problems, and may eventually need to be replaced. They originally planned my mom's surgery as an outpatient procedure for last Tuesday, but Dr. Pickens wanted my mom to be monitored while receiving the bowel prep (which was quite tedious, to say the least), so that her fluid balance could be watched, giving her IV fluids at the same time as the prep, in order not to affect her cardiac function in a negative way. So, they admitted her last Monday, with surgery planned for Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. She made it through the night, with some difficulty, and was prepped for surgery, in good spirits, sure that they would just have to do a laparoscopy, the minimally invasive procedure with 3 small incisions, and she would be released to go home that afternoon. However, once the surgery began, while I and my mom's best friend, my "adopted" brother, and several of my mom's dear missionary friends anxiously waited in the surgery waiting room to hear of her outcome, we tried to relax and trust the Lord for her safety and the surgeon's skill. They called us to let us know they were beginning the procedure and would keep us updated as to her status. About 2 hours later, they called me and said she was in recovery and Dr. Rubey wanted to meet with me. Dr. Rubey said they ended up having to do an exploratory laparotomy (a big, open incision) in order to remove a football-sized OVARIAN cyst, as well as remove her other OVARY, and her Fallopian tubes. Dr. Rubey informed me that evidently, back in 1975, only her uterus had been removed. My mom had a heart attack during the surgery, and evidently the doctor never finished the procedure, but told her she did. So, my mom has suffered with pain in her back, her abdomen and pelvis, slight bladder incontinence, and bloating (which always felt like gas) in her abdomen which was quite painful at times, for 38 years because of this doctor's "mistake." I can only thank God that I am not going to be the Judge of this lady, and that He is the One who will judge her for her actions. I don't think I would be very merciful. If the cyst had burst, it could have killed her. Also, Dr. Rubey said that they had to "SCRAPE" her pelvis because the female organs were so embedded. He believes this is what caused her breast cancer, necessitating the lumpectomies (I believe there were 7 in total) several years ago. Needless to say, I am so thankful to God, to Dr. Pruse, Dr. Schneider, and Dr. Rubey for saving my mom's life and offering her a better quality of life during her "Golden Years." I will forever be in their debt. God bless you. I hope this has touched your heart and shown you that God truly has His hand on His children, not only guiding us and directing us, but protecting and preserving us, even until the day of His Glorious Appearing. Praise the Lord God Almighty! That's all I can say at this point. I can only sing His praises and testify what He has done for my family. Thank you, God, for your many blessings and your tender loving care of your unworthy, sinful but sanctified children. May God richly bless you, in preparation for His kingdom!

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