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New name, but the same focus on helping people get better.

Written By APM on May 5, 2022

After 22 years that have flown by, Dr. Tuggle’s goals and heart remain the same. Providing you with the best care and treatment is our #1 priority at Advanced Physical Medicine at Bell District. If you have been with us for a while, you may know us as The Tri Doc, but we are excited to inform you of the growth and new vision of the clinic. While we have been named one of the best Chiropractors in Austin Fit Magazine 7 times in a row, we saw a need that wasn’t being met. There were a few patients slipping through the cracks, and our goal with Advanced Physical Medicine is to be able to treat each of those patients. There is a divide between Eastern medicine including acupuncture and a holistic view and Western medicine which focuses on surgery or intensive medication. Most people choose to focus on one or the other, but with the past years of research and a desire to help more people, Dr. Tuggle decided to integrate the two. 


How can we help and benefit people the most? This is a question that we continually ask ourselves and strive to answer. That is what started the transition from The Tri Doc to Advanced Physical Medicine. The first step was to bring Dr. Cecilia Cervantes onto our team. Dr. Cervantes has been a medical doctor for 33 years, and during the past 20 years, she has focused on researching and studying Functional Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, and Herbalism. She views the practice of medicine from a holistic point of view that has helped us gain a unique edge. She believes fully in the connection between holistic and functional medicine in order to allow your body to heal on its own.


Our goal at Advanced Physical Medicine is to be able to provide your body the full care it needs under one roof. We believe that surgery isn’t the only option and case by case we are able to evaluate what will be the very best fit for you. With this new approach, we look at each person as a unique and individual case, which allows us to create a treatment plan specifically to meet your needs. Advanced Physical Medicine provides you with the care from a Medical Doctor, a Nurse Practitioner, a Chiropractor, Rehabilitation, and more. Our goal is to look at the whole body as one and how each part of the body interacts with the other. 


If you are struggling with chronic back pain, neck, or knee pain, and have been told surgery is your only option, we are here to tell you that it might not be true. We specialize in a wide variety of regenerative medicine and we believe that this is the future of medicine. 


We look forward to helping you and seeing you in the clinic. If you have questions, please call the office at (512)-257-2225 or book online at this website. 


Advanced Physical Medicine at Bell District