Dr. Ronald Tuttelman MD Florida Gynecology
A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena, which impresses him, like a fairy tale. -Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)
He was in 3rd grade and John F. Kennedy was running for President. Captivated and inspired, one night in the midst of a Presidential speech, Ronald Tuttelman announced to his mother that he wanted to be President when he grew-up. While his mother agreed it was an admirable goal, she suggested he might want to consider alternative paths, just in case. It was at that moment Ronald realized he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. He aimed high. A man of science with a love for people, becoming a doctor was more of a calling than a decision.
As a young boy growing up in New York City, Ronald had great admiration for the individuals pushing themselves to achieve more - unfulfilled and dissatisfied with being mediocre. His deep-rooted ambition to help others led to his graduating from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1976 and becoming Dr. Ronald M. Tuttelman. During his residency, two attending physicians were particularly influential in shaping his professional moral fiber. As an eager resident, he was mesmerized by their passion for teaching, their professional demeanor, and their resolve during crisis. Their approach to medicine was the quintessence of the kind of doctor Ronald was determined to become.
Craving a change of scenery, Dr. Tuttelman was ready to relocate somewhere with a greater sense of community and a small town atmosphere. So, on the 4th of July weekend in 1980, Dr. Tuttelman traveled to south Florida.
During his transformation from New Yorker to Floridian, he became fascinated with the local trees, researched the nutrients necessary for their growth, and began growing them. His passion for trees is much like his passion for medicine; he thrives on the miracle of life and the unique challenges each stage presents.
Lured by the constant evolutions in medicine, he searches for the next advancements that enables him to take his practice to the next level. In fact, Dr. Tuttelman is one of very few physicians credentialed to perform the “Da Vinci Robot” surgery. Delivering the best care possible remains intensely personal. The moments when a patient stops him and introduces him to the baby boy he once delivered - now a young adult standing before him - or the opportunity to treat three generations of women from the same family, brings him a sense of satisfaction that goes beyond words. A few years back he received an anonymous out-of-state letter containing photos of two teenage girls and their report cards. The letter read, “Look at what you delivered. Thank you.” It seems everywhere he goes, he encounters words of thank and sincere embraces from women he has helped; lives he has forever touched.
He takes time. Want an OB/GYN who makes you feel more like family and not a number? Dr. Tuttelman gets to know his patients, answers their questions, and provides explanations. It’s important to him his patients never feel as though they are being shuffled about and he dedicates the time necessary to deliver the highest standard of care. One patient was quoted as saying, “Dr Tuttelman is one of the best doctors I’ve had so far. He is a great listener and has a highly analytical approach to treating his patients. He is a great surgeon and always explains each step to me. I am blessed to have found him.” Another stated, “He made my first pregnancy trouble free. I feel he treated me with respect, was honest, knowledgeable, to the point, and always made himself available if I needed to ask a question.”
Although often using humor to take the edge off a tense situation, he remains a consummate professional - prudent, diligent, and always aware of the sensitivity his specialty commands.
A passionate man, highly involved with his patients and his family, he lives a blessed life. He is father to two amazing children, married to a wonderful woman, and is exactly the doctor he started out to become. Sure, he may be a bit of a workaholic, and scrubs are his outfit of choice, but it’s driven from his enthusiasm for medicine. His son was once asked if he wanted to become a doctor like his pop and he replied, “No, I don’t want to work that hard. He gets called in the middle of the night, works holidays, AND weekends.” Dr. Tuttelman disagrees. He doesn’t consider being a doctor “work”; he is pursuing his calling, living his dream, and impacting his patients’ lives in ways most people only dream of.
Dr. Ronald Tuttelman MD
1880 E. Commercial Blvd. Suite 4
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308