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Adrienne R. Scruggs, M.D.
Assistant Professor



Adrienne R. Scruggs, M.D.

Adrienne R. Scruggs, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Primary Care Internist
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

UTMB Health Multispecialty Center
Victory Lakes Town Center
2660 Gulf Freeway S., Suite 6
League City, Texas 77573
Ph: 832-505-2250
Fax: 281-337-0816

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.D. 2002 Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN
Internship & Residency 2006 Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX

Overview

Adrienne Scruggs M.D. is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is a native of Oklahoma and graduate of Clear Lake High School in Houston, TX. Her educational background includes BS degree in Biology-PreMedicine from Xavier University of Louisiana and medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She decided to return home to Texas, and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She then served as staff physician at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital prior to joining UTMB in 2013. She has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for providing high-quality, evidence-based care in the areas of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Stroke. She is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Mary Susan Moore Medical Society, American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Artemis Medical Society.

Clinical Interests

  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Obesity
  • Women's Health
  • General Primary Care

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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