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Russell Tigges, MD

Located In

Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Rhinebeck


Dr. Russell Tigges is Board Certified in Orthopedics and Joint Replacement. He completed a dual Fellowship in Total Joint Replacement at Massachusetts General Hospital and Aufranc Reconstruction at New England Baptist Hospital, Massachusetts. He specializes in hip/knee replacement surgery with expertise in tissue-sparing techniques. He is a past president of the medical staff at Northern Dutchess Hospital, and a member of the American Assocation of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Tigges is also a Crossfit Level 2 instructor and an avid Pickleball player.

  • Commercial Plans
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem / BCBS (Non-NY)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
  • Commercial, CHP, Exchange, Medicare HMO & PPO
Cigna / Great West
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
  • Commercial (including Exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold/Reserve
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Commercial and Exchange (except for connection and connection exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
  • Medicare, Medicaid, CHP, Exchange, Essential

  • Exchange, Individual, Essential Plans
New York Medicare

New York State Health Insurance Program
  • Empire Plan
New York State Workers Compensation

No Fault

TriCare East- Humana Military

United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare
United Healthcare Oxford
  • Oxford Commercial Liberty, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Metro Plan

Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County (OADC) accepts most major insurance plans. Please see the list of accepted insurance plans below and confirm that OADC participates with your plan prior to scheduling an appointment. If you have additional questions, please call our offices at (844) 982-0241 and our team will be happy to provide additional information.


Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, Medford, MA


Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member
  • Arthritis Foundation of New York
  • Dutchess County Medical Society
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH), Past Medical Staff President
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH), Past Chairman of Surgery
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Health Alliance of Hudson Valley Mary’s Avenue
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Ambulatory Surgery Center Affiliations
  • The Surgery Center at Orthopedic Associates (SCOA)

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2023-Present
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