Roy Tinguely, MD

Dr. Roy Tinguely is a board certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received his Bachelor in Science from the University of Notre Dame and went on to obtain his Medical Doctorate from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Tinguely continued at U.N.D. Department of Surgery to complete his residency in general surgery.

Dr. Tinguely has practiced rurally for over 20 years in Iowa. At Ft. Madison Community Hospital he has served as Chief of Surgery, Trauma Service Medical Director, a member of Medical Executive Committee, and Wound Clinic Medical Director. He also spent time as a mentor for Des Moines University Medical School, and as a CRISP mentor for University of Iowa School of Medicine.

Most recently Dr. Tinguely opened Rural Surgical Relief, a private practice that served rural communities in North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.

As a child, Dr. Tinguely would frequent Colorado, and the allure of the San Juan mountains has brought him to the region where he has envisioned finishing his career. Dr. Tinguely brings with him to Pagosa his wife, Debbie, and they enjoy their lives in the adventure-filled Southwest.

The Tinguely have five children, with the youngest son heading to Iowa State in the fall. They also have a daughter who will be a senior in college at ISU, studying Psychology, another daughter who is attending the Butler University Physician Assistant program, and his oldest daughter who is working for Moglea in Iowa, and a son in the Physics graduate school at MIT in Boston. Dr. Tinguely is looking forward to introducing his kids to the immense beauty that surrounds the Pagosa Springs area.

Dr. Tinguely admits that it was a combination of the beauty of the area and the quality and enthusiasm of the PSMC team that made providing healthcare to the region an easy decision.

Dr. Tinguely practices the broad range of general surgery at Pagosa Springs Medical Center.

For a list of services provided by Dr. Tinguely, please see the PSMC General Surgery page.