Westside Family Practice

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Richard J. Tushla, m.d.

Richard j. Tushla, M.d.

Dr. Richard Tushla always a smile.


Born and raised in my father's small hospital / home in Auburn, Nebraska. Played Freshman Basketball and Varsity Baseball at the University of Notre Dame. Then back to Omaha, Nebraska for Medical School. Internships and Residencies in San Jose and Ventura, California, followed by U.S. Army in Europe for three years.

I have been practicing in Ventura County since September of 1973. My father, brother, and three nephews (including Michael) are or were physicians.

I have been a Charter Member of the American Board of Family Practice since 1972 and have re-certified six times. I served as the Chief of Staff at Santa Paula Memorial Hospital. I was President of the Ventura County Medical Society. I was also a California Medical Association Delegate, one of six Delegates from Ventura County from 1978 to 1987. I have been the fortunate College Physician for Thomas Aquinas College since 1978.

Connie and I have two grown children.