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Carol Tunney, M.D.

Dr. Tunney, originally from Ireland studied medicine at University College Dublin, Ireland. Subsequently she completed her Family Medicine residency training in Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. An active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Tunney enjoys practicing full spectrum Family Medicine seeing patients of all ages from newborn babies to the elderly. Her areas of special interest include pediatrics, women’s health and thyroid dysfunction.

Dr. Tunney is committed to serving the needs of her patients while actively promoting their health and wellbeing. With a passion for patient education, she enjoys spending time with her patients, taking the time to explain their diagnosis and treatment plan in detail ensuring they understand the plan and are in control of their own healthcare.

Dr. Tunney is looking forward to becoming an active member of the community and getting to know her patients well, allowing her to develop long lasting relationships.

Dr. Tunney is very much looking forward to becoming a part of Newport Family Medicine’s Team.

Honors & Awards:

  • Dr. Tunney was honored by the Minnesota Academy of Family physicians in 2013 and was named the “Resident Physician of the Year”
  • She also received an award from STFM (Society of Teachers in Family Medicine) recognizing her commitment to education and teaching of medicine.


Dr. Tunney is originally from Ireland and met her husband-a Southern California native during medical school in Dublin. Dr. Tunney has two young boys - Sean who is 3 years old and Liam who is three months old who keep her very busy! She enjoys being outdoors with her family- enjoying the local parks, beaches and mountains of Southern California. Dr. Tunney still returns to Ireland regularly and really enjoys her trips there! Dr. Tunney is also an avid running and yoga enthusiast and also enjoys cooking and photography.


To see which insurance plans Dr. Tunney accepts, please visit our insurance page.

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