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About Dr. Richard J Ruskin

Dr. Richard J Ruskin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Mesa, AZ. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Ruskin is affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center. Dr. Ruskin has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

45 Ratings with 27 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard J Ruskin is Excellent. Dr. Richard J Ruskin has been rated by 45 patients. From those 45 patients 27 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard J Ruskin is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Desert Pain Institute

6309 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
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Specialties

Dr. Richard J Ruskin has the following 3 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain

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Reviews

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Five Stars

The doctor got me in promptly and was able to help me and I am now back to being to myself.

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Five Stars

Excellent professional care. I would definitely recommend this clinic to others.

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Five Stars

Staff was very friendly and informative. Saw provider before appt. time, so no long wait.

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Five Stars

What a caring, upbeat office. I've never had to wait past my appointment time. The flow of the office is one of the best I've ever seen. Dr Ruskin is very knowledgeable, professional and has a great sense of humor. Thank you to Dr Ruskin, and to your staff at the Surgery Center.

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Five Stars

I was very satisfied with my appt. I would highly recommend Dr. Ruskin . Was in a lot of pain and he got me in the day for a cortisone shot. Thank you

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Ruskin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of Arizona College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • University Of Florida Health

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard J Ruskin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Desert Pain Institute, 6309 E Baywood Ave, Mesa, AZ
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