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About Dr. Stephen T Cruz MD
Dr. Stephen T Cruz has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Stephen T Cruz has the following 14 expertise
- Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
- Sports Medicine
- Weight Loss
- Family Planning
- Nutritional Support
Dr. Stephen T Cruz is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen T Cruz - Posted on November 14th, 2015
Perfunctory at best
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen T Cruz - Posted on January 8th, 2014
I took my mom in to the walk-in clinic on a Sunday morning and Dr. Cruz was on staff that day. I was not impressed. His physical exam was perfunctory at best, and he asked if she had liver or kidney problems 3 times. The answer didn't change from two minutes ago! Evidently he didn't read the RN's charting because he didn't know she was running a fever. Nearly had her hyperventilate in order to get her pulse-ox level up to acceptable levels. Sheesh! He didn't address her chief complaint at all. I wouldn't go to him on an ongoing basis!
Bad day or bad bedside manner?
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephen T Cruz - Posted on July 21st, 2012
I met Dr. Cruz at an immediate care location at the advice of a nurse at Nurse Direct. Dr. Cruz was friendly but he did not listen to what I was telling him. I had a previous injury and wanted to make sure my current pain was typical of that injury. Instead of focusing on that he started over and was trying to eliminate any other possibilities. He formed an immediate diagnosis of acid reflux even though the pain wasn't in the usual location and antacids didn't help. He was busy and left the exam room several times. Once he confused me with another patient. He tried some simple tests which I told him had already been tried and suggested that if I had come at a better time he would have been able to do a complete body scan which would have been very expensive and totally unnecessary. He finally saw that I had been on an antidepressent over five years ago and started talking to me like I was a child. I was insulted. He told me three possible causes for my pain and recommended OTC medications for each of them. All of his "hunches" were incorrect and my original suspicions that it was from the recent injury was correct. I could not get out of the exam room fast enough even though I was still in pain. I will never go to that immediate care again if I know he is the attending physician.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
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Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2017)
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.
26 Years Experience
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
University Of Michigan Health System
Dr. Stephen T Cruz Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
- Anthem WI Blue Priority X Indiv DirectAccess
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Common Ground Empower Trilogy
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Network Health Plan
- Network Health Plan HMO POS
- Network Health Plan Individual
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- WPS Group
More about Dr. Stephen T Cruz
Hello, I'm Stephen Cruz, a family medicine physician for Affinity Medical Group. I'm the father to three boys, which is one of the reasons treating families is so important to me. Building relationships with people of all ages to provide personalized, long-term care is essential in helping them live a healthy lifestyle. I provide care to newborns, children, adolescents and adults. I earned my medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. I served my internal medical internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia and did my residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. Outside of the office I enjoy running, playing basketball, as well as, going up north to fish, boat and swim.
Locations & DirectionsBELLIN HEALTH FAMILY MEDICAL, 1800 Lawrence Dr, De Pere, WI
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