About Dr. Stephen T Cruz MD

Dr. Stephen T Cruz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in De Pere, WI. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. He speaks English.

Dr. Cruz has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen T Cruz is Great. Dr. Stephen T Cruz has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen T Cruz is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions BELLIN HEALTH FAMILY MEDICAL
1800 Lawrence Dr
De Pere, WI 54115

Specialties

Dr. Stephen T Cruz has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Stephen T Cruz has the following 14 expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
  • Immunization
  • Sports Medicine
  • Influenza
  • Depression
  • Gynecology
  • Allergy
  • Diabetes
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Nutritional Support

Board Certifications

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.

Reviews

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Five Stars

The Doctor wasn't very knowledgeable about the mouth area. Went to oral surgeon to find out about fungal problem causing much pain. Parts of physical exam very rushed.

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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Accurate Diagnosis
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Perfunctory at best

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!

Wait time
40 minutes
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Bad day or bad bedside manner?

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.

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60.0 minutes
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Patients' Choice Award

    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.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • University Of Michigan Health System

    Residency

  • Dr. Stephen T Cruz Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Anthem
    • 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 Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Common Ground
    • Common Ground Empower Trilogy
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Network Health Plan
    • Network Health Plan HMO POS
    • Network Health Plan Individual
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • WPS
    • 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.

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BELLIN HEALTH FAMILY MEDICAL, 1800 Lawrence Dr, De Pere, WI
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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