Dr. Fred M. Ruefer, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 67

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Hospital Quality

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Eastar Health System Main
300 Rockefeller Drive
Muskogee, OK 74401
Wagoner Community Hospital
1200 West Cherokee Street
Wagoner, OK 74467

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Muskogee Bone and Joint Clinic
Muskogee Bone and Joint Clinic
209 S 36th St
Muskogee, OK 74401
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    Dr. Ruefer's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Excision of Scapular, Clavicle, Ribs, and Sternum
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revisions
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injections
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Tendon Transfer
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    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
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    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Graduated in 1972

    Internship Hospital

    University Ind
    Complete in 1973

    Residency Hospital

    Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Complete in 1979
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Ruefer & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Ruefer's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Eastar Health System Main

    • Wagoner Community Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruefer to family and friends

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    3 responses
    below
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 3 responses
    longer than
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    Experience with Dr. Ruefer
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    3 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    3 responses
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    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    3 responses
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    Muskogee Bone and Joint Clinic
    209 S 36th St
    Muskogee, OK 74401
    (918) 682-7717 (Office)
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