Dr. Andrew Ruthberg, MD

Dr. Andrew Ruthberg, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Andrew Ruthberg, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in rheumatology.

University Rheumatologists

1611 W Harrison St Ste 510

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
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more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ruthberg "I think I can say I've witnessed a revolution. When I finished my program, standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis was something called injectable gold. In the 1980's a product called methotrexate became very popular. Around 1999 a whole group of new drugs that might be called biological drugs suddenly became available. So there have been huge steps forward. There are just more and more opportunities to get a better and better result than was the case in 1981 or so when I first entered the field. I think that for a lot of people with an illness like rheumatoid arthritis, their rheumatologist becomes, really, their most important doctor. There are still a few people, going back 30 years, who I still exchange a Christmas card or a birthday card with and maybe even occasionally get to talk on the phone. So those relationships can last for a long time."
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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

75  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Suny Downstate Brooklyn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Suny Downstate Brooklyn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Brown U/Roger Williams
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruthberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruthberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruthberg to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Ruthberg's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I am sure the guy is knowledgeable but when he saw that I had nothing auto immune going on he was dismissive and rude. I asked him why I was in so much pain and he shrugged and said he had no answers for me. I went instead to a physical medicine doctor who diagnosed me with Ehlers Danlos and found...more
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I have only seen Dr. Ruthberg once so far but out of the six Rheumatologists I have seen since 1997, he is pretty thorough and seems interested in cause and solution. We'll see how my next appointment goes!
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been taking care of me for several years one of the best i have ever seen.
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I deeply regret the day I met this man.
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