Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD

Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 67

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(847) 260-7897

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Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Grayslake, IL and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ruff to book an appointment.


Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

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(847) 260-7897
Grayslake Outpatient Center1475 E Belvidere Rd Ste 185 Grayslake, IL 60030
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Pavilion C900 N Westmoreland Rd Ste Ll84 Lake Forest, IL 60045
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  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Ruff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruff

3.2

Based on 25 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (20)
  • Staff friendliness (18)
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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Best Ophthalmologist. My son and I have seen him, and he was nothing but reassuring. He was friendlier than my husband's ophthalmologist. The staff at the Northwestern in Grayslake have always been my favorite.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 06, 2020
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Dr Bradley Ruff,,, you are speaking of one of the most outstanding ophthalmologists and cataract surgeons in the nation. I have worked in medicine for 40 years delivering babies.the best place to get advice on a good physician surgeon or otherwise are the nurses who work in the OR with these men and women. Every or nurse I spoke with either went to or gave advice to use D.R. Bradley Ruff. He is compassionate he is consistent he is an expert technician at his craft. 15 years after he did my cataracts and my lens implants I have 20/20 vision and no need for any type of glasses and my eyes and retinas are perfect. there is no better ophthalmologist in the North shore or probably in the northern hemisphere as far as I'm concerned.his explanations will be at the level that you can understand since I'm in medicine I got very in-depth explanations which I truly appreciate. Thank you Dr Ruff, for your excellent service to humanity and all those who come to you, Blessings , Anita Rolih
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Anita Rolih – Oct 29, 2020
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Dr. Ruff was rough. And at the time was the only ophthalmologist in my area covered by my insurance. I went in for my annual eye exam. And he was pissed that I wasted his time with coming to him for a plain eye exam. He was mad. Very unprofessional. Told him I’d report him to northwestern, because they wouldn’t want their physicians treating their patients that way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Beverly – Sep 17, 2020
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Dr. Ruff is a dismissive, rude, unprofessional physician. I visited Dr. Ruff to examine a cyst that formed on my eyelid which was causing blurriness and dry eye. He dismissed my concerns, downplayed the severity of my symptoms, and tried to suggest “Some people have a bump for the rest of their lives. It will cause blurriness and lubrication problems but won’t hurt your vision” as an appropriate treatment strategy. I waited a month for this appointment for Dr. Ruff to basically tell me to “get over it.” I won't be returning. He treated me like an inconvenience and failed to care for me as a patient.
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May 23, 2020
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Dr Ruffs bedside manner as something to be desired. I had cataract surgery for mono vision and was told I would not need to wear glasses. After surgery and final check up I asked about the cloudiness he said to me “you got what you asked for”. At that point he couldn’t wait to get me out of the office. I am now getting a second opinion. If I drive with my right eye closed. I wouldn’t recommend him ever
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Karen Ashley in Gurnee, IL – Jun 21, 2019
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Dr. Ruff’s bedside manner left much to be desired. He was rather dismissive of my condition and my eye has gotten worse since I’ve seen him. He put me on a medication that my internist thought was not a good choice given its many side effects and the questionable impact it would effect. I’m seeing another doctor today hopefully to get condition I came in for properly treated. I would not recommend this doctor to anybody. His technical assistant, however, was wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Northwest Suburbs – Jul 09, 2018
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Stay away from this Doctor. I was in the process of moving to a small town without any ophthalmologists and made an appointment with Dr. Ruff before moving to see if I needed cataract surgery. Dr. Ruff was like a car salesman telling me that I should have cataract surgery now. He promised my vision would be greatly improved and that I would be able to see the tennis ball much better; not with Dr. Ruff incompetence. His lack of skill made my vision significantly worse than before the surgery.
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What could be improved
No results
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Jan 08, 2018
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I have been Dr Ruff's patient for over 20 years. My husband and 3 sons are too. We have all had excellent care and understanding from him and his staff. We are thankful to be in his capable hands.
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Sharon Stavropoulos in Wilmette, IL – Oct 12, 2016
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I felt he gave me a fair amt of time and explained everything. I hesitate to return because of his office staff. They were incredibly rude and unprofessional from the start. The staff made the ov that more stressful. I was quoted one price over the phone and it doubled at ov. I was in shock since it is all out of pocket (and I'm on a fixed income). When I saw the dr I was still stunned and forgot to ask questions. Mistakes happen; how it's handled shows their lack of competency/professionalism.
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shocket in North Chicago, IL – Aug 24, 2016
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I scheduled an appointment after a car accident. I was concerned about my eye health after a blow from the airbags left me with two black eyes. Dr Ruff was very kind and professional as was his staff and even with the construction at the hospital his office was easily accessible.
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KB in Gurnee, IL – Aug 21, 2016
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If you could give zero stars that would be more appropriate. My daughter was sent to see Dr Ruff by an urgent care center. She is in the middle of an autoimmune reaction with her eye. She saw another doctor who was not in his office. Her pain was a 10 and moving to other parts of her eye. Dr was extremely rude. Dismissed her without any assistance with her pain or further examination of possible additional reasons for her pain. Find someone else
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Algonquin, IL – Jul 28, 2016
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Dr. Ruff explained to me that most of his patients had 'real' medical issues. From this I inferred he felt I was wasting his time. He complained his office staff had 'squeezed me in' for no reason. I received a referral from my internist, called to make an appointment. I am not responsible for his admin staff, nor knowledgable of their inner workings. After examining my eyes, he said that my issue was common with 'my rosacea'. I don't have rosacea. His tone, and actions were condescending.
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HW in Lake Forest, IL – Jul 19, 2016
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Did not take care of problem and almost lost sight in my good eye! Wheaton Eye Clinc saved the day and my sight!
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Ken Sparky in Antioch Illinois – Feb 21, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ruff's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruff treats Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Ruff treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruff treats Eyelid Disorders more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Ruff treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruff treats Retina Diseases more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Ruff treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Ruff's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Over the past 20 years in practice, I’ve been blessed with the privilege of participating in the miracle of ever improving technology. It’s...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

1984
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (847) 260-7897, and for other questions, call (847) 535-6440.

Does Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ruff has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ruff frequently treats Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Eyelid Disorders, and Retina Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ruff treats.

Where is Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD's office located?

Dr. Ruff's office is located at 1475 E Belvidere Rd Ste 185, Grayslake, IL 60030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)