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Dr. Craig Ruetzel, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Ruetzel

Dr. Craig Ruetzel, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chesapeake, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1988 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, high risk obstetrics, and more.


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(757) 410-7390

Dr. Ruetzel accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Humana
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Medicaid
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Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Richmond, and the Roanoke Areas of Virginia HMO-High
Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Richmond, and the Roanoke Areas of Virginia HMO-Standard
Principal Financial Group
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UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ruetzel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruetzel treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Ruetzel treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
Pregnancy Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruetzel performs Pregnancy Test more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Ruetzel performs this procedure more than 68% of his peers

Atrophic Vaginitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruetzel treats Atrophic Vaginitis more than 67% of his peers

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

Dr. Ruetzel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Repair Surgery
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cesarean Hysterectomy
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Eclampsia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genital Warts
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysterectomy, Robotic-Assisted
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • In-Office Endometrial Ablation
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Multiple Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • NovaSure® Ablation
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thermachoice® Ablation
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in empowering patients through knowledge. I try to give them the information to allow them to truly know what is going on, the consequences of the condition, and the risks and benefits of the different treatment options available. Often wha...

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • High Risk Obstetrics

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Wake Forest School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1989
Bowman Gray School Med/Nc Bapt Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1982
Duke University
Undergraduate School
1992
1989
1988
1982

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Gestational Diabetes, 7/7/2011

Dr. Ruetzel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruetzel

3.9

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
65.51724137931035%
(19)
4 Stars
10.344827586206897%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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(0)
1 Star
24.137931034482758%
(7)

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Horrible birthing experience particularly due to his actions. Otherwise, he’s alright. He’s fine to talk to, but I wouldn’t recommend him as a doctor.
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Excellent staff, no wait and he listened and answered all my questions without feeling rushed or brushed aside. Highly recommend!
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I would NOT recommend for GYN issues. He appears to do better with Obstetrics. He misdiagnosed me. Told me I was "a mess inside and a liability". Told me I had vaginal thinning and it is normal. Told me my vaginal cuff was damaged and it is normal. Told me incorrect information about my past and insisted that the previous doctor there did my hysterectomy- but he found out he was wrong after he got up and left the exam room to look at my chart again. His staff is very nice though.
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So I have to give back story for anyone to truly understand how amazing & a blessing Dr. Ruetzel is... I was all alone & having a rough 1st time pregnancy (husband tied up in immigration on other side of the world). I was desperate to find a new Doctor at 7 months pregnant. No one would help me. Dr. Ruetzel personally called me back within 30 minutes of leaving a message with the delightful secretary. He had me come in the next day! I told him my situation & I felt his whole team take me as fam
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I was charged a Copay for 8 months of my pregnancy and once I switched provides for the last couple of weeks of pregnancy I came to find out that I had $0 Copay. I was as well due for a glucose test but had family in town from out of state. I rescheduled for three weeks later and I was told pretty much that I was irresponsible because the glucose test has to be within a certain time frame. I was not aware and nor did anyone discuss the importance with me of this testing.
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I have been seeing Dr. Ruetzel for a few months for my pregnancy! He has always been very professional and made me feel very comfortable at appointments! He never makes me feel rushed when i ask a ton of questions! I was worried when I as spotting one weekend and he gave me his cell # and told me to check in with him! I feel in great hands with him delivering my baby! I recommend him to all of my friends!
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My experience with Dr. Ruetzel at first was great and I thought that I was at the right place. I then went in for a follow up and was treated really poorly. First off his first thing he says to me is "What are you doing here?" not Hi How are you? and then he did my follow up in the hallway yes the hallway and in a rush. I was suppose to come back and after some consideration I decided that I do not have to be treated that way and am searching for a new doctor who may actually say Hi to me.
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Absolutely outstanding!
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Doctor was great, he is friendly and makes you feel comfortable before starting the exam. He introduced himself and then asks patient to give him background for better understanding. I LOVED THE FACT THAT IN THE EXAM ROOM... THEY PROVIDED YOU WITH A WARM, COZY BLANKET WHILE WAITING!!! KUDOS!!!.
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Dr. Ruetzel took over my retiring doctor's practice. I was a bit nervous about the appointment, but everyone was very kind, and Dr. Ruetzel was wonderful. He took time to talk about my issues, was very personable, and by the end of the appointment, I knew that I had the right doctor.
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This man is Absolutely amazing.
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He seemed very caring, patient and compassionate. Listened to me and didn't rush me through like other doctors have done in the past. Glad i went and would recommend him highly.
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The staff at this office are absolutely amazing. Dr. Ruetzel is extremely competent,kind,caring,and knowledgeable. I felt completely at ease with Dr. Ruetzel. He spend time getting to know me and my medical history. I highly recommend Dr. Ruetzel to any patient looking for an excellent obstetrician/gynecologist.
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