Dr. Craig Ruetzel, MD

Dr. Craig Ruetzel, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Craig Ruetzel, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chesapeake, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1988 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, high risk obstetrics, and more.

824 Greenbrier Pkwy Ste 100

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Contact Information

(757) 410-7390

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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Top Care Areas

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Pregnancy Test
very high
more than 94% of peers
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
more than 90% of peers
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Ruetzel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ruetzel "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 what the patient knows and understands is as important for the best outcome as what the doctor knows. For care of the pregnant woman, I believe it is important not to treat pregnancy as an illness. It is a natural, normal process that should not be over "medicalized." At the same time, there are many complications that can arise in any pregnancy and it is important to be on the watch for them so that if any develop (such as premature labor, hypertension,or bleeding), that prompt and appropriate intervention and treatment can be started"
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6  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

57  Conditions Treated

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49  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Gestational Diabetes, 7/7/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruetzel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruetzel to family and friends
25 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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  • 1

Dr. Ruetzel'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 (10)

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....more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Absolutely outstanding!
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