Dr. David Ruck, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 68

Dr. Ruck
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Pinehurst Anesthesia Associates

35 Memorial Dr Pinehurst, NC 28374

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Dr. David Ruck, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pinehurst, NC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ruck has more experience with Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Duke U, School of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ruck to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ruck

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ruck treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ruck treats other conditions, please contact the office at (910) 715-3370.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Ruck is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
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Dr. Ruck's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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This is the worst doctor I have ever seen. He did not diagnosis me correctly and put me on so many medications I went into a coma for 4 days. He is very hateful and does not listen. He had his mind made up without listening to anything I said. While in the hospital I met patients that refused to even see him.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Ruck has been a consistently awful doctor to deal with. On two separate occasions when a family member has been in the hospital he has REFUSED to communicate, even when legally required, with the family. He is dismissive of concerns about the patient and the safety of the patient and patient's family. He is not safe for his patients or their families and his disregard for others is pathetic. I hope his apathy does not lead to something tragic. How he is still practicing medicine is beyond me
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Franklin, TN – Dec 21, 2016
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Dr. David Ruck, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pinehurst, NC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ruck has...Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


Letterman Amc/Langley Porter
Fellowship Hospital
Letterman Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Letterman Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Duke U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. David Ruck, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ruck frequently treats Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Ruck specializes.

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Dr. Ruck's office is located at 35 Memorial Dr, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ruck is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital

Pinehurst, NC

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)