Dr. Deborah Ruark, MD

Dr. Deborah Ruark, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
(19)
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Dr. Deborah Ruark, MD is a breast surgical oncology doctor who practices in Troy, MI. She is 53 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Read her story

44199 Dequindre Rd Ste 509

Troy, MI 48085

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 12 More

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Breast Cancer
high
more than 82% of peers
Cancer
high
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Ruark's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ruark "Dr. Deborah Ruark is a practicing Breast Surgical Oncologist who has dedicated her professional life to helping all patients with breast related issues, in an expert and compassionate manner. She was Breast Fellowship trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ruark "My philosophy in treating and caring for patients with breast problems is to address all aspects of their care including education, physical aspects, and emotional psychological needs.  It is my role to inform patients about their treatment options, and to help guide them in the decision making process, in which they participate as an essential part of the overall plan.  I support an individual's decision once they are aware of the benefits and risks of that decision.  Each recommendation is based on individual needs, and listening to patients helps in determining those needs.  Communication in clear language is given rather than speaking only in medical terminology (i.e. medical jargon).  Expedited care is given in order to reduce overall anxiety and potentially improve patient outcomes.  I treat every patient as I would want to be treated, in a respectful manner with dignity and compassion."

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Specialties

  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
28

Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Breast, Unilateral Giant
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
10

Procedures

  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University Of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Maryland School Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • The Medical Center Of Delaware
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • The Medical Center Of Delaware
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • UMDNJ New Jersey Med Sch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruark has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruark's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruark to family and friends
4.6
based on 19 total reviews
Dr. Ruark's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Ruark accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Better Health of Michigan
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Care Network Advantage
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional POS
    Community Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan POS
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Group Employees PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
    PPOM
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-High
    Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-Standard
    Preferred PPO
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid Assignment
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
    Molina HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
    United Healthcare West
    UnitedHealthCare HSA

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Hospitals where Dr. Ruark has admitting privileges

Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus
3601 W 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus
44201 Dequindre Rd
Troy, MI 48085
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