Dr. Deborah Ruark, MD

Dr. Deborah Ruark, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Deborah Ruark, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in Troy, MI and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from University of Maryland School Medicine in 1984 and specializes in breast surgical oncology, breast oncology, and more.Read her story

44199 Dequindre Rd Ste 612

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)
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Breast Diseases
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more than 98% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 82% of peers
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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3  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

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University of Maryland School Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Christiana Care Health System (The Medical Center of Delaware)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Christiana Care Health System (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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Deborah Ruark, MD
Dr. Ruark is an incredible Breast Surgeon. She is diligent and took the time to educate me so I can gain a better understanding of my treatment. I would recommend her and the Breast Care Center.
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