Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD

Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD is a cardiology specialist in Lafayette, LA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Central University of Venezuela / Jose Maria Vargas School of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in cardiology, internal medicine, and more.

443 Heymann Blvd Ste B

Lafayette, LA 70503

Contact Information

(337) 289-8429

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ruiz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hypertension
very high
more than 98% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Ruiz'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. Ruiz "Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality cardiovascular care available. We pledge ourselves to technological superiority, to assure the best means of diagnosis and treatment; Research, so that our experience and commitment help create the next generation of techniques and technologies; compassion, to keep the goal of achieving the best possible medical results with the least possible discomfort; and communication, of our respectful appreciation for our patients as fellow beings who have honored us with their trust in our abilities and humanity."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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16  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Central U Of Venezuela
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Central University of Venezuela / Jose Maria Vargas School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Hospital Of St Raphael/Yale University School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Hospital Of St Raphael/Yale University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Tulane University School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruiz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruiz's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruiz to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Ruiz'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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

The whole tenor of this doctor and his staff is one of surliness. There are a few staff members who are professional and appropriate, but the overall ambiance is quite dysfunctional.
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I had a frightening experierce and had to go to the emergency room. I did not have a cardiologist so LGMC scheduled me with Dr Ruiz. He was extremely reassuring and kind. His staff took care of all the subsequent appointments (test) that I needed. They were also very kind and accommodating. I...more
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I was impressed with Dr. Ruiz when he saw my daughter. He was very personable and pleasant. He asked health questions and answered our questions. He asked again if there were any concerns before we left the room. He shook our hands and smiled and said to "Call if we have any questions or...more
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I had my first meeting with Dr. Ruiz today as a follow up to a stress test that my physician requested I have. He was very friendly and seemed knowledgeable. I have no complaint with him although I wanted close to 30 min in the exam room for him to see me. All CIS staff were friendly but I would...more
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