Dr. Maria J. Ruiz, MD
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Dr. Maria J. Ruiz, MD

Pain Medicine | Female

Great Lakes Spine Sports and Pain 1035 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601 Get Directions
(231) 775-9239

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Dr. Ruiz specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Cadillac, MI. She practices at 3 locations.

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitationnull
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    • Disciplinary action in another state
    • Action Taken:Probation
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence
    • Action Taken:Probation
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    • License Reinstatement without Restrictions
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  • Internship Hospital
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    • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
       (7)
    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine

    Board Certifications

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    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Postoperative Pain
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arthritis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Chronic Postoperative Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fracture
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Migraine
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Disorders
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Upper Back Pain

    Procedures Performed

    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Block
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
    • Joint Drainage
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Sanctions

      Dr. Ruiz has received 2 sanctions

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      • Disciplinary action in another state  (6/25/2013)
      • Action Taken: Probation
      • Summary: Dr. Maria Josefa Ruiz; License # MD070473L; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician had a license to practice medicine disciplined by the proper licensing authority of another state. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine placed the physician on indefinite probation and also issued the physician a public reprimand.
      • State: Pennsylvania
      • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (11/16/2011)
      • Action Taken: Probation
      • Summary: Ruiz, Maria Josefa MD License # 4301080281

        Nature of Complaint

        The physician has allegedly engaged in Negligence/Incompetence.

        Action Taken

        The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions has imposed a Fine and placed the physician’s Michigan medical license on Probation with Limitations and Restrictions.

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      • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (11/27/2013)
      • Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
      • Summary: Ruiz, Maria Josefa MD: License # 4301080281: NOVEMBER 27, 2013 –LICENSE REINSTATEMENT: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services has REINSTATED the physician Michigan medical license without limitations or restrictions; related to Probation dated November 16, 2011.
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    Education

    • Medical School
      Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (Pucmm), Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud

      Graduated in 1993

    • Internship Hospital
      Ny Hospital Of Queens

      Completed in 1997

    • Residency Hospital
      Grad Hospital Pmr

      Completed in 2001

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Jeffrey Petersohn MD Pain Care Pc

      Completed in 2002

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Pain Medicine
    • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
    • Sanctions found
    • Board actions found
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    Dr. Ruiz's Office & Staff

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Ruiz

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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients