Dr. Michael Ruchim, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 68

Gastroenterology

Dr. Michael Ruchim, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1979. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Ruchim, MD

Northwestern Medical Group

680 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 118 Chicago, IL 60611
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Telehealth services available

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Dr. Ruchim's Reviews

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I see a few negative reviews but I have been a patient for a number of years. He is kind, caring and intelligent. Knows his area of specialty. Highly recommended.
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Dec 24, 2019
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Dr. Ruchim is outstanding! A very kind and patient physician and gentleman who listens carefully, was genuinely interested in my concerns, and provided thoughtful feedback during this 1st office visit.. Dr. Ruchim was welcoming and cordial the moment he walked into the examining room. Above all, an excellent diagnostician who explained everything thoroughly and put me at ease. I think he is "The Gold Standard" of gastroenterologists! The office staff is efficient, friendly and helpful,.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DSK in Chicago – Jan 09, 2018
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This office is very poorly run. The staff is rude and insensitive . Dr Ruchims policy is no appointment without a credit card as clearly the priority is making money and not caring for patients. if youre in a hurry dont call this office!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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Wilmette, IL – Aug 10, 2017
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He diagnosed a very difficult problem that others could not figure out. He spent a lot of time with me and showed a lot of compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Jul 25, 2016
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Dr.Ruchim does not follow-up with his patient,.even after writing instructions, for his patient instructions to purchase items for treatment. He does not honor appointments. After the recommended treatment....he told me to call his office and inform him how the it worked.The office visit appeared to to go well....When I called to inform of the treatment.He told me I was not his patient. I was ill and had to find another doctor. what did he expect me to do, after following his recommendations?
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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Chicago, IL – Apr 26, 2016
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Only in office Mondays and Wednesdays. So if you leave a message on Wednesday, there is at least a 5 day wait for a callback.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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John D. in Chicago, IL – Mar 07, 2016
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4 days, 3 messages later with no callback. Need endoscopy asap. Had to find another MD.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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David P. in Chicago, IL – Mar 07, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Better people means better experiences.  Our care teams are committed to delivering results that change lives.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1984
University of Illinois
Fellowship Hospital
1984
University of Illinois Hospital and Health System
Fellowship Hospital
1982
U Ill Hosp
Residency Hospital
1982
University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System
Residency Hospital
1980
U Ill Hosp
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School
,

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Does Dr. Michael Ruchim, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ruchim has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Michael Ruchim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ruchim frequently treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal, Diverticulosis, Intestinal, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ruchim treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Ruchim, MD's office located?

Dr. Ruchim's office is located at 680 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 118, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ruchim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruchim treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ruchim treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruchim treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ruchim treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruchim treats Hemorrhoids more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ruchim treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ruchim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(312) 470-8990

Dr. Ruchim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
Aetna Student Health
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Elect Choice PPO
Health Network Option
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Managed Choice POS
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Elect Choice
Open Access HMO
Open Access Managed Choice
Open Choice PPO
Peformance Network
Premier Care Network
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Savings Plus
Select
Traditional Choice
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Blue Precision HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
GWH Open Access Plus POS
LocalPlus
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access POS
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
CoventryOne HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
Community Health Connect
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
HFN-10
HFN-20
HFN-Platinum
Workers Compensation
Humana
Choice
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
Humana PPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
National Preferred Open Access
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Meridian Health Plan
MultiPlan
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
Prime
Prime Extra
Prime Select
Prime Standard
TRICARE Prime Remote
TRICARE Reserve Select
UnitedHealthCare
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
Choice
Choice Plus
Medicare Advantage
Options PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare PPO

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

Mark Chien M D L L C680 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 118 Chicago, IL 60611
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Compare with other Gastroenterology Specialists

Compare Dr. Ruchim with our nearby Gastroenterology Specialists at Cancer Treatment Center of America, Chicago.

Make an appointment at Cancer Treatment Center of America, Chicago today at (312) 820-0151.

These providers are on the medical staff of Cancer Treatment Center of America, Chicago.