Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD
Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Guilford, CT. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Ruwe is affiliated with Yale - New Haven Hospital and YNHH Saint Raphael Campus.

Guilford Office

450 Boston Post Rd

Guilford, CT 06437

Contact Information

(203) 453-6340

Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD

Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Dr. Ruwe's Experience

Dr. Ruwe's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Yale
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Yale
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Kerlan Jobe Orth Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruwe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruwe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruwe to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Ruwe's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Guilford, CT |
Dr. Ruwe is the best! His professionalism, thoroughness and communication skills are second to none. Has done surgery on both of my sons knees. Dr. Ruwe and his office helped both of them heal quickly and completely. We would recommend him highly.
in Lyme, CT |
Dr Ruwe operated on our son last summer to repair a torn ACL. Flawless. From his office staff to surgicenter nurses, everyone was exceptionally professional. Dr Ruwe is as skilled as he is compassionate and we recommend him without reservation. Great experience and outcome for our son.
Branford, CT |
Dr.Ruwe operated on one knee a few years ago; not a good experience. If you are an educated consumer and have questions, stay away. He doesn't like to answer questions (he is the Dr., you are the uneducated patient kind of attitude), and he is extremely rigid as to his post-op pain protocol (I had severe pain the second post-op pm and he was not at all responsive to this). I changed Dr's very quickly post-op. I just had the same surgery on the other knee by another Dr.- totally diff. experience.
New York, NYfguilford ct |
Did not understand the depth of my pain.cirtizone injection nor oxycodeine helped, so he was too quick to want me to see a colleague for knee replacement, without even having an MRI.
in Madison, Ct |
A wonderful experience, beginning with Kathy the receptionist,,the gal that did the x-rays, and last but not least, Dr.Ruwe..He was so kind, compassionate and professional..A true gentleman, who took the time to listen to me..I would highly recommend him, and will continue to use him..
in Northford, CT |
I would recommend Dr. Ruwe to all who ask me and even if they don't ask me. I had the very best, courteous, and professional treatment from Dr. Ruwe and every single person in his office and in his operating room. I would recommend this practice to everyone. What a delightful group to deal with. I would be remiss if I also don't give kudos to your Physical Therapy department, especially Meaghan. Again thanks to all for getting me through it all. Sincerely, Sherry Ardine
in Hamden, CT |
Dr. Ruwe is an excellent surgeon. A few years ago he fixed my husbands ACL, so when I was having knee trouble this year I went right to him. Just listening to my symptoms Dr. Ruwe was able to diagnose me with a torn meniscus. After an MRI confirmed Dr. Ruwe's assumptions, I had to have surgery. Not only was Dr. Ruwe calming and comforting on the day of surgery, the staff at the surgical center went above and beyond my expectations. I'm now 7 weeks post op and feeling great! Dr Ruwe is the best
West Palm Beach, FL |
Dr. Ruwe has been caring for my knee to keep me playing tennis despite my arthritis. His treatment plan has allowed me to stay active with minimal pain. He has been patient, caring and supportive to me through my recovery process. He told me why the injury mechanically occurred and what I can do to avoid future injury. His direct office team got me in quickly for MRI and appointments. You can't go wrong choosing Dr. Ruwe if you have an orthopaedic injury.
in Madison |
Dr. Ruwe has taken care of my family for many years. He is patient and compassionate with my elderly parents, reassuring and tuned in with my teenaged son. My son made the varsity basketball team only because of Pat's care and guidance through a tough injury just before tryouts. He is a gifted diagnostician and surgeon, and-- above all-- a kind, open, generous guy.
in Branford Connecticurmt |
He is an Awesome Orthopedic Doctor. Anyone I know who has gone to Dr. Ruwe, feels the same way! He is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I am always recommending him. I believe he is one of the Best in the New Haven area. We are lucky to have him!
in Branford, CT |
Both myself and my son have been patients of Dr. Ruwe, He always took us in right away and took great care of my shoulder and my son with his many hockey injuries during youth hockey.
I had a great experience with Dr. Ruwe. He is kind and very knowledgable. His staff is amazing.
in Guilford, CT |
Dr. Ruwe was always thorough in his exams and questions. I never felt I was imposing on his time and expertise. He has a great bedside manner. I've referred him to many friends.
in Branford, CT |
Conservative approach very detailed excellent followup with great results
Branford, CT |
Dr. Ruwe quickly and accurately diagnosed by problem. I had an MRI quickly after my office visit. His excellent office staff quickly set up surgery and follow up PT. I was very impressed with his knowledge and bedside manner. I have recommended Dr. Ruwe to all of my friends who need orthopedic care.
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Dr. Ruwe accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ruwe has admitting privileges

Yale - New Haven Hospital
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510
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YNHH Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
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