Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Ruwe

Connecticut Ortho Specs

84 N Main St Branford, CT 06405

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Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Branford, CT and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine medical school in 1987. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ruwe to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruwe

3.9

Based on 60 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Ruwe is an excellent doctor. He listens to patients and takes his time and has a very pleasant personality. I would recommend Dr. Ruwe
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jo G. – Apr 27, 2021
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Dr. Ruhe is exceptional , professional and thorough.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Mar 31, 2021
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I liked the fact that i dont have to wait a long period of time to be seen by the dr. for my appts. And i was important to him when i was being seen.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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PAT HAMDEN CT. – Oct 29, 2020
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Nice and clean facility. Everyone I spoke with was extremely friendly and helpful. I had X-rays done in minutes and saw the Dr shortly after. He was polite, easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, and straight to the point.
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
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Jan 18, 2020
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Dr. Ruwe and his staff are professional, caring and courteous. He is an excellent doctor and always takes time to answer any questions that I may have.
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Dec 19, 2019
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Been seeing Dr. Ruwe for several years for arthritis in my left knee , also why wife had Rotator Cuff surgery by him All results and outcome were very satisfying . Good patient relations and takes time to explain everything. Based on our experiences with him highly recommend
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
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Ed – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr Ruwe is the right doc for me. He answered all my questions and gave a good prognosis. He shows good professionalism and confidence in his work.
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Oct 05, 2019
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Saw Dr. Ruwe for the first time today. Previous surgeries and treatment had been provided by Dr. Aversa who recently passed away. He would be proud of the manner in which I was treated today. Dr. Ruwe had taken the time to review my past history, including X Ray's, MRI and surgical procedures. Based on current X Ray's he laid out a common sense treatment plan for my current situation. I am very pleased.
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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Rick DeMayo – Jul 17, 2019
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I don’t feel Dr Ruwe listened to anything I said about my knee pain in the BACK of my knee. He only showed me the bone on bone issue with my kneecap that had nothing to do with my pain. Went back for 2nd visit. He didn’t even have me stand up or walk. Felt he totally brushed me off.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Jul 16, 2019
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Very professional, yet compassionate
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
  • Long wait times
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Allison Manuel – Jul 14, 2019
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Recently had MCL surgery by Dr. Ruwe, he was excellent and did a great job. I’m on the recovery and doing great. Great Surgeon great staff and great therapy at Star. I highly recommend Dr.Ruwe and hiS team.
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Bob Orifice in North Branford , CT – Jun 18, 2019
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My experience with CT Orthopedic Specialists and Dr Patrick Ruwe specifically was very positive and I would recommend this practice and Dr Ruwe to anyone seeking help with an orthopedic concern
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May 30, 2019
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I saw Dr. Ruwe over the course of the summer of 2018. I suffered a knee injury and I was not able to bend my knee more than 15 degrees. I did physical therapy three times a week, followed all the recommendations from Dr. Ruwe and my PT team, but there was NO improvement. I had several appointments and every time I brought up the fact that I wasn’t improving, Dr. Ruwe insisted it was a slow healing dislocation and it needed time. At my final appointment, my PT team asked me to bring up the potential of a loose body in my knee or something more than just a dislocation. PT also asked me to tell the doctor that they had exhausted their care options and their treatment plan wasn’t helping. Dr. Ruwe spent 10 minutes in the room for my appointment and told me “tell your physical therapists to stick to physical therapy.” I left and got a second opinion. That doctor recommended arthroscopic knee surgery and found out I had plica syndrome. He removed the plica and I was walking in a few days.
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May 24, 2019
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Dr. Ruwe is the best - he has done 4 knee surgeries on me, and while I really hope I never have another knee issue, if I did, I'd come back to him. He is not only a great surgeon, but genuinely cares about his patients. I always feel safe, comfortable, and at east with everyone at CT Ortho. They make an overwhelming process smooth and anxiety-free. Everyone is super warm and attentive. Thanks to all!!
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Apr 22, 2019
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timely with excellent care from all staff
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Apr 07, 2019
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Dr Ruwe is an outstanding Orthopedic Surgeon I have high respect for. He is dedicated to his practice and to his patients, he has received the best academic and clinical practice and he is highly professional. I feel extremely fortunate to be treated by Dr Ruwe who used to be my colleague at Yale.
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CT – Feb 11, 2019
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Dr R fully explained my condition and possible treatment. Appmt accommodated my schedule. Highly recommended.
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Bethany, CT – Feb 08, 2019
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I must comment the whole office of Dr. Ruwe; I was seen on time and felt that I had a thorough exam and the Dr. had reviewed my file ahead of time and knew my past complaints and surgeries. I would not go anywhere else for my knee.
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rjv156 in West Haven, CT – Feb 07, 2019
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I had a problem with my knee but couldn’t have the proper procedure done because we were going to Florida for three months and leaving in less then a week. Dr Ruwe gave me an injection to hold me over until we returned and it’s been close to four years and it’s still working!
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Rosanna C in Ansonia, CT – Feb 07, 2019
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Very professional.
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Biography

Patrick A. Ruwe, M.D. joined Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, P.C. in July, 1999, with expertise in Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Surgery. From...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Kerlan-Jobe Orth Clin
Fellowship Hospital
Yale
Residency Hospital
Yale
Internship Hospital
1987
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical School
Yale University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ruwe frequently treats Joint Pain, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ruwe treats.

Where is Dr. Patrick Ruwe, MD's office located?

Dr. Ruwe's office is located at 84 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. Ruwe's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruwe treats Joint Pain more than 96% of his peers

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruwe treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ruwe treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruwe treats Osteoarthritis more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ruwe treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Ruwe's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Ruwe accepts the following insurance:

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Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
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Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
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Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Connecticut Ortho Specs

Connecticut Ortho Specs84 N Main St Branford, CT 06405
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    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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