Dr. Richard Ruiz, MD

Dr. Richard Ruiz, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Richard Ruiz, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Temecula, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1985 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine, and more.

27403 Ynez Rd Ste 107

Temecula, CA 92591

Contact Information

(951) 506-0400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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5  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck
  • Sleep Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

132  Conditions Treated

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12  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balance Testing
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • ENT Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of California, Irvine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of California-Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Whos Who in America, 2008
  • Lifetime Appointment Whos Who in America, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruiz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruiz's Reviews

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31 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Ruiz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I had the balloon sinus surgery and it did not work. Get a SECOND opinion.
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Dr. Ruiz was able to help me with a chronic bloody nose. After the first visit the bleeding was much less but still bleed. After the second visit I have had no nose bleeds for several weeks.
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Rude, condescending, has zero bedside manner. Will never go back!!
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I have dealt with a lot of Physicians in my career and due to numerous health issues, but this doctor takes the cake. He is so arrogant. He gives you limited instructions, and then tells you you did it wrong. If you ask him a question, he thinks you are trying to challenge him! I always felt that...more
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Everything about this Doctor and the office, staff was completely unacceptable, misleading, and unprofessional! I would not recommend anyone to this office! They denied my insurance after accepting it during the office visit! My appointment was rescheduled a week later, do to an office staff...more
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