Dr. Richard Ruskin, MD

Dr. Richard Ruskin, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Richard Ruskin, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Arizona - Medical Campus in 1979 and specializes in pain medicine.

6309 E Baywood Ave

Mesa, AZ 85206

Contact Information

(480) 325-3801

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CopperPoint Mutual
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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • University of Arizona - Medical Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Tucson Med Center Tucson Az 85733
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Shands Hospital 1600 Southwest Archer Rd Gainesville Fl 32610
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Med College Of Wisconsin Milwaukee Wi
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruskin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruskin to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Ruskin's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

in Yuma Az.
I drive 3 hr. to see Dr Ruskin because he is that GOOD. Desert Pain Institute was recommended by a relative several years ago. His staff from the front office to recovery is outstanding. I don't know what else to say he has done me good.
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in Mesa, AZ
A week before Christmas, I contacted Dr. Ruskin's office when my 96 yr old mother was in terrible pain from a fractured vertebra. He went out of his way to get her in, saw her in his office, personally contacted other doctors to coordinate complicated tests she needed, called me at home on...more
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in Mesa, AZ
After a recent fall resulting in a compression fracture of vertebra, Dr. Ruskin made time for me, helped me evaluate treatment options and expedited required tests, Medicare clearance and did Kyphoplasty just a week after first appointment. Not only is he knowledgeable and skilled; he is also kind...more
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in Mesa, AZ
He has managed my back pain for over five years: performed numerous procedures including the placement of cement in two fractured vertebras - seven denervations - many lumbar epidural steroid injections and lumbar medial branch blocks. He counseled against another procedure for a fractured...more
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in Tempe, AZ
Very experienced with pain management. He is very professional and keeps up to date on new pain management treatments. His staff provides excellent medical care. He has treated me since 1997 and every treatment has had excellent results. I strained my back one weekend and was in a a lot of pain. I...more
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