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Dr. Robert Ruben, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 66

  39 Reviews
Dr. Ruben

Atlantic Digestive Specialists

21 Clark Way Somersworth, NH 03878
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(603) 692-2228

Dr. Robert Ruben, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Somersworth, NH and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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Dr. Ruben accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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Dr. Ruben's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastroparesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruben treats Gastroparesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruben treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Ulcerative Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruben treats Ulcerative Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruben treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruben treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ruben treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Ruben's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • 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 Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Ruben's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruben

3.2

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
48.717948717948715%
(19)
4 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
1 Star
38.46153846153846%
(15)

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No medical professional can possibly accurately assess never mind diagnose a patient in 4 minutes. That is all you’ll get with him. He is impatient, abrupt and dismissive.
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Even though some communication might be lacking I feel confident with Dr Ruben and will continue to have him as my Dr while going through the current situation.
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Excellent physician who isn't into a ton of small talk, he helps patients by doing his work not listening to their stories. I have found him professional and very competent. If you're looking for a friend get a dog, if you want professional treatment see Dr. Ruben
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I have had severe Gastro issues for the past 18 years,,, and Dr Ruben was the 1st Gastroenterologist I saw when I first moved to NH. Not only is he rude, but he doesn't know how to keep track of his records. I practically begged him for help and he turned to me and stated quote : " Get over it, Take Miralax in the evening and Loperamide in the morning" ,, Geez ,,, No quality here and completely condescending to his patients!
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Dr Ruben may be very knowledgeable but he has no bedside manor. He seems to have missed that class.
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Inconsiderate, extremely poor listening skills, asks for information (such as th name of your surgeon) then doesn't keep track of (or refer to) your responses, because he asks for the same information again (AND then his assistant phoned saying he needs to know the surgeon's name). All but boasted that he's good at speaking very quickly to cover a lot of information, and spent only 6 minutes with me at first appointment. A Dr's listening skill is important, and he woefully lacks that.
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Dr. Ruben was my doctor for almost 3 years. I missed 2-3 appointments, all of which I called to cancel in advance. I was fired by Dr. Ruben. I called multiple times to apologize and I spoke with numerous people, yet Dr. Ruben would not take me back. Despite his expertise as a doctor, be very cautious about him. I my opinion, you develop a trusted relationship with your doctor, as I did. Yet - he cast me aside for no apparent reason. Very disappointing...
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Dr. Ruben is #1 in my book. Have had wonderful experiences with him. Too bad his staff, beginning with the receptionist lack good customer service skills. If I had to evaluate the practice as a whole I would give one star Dr. Rubin is a definite 5 star.
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I feel that Dr. Ruben is highly knowledgable but lacks the basic manner that I so desperately need. He is curt and, in my opinion, fails to convey a sensitivity to the patient' s concerns. I switched to another provider.
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I asked if Dr. Ruben could call me to explain what he saw from an impedance test. He called and sounded angry and condescendingly told me that he didn't have time to explain the test and how it works (he was clearly upset I made him call). This is frustrating considering I've spent $1,000s with his practice. He was dismissive and was eager to get off the phone. I literally asked him is everything okay because he sounded angry. Good doc? Not sure. A jerk? Yes.
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Biography

Dr. Robert Ruben, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Somersworth, NH and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Brigham and Womens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Colorado
Residency Hospital
University Of Colorado
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
Medical School

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)