Dr. Ruel Stoessel, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine •  Male • Age 59

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Dr. Ruel Stoessel, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Port St Lucie, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics & gynecology.


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Dr. Stoessel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stoessel

2.8

Based on 69 reviews

5 Stars
37.68115942028985%
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4 Stars
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My OB sent me to Stoessel because I was high risk. The office is terribly run. Waited well over an hour for ever visit. They make you sign paperwork that you are responsible for paying the full cost of the visit if you are 15 minutes late and they will cancel your appointment, etc. but they have absolutely no courtesy for you. In all my visits, we never saw Stoessel, only the nurse practitioner. She told us everything was fine at my 20 week scan and we were told not to return for any more. My daughter was born with a severe birth defect and we had their scans and tech notes pulled after her birth. The notes had several abnormalities noted that should have been a red flag for us to come back for more tests! I was furious. Fortunately my daughter’s birth was not traumatic, but it could have been and we were completely unprepared. I tell people to run from this practice and often hear back other terrible stories about them.
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The Dr. Stossel is a complete aragon condescending jerk, missing the most important characteristic that any medical professial should have which is compassion and empathy towards a mother that trully wants her child. The man is cold and careless towards how portrays the news to his patients can care less about feelings and regardless of the many years of practice he has it is part of any medical professionals job to use therapeutic communication and compassion when giving patients news. It seems almost like he is just there to milk the insurance and make his money. He needs to retire since he no longer exhibits the passion that a Dr. should have towards healing his patients and trully cares for the wellbeing of his patients and their pregnancy.
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He told me to abort my child at 14 weeks based on the fact I had lupus with no other risk factors or me and baby would die. I delivered a healthy baby boy with obgyn specialist with no birthing complications at 32 weeks. Then had a second baby at 36 weeks with the same practice 3 years later. His bed side manner is terrible and he had been wrong about me and at least 4 of my friends personally. Stay away if you can.
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Horrible, every time I come to the office I am here for at least 3 hours. The people are unprofessional and I’ve never met the doctor. They are all over the place and don’t seem to know what they are doing when it comes to what tests they are going to do. Doesn’t seem like a trustworthy place to have monitor a high risk pregnancy at all. Extremely disappointed
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Had two amazing experiences 4.5 years apart. My 11 year wasnt suppose to make it and made sure she did. My 6 year old is here today as well because stoessel made sure I was taken care this time. I had diabetes, edema, pre eclampsia with him. He was also almost 10 lbs and breach. He was phenomenal with my care as well as they care of my babies.
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Never met him once during my pregnancy. He made me drive to a hospital more than an hour from my home and then stopped by to tell me that someone else will be delivering me, while I was in labor! I had a bunch of ultrasounds, not sure why... Don't think he looked at any of them, because I always got a very vague answer from the nurse afterwards..
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Unprofessional. I never once met with Dr. Stossel. I was told he had no idea what was on my ultrasound (turns out it was a small calcium deposit). Took me almost three weeks to get test results backs. I was told one day that my results were normal and everything was fine. Then was told the very next day that they were not normal. Only to have a follow up appointment where I’m told the baby looks perfectly healthy and there’s nothing abnormal going on and the calcium deposit was gone.
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This doctor is NOT a board certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine. I would not trust my high-risk pregnancy to an OBGYN. Also, you only get to see this OBGYN maybe once during your pregnancy, the rest of the time he has nurses seeing you.
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I find these negative reviews shocking. I was a patient 15 years ago and extremely high risk. I was managed well throughout my pregnancy. I went into preterm labor at 32 weeks. Dr Stossel flew home early on Christmas Eve for me. We held off my labor for three days, Michael was able to breathe on his own because of the steroids given during those three days. He is healthy and turning 15 this Christmas. I was telling my son this story and that's how I came across this website.
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Dr Ruel t. stoessel sent me to Bethesda Hospital East to do section.My husband wanted him sent me to St Mary Hospital but he refused. He and the hospital has a special relationship! The Bethesda Hospital East's NICU is very bad. My son 27 weeks premature birth did not be put in the warm box ,no emergency medicine to promote his lung breathing, tracheal intubation was failure. No enough oxygen cause my son cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral edema, cerebral palsy, had 2 times brain surgery in Miami!
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Dr. Stoessel accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Stoessel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hormone Replacement Therapy
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stoessel performs Hormone Replacement Therapy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Stoessel performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Syphilis Screening
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stoessel performs Syphilis Screening more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Stoessel performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

C-Section
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stoessel performs C-Section more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Stoessel performs this procedure more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Stoessel's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • C-Section
  • Dementia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparotomy
  • Lupus
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Care, Adolescent
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pre-Hypertension
  • Prenatal Dwarfism - Elevated Growth Hormone Levels - Mental Retardation - Congenital Hearing Loss
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sympathectomy
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Dr. Stoessel believes in the concept of Seeing Our Future.Unborn babies deserve to have the best chance of a good start in life. State of the art technologies and high quality prenatal diagnosis has allowed this concept to become a reality. Dr. Stoes...

Specialties

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Albert Einstein College Med
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Suny Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Suny Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1987
Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Medical School
1993
1991
1988
1987

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Palms West Hospital

Loxahatchee, FL

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Jfk Medical Center

Atlantis, FL

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Bethesda Hospital East

Boynton Beach, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

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

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)