Dr. Ruel Stoessel, MD

Dr. Ruel Stoessel, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stoessel is a board certified ob/gyn that specializes in maternal fetal medicine. He has over 20 years of experience and is highly recognized in his field. He has been the Chief of Staff at many of the local hospitals that he serves. His mission is to save every mother and baby that is under his care.

Ruel T. Stoessel, M.D., P.A.

8645 N Military Trl Ste 508

West Palm Beach, FL 33410
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • Careplus
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida

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Care Philosophy

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. Stoessel and his colleagues will continue with this mission as we enter the next decade of this new millennium. He pledges to provide the best possible care to our children, for our future.
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Dr. Stoessel's Experience

Dr. Stoessel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Dementia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Placenta Previa
  • Pre-Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prenatal Dwarfism - Elevated Growth Hormone Levels - Mental Retardation - Congenital Hearing Loss
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis


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  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Amniocentesis
  • C-Section
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Pregnancy Care, Adolescent
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sympathectomy
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stoessel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stoessel to family and friends
based on 58 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Stoessel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
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!
Palm Springs, FL |
I had a terrible experience with this practice. I was sent to a specialist due to my age when pregnant. In the times that I went to the office, I never met the Dr., I only saw one of the nurse practitioners who has terrible bed side manner. They claimed that my childs liver was "prominent" which according to all other Dr's they have never heard of. She took blood work and had my husband help hold the equipment. They also could not tell me what a prominent liver might mean.
in Palm Beach Gardens |
Very caring physician and staff. Put me at ease during a very difficult pregnancy. So blessed to be referred to him.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
I was told I was having a girl but surprisingly he was a boy! The ultrasound technicians did not seem well educated or trained. Once, measuring everything took over 30 min and she had to redo it since forgot to measure something. after first time they drew blood, I had a big bruise and a very bad pain in my arm. Although It was not high risk pregnancy, they made us go multiple times just to measure one more thing! I asked them to cover re-painting of nursery but manager was very rude. Terrible!!
in Medellin, ANT |
The doctor is good professional, the midwife Garcia is a little rude
in Palm City FL |
This doctor is EXTREMELY unprofessional. As well as the doctors he has put in place in Port Saint Lucie. They are unfriendly and almost kick you out of the office after delivering you some news you would rather not hear. Don't answer any questions. We got a second opinion and were told baby was perfectly healthy. This doctor is after insurance money only. When your insurance is going to cap out, your baby will be in perfect health all of a sudden. GUY IS GREEDY. Beware beware beware.
in Orlando, FL |
Horrible staff is rude midwife Garcia is also horrible it's only about money not the care of the patients they are liars
port st lucie fl |
He's the best even when there's little are no hope he try his very best and the staff are very nice and helpful and very good at their job. God has placed him there for a purpose and for that I'm so grateful because am a happy grandmother of a beautiful baby girl
Port Saint Lucie, FL |
We have had many ups and downs with this pregnancy and have been seen by Dr. Stoessel and staff for months. The staff explains all test results very well and take the time to answer any questions we have. It is clear Dr. Stoessel's main objective is the health of our unborn baby. He has serious, matter of fact personality, but is a talented physician that I would recommend.
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
I have and will continue to recommend him to others. He is a wonderful specialist.
in Ft Pierce, FL |
The worst doctors offices I've ever been to. I suffer from panick attacks daily ever since my dads death. Stoessel told me to go off my meds, which I did. My heart rate began to climb to around 120 at resting rate, then I started having seizures. I called their office numerous times about the situation. I talked to the midwife, Kendra, and she told me that she would look into what can be done. 3 weeks later still no call from her. They are very unprofessional. Looking for a new doctor at 30 wks.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
He was prescribing medical intervention purely for the sake of medical intervention and I am convinced did so in order to charge insurance more. After my 22 week app when he wanted me to imm. go on bed rest which has been proven ineffective. I got a second and third opinion and discovered I was completely fine, and do not have a high risk pregnancy. I question his professionalism and knowledge on the most up to date care.
Dr. Stoessel and Holly are great! I was scared early on with a baby that had echogenic bowels & they handled my concerns and questions with thorough answers and compassion. My only problem with my whole experience was his nasty front desk tech Cindi. On more than two occasions she was beyond rude. Seriously contemplated not returning to this office but realized that I'd rather deal with her unprofessionalism, so that my baby had the best care.
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Dr. Stoessel accepts 41 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • Careplus
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Principal Life
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Stoessel has admitting privileges

JFK Medical Center
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
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JFK Medical Center North Campus
2201 45th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute
1700 S 23rd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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Palms West Hospital
13001 Southern Blvd
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
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Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
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Good Samaritan Medical Center
1309 N Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
3360 Burns Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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St. Mary's Medical Center
901 45th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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