Dr. Ruth Gettes, MD

Dr. Ruth Gettes, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ruth Gettes, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

13902 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 134

Tampa, FL 33618

Contact Information

(813) 264-5580

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

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Dr. Gettes' Experience

Dr. Gettes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

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.


  • University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • U MD
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of MD Med Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of S Fl College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U South Fla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gettes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gettes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gettes to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Gettes' 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)
Tampa, FL |
She's gentle, little informal, but complete in her time.
in Tampa, Florida |
Highly uneducated in the terms of "people”. I did my very best to open up to this doctor; unfortunately, the two of us did not seem to have the same goal in mind. The goal that I was aiming towards was to be able to share a professional relationship and be enlightened by her on how to steer my emotions in a more proper and productive manner. She makes diagnoses off of questionnaires and pushes narcotics like candy. See her if you want to be labeled by a piece of paper of elementary grade level.
in Tampa, FL |
Her personal problems interfered with her ability to treat my situation objectively' After several years it became apparent that her abilities were overstated and her knowledge of correct medications were just wrong. I sought help after her which only confirmed my analysis. I would suggest future patients do their homework before investing in a problematic relationship
in Tampa, FL |
Having seen her for several years, it becomes apparent that she is emotionally handicapped and leads to adverse diagnostic and therapeutic results. Many sessions led to her interjecting her own problems. I went through several periods where her pharmacology knowledge was challenging
in Brandon, FL |
I've gone to Dr. Gettes through a few different time periods over approx. 20 yrs, beginning when I was in my early 30s. I've gone back during each time of need because she's the best in her field: brilliant and straight-forward, warm and professional, honest and caring. It's extremely rare to find a psychiatric doctor who also does therapy/counseling. Even more rare is one who invests as much in her clients as they do in her.
in Clearwater, FL |
I've seen Dr Gettes for 8 years now and she's great. She is pragmatic, compassionate, and genuinely cares about her patients well being. She is also very good with medication management.
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Dr. Gettes accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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