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Dr. Scott Ruhlman, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Ruhlman
1959 North East Pacific Street Seattle, WA 98195

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Dr. Scott Ruhlman, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Seattle, WA. He specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


Dr. Ruhlman's Reviews

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3.5

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After 2 less than informative appointments, I came in for a discussion of an MRI for my broken ankle. I waited 1.5 hours in the office. Yes really. When Dr Ruhlman finally came in and asked how my KNEE was. It was downhill from then on. I would like to give negative stars. No specific information. After insisting he see my knee, the only answer to all my questions was that I had a sprain. No treatment recommended.
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Dr. Ruhlman is careless. I was L & I patient, and his negligence in ignoring the ED MD notes and the ED radiologist's recommendation led to the permanent damage to my thumb joint. Despite having seen me only one time, he signed off on me being maximum medically improved. The office never checked in, despite the legal requirement after seeing an L& I client. Be very cautious, and keep in mind that this MD does not have your best interests in mind.
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I suffered from a bimalleolar fracture of my right ankle and needed surgery (hiking injury). I really lucked out getting Dr. Ruhlman. His somewhat aggressive approach to recovery was exactly what I needed to get back to my active/outdoorsy lifestyle. His advice of "the longer you baby it, the longer it will take to heal" ran through my head constantly, and ultimately is what propelled me to have the fastest recovery that my physical therapist has ever seen.
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He was very professional and personable. Once we got back to the room things moved quickly. There was a bit of a wait in the waiting room though. But he was a great Doctor.
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I had surgery for a ruptured bicep and Dr. Ruhlman was an excellent choice. He's very patient, attentive and skilled.
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Care Philosophy

Your Orthopedic health is not only my passion, but is very important to your quality of life. To that end, I trained in Orthopedic Surgery locally at the University of Washington and spent additional time at Harvard training in the complex disorders ...

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine

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Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(206) 543-0065

Dr. Ruhlman accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Ruhlman's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bracheal Plexus Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Casting
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Splinting
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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