Dr. Steve Rucker, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Rucker
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Steve W Rucker MD

1999 Marcus Ave Ste 216 New Hyde Park, NY 11042

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Dr. Steve Rucker, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rucker has more experience with Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rucker to book an appointment.

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Dr. Rucker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rucker

3.4

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I do not recommend this doctor to anyone! He can be dangerous!
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Warning! – Mar 23, 2021
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Cares about patients. Makes you feel comfortable and in good hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 27, 2021
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Although he is a very nice man, as a doctor I feel like I always get a 10 minute rush job visit after waiting at least over an hour to be seen. He seems like he's being bothered if you have questions to ask. Needs to be more compassionate and caring with his patients
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jan 21, 2021
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Definitely would not recommend. Felt like I knew less after every office visit with him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Aug 09, 2020
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Not good to say about Dr. Rucker’s practice. At a 6/29 visit he had me take a blood test and leave a urine sample. As of today 7/19 I still have not received the results of these tests. I have called his office 3 times and each time I got an apology and a promise to get a call back later that day. Perhaps you received my call back because I sure as hell have not. This might not be a serious problem unless, of course, I have a serious Healthproblem brewing. With this practice group I may never find out.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Bruce – Jul 20, 2020
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I have been treated by De Rucker for diabetes and related ailments for more than 10 years. He has helped me keep my A1C under control and has referred me to the best Neurological specialists when needed. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and has excellent dr/patient protocols
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Todd Esan – May 15, 2020
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He does not care about his patients.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Rosette Tucker Teitel – Apr 07, 2020
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They’re (he and his staff) are not thorough they rush through tests and they dont spend time explaining prevention.
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May 07, 2019
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Dr. Rucker is everything you want in a medical Dr.. Referred by another Dr. to be our GP, his advice is ALWAYS so spot on and he is the only Dr. who has been able to make the correct recommendations for husband’s unique situations. My husband loves him and will only trust his advice. He is super nice, a great listener and so popular that his office is difficult to get through to. But the quality of his medical care is so great that he is still worthy if more than 5 stars!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marisa Perry in East Norwich, NY – Mar 05, 2019
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Dr. Rucker is knowledgeable and caring. His follow-up is exceptional. He is everything a physician should be!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Preiser in East Hills, NY – Jul 19, 2018
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Dr. Rucker is very knowledgeable and attentive to his patients. Great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Larisa W in Little neck, ny – Jul 19, 2017
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My Father, Herbert Carmel, died in a Florida Hospital, after 16 months of sufferring due to the unprofessional conduct of Dr. Steven Rucker. Dr. Rucker refused to exercise his fiduciary responsibility to my father, about the life threatening conduct of my father;s chosen medical proxy holder. This unethical proxy, Herbert Carmel. Randall Carmel, refused to provide my father with continued dialysis, and refused to provide my father with in-home nursing and rehabilitative care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Boynton Beach, FL – Apr 12, 2017
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Inattentive and terrible staff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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alex tworkowski in Levittown, NY – Nov 30, 2016
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Dr. Rucker is very kind and knowledgeable. One of the smartest doctors I ever went to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Fresh Meadows NY – Apr 14, 2016
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I would recommend Dr. Rucker because he was conclusive and assertive about his medical findings and I liked it especially and it saved me money opting out of other medicines.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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L.Mohan Arun in New York, NY – Dec 27, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Steve Rucker, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rucker has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

Mt Sinai Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1983
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
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What are Dr. Steve Rucker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rucker frequently treats Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Rucker specializes.

Where is Dr. Steve Rucker, MD's office located?

Dr. Rucker's office is located at 1999 Marcus Ave Ste 216, New Hyde Park, NY 11042. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rucker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rucker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rucker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (516) 775-4545.

Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy specialists.

Dr. Rucker is experienced in the area of Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Proteinuria
Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephritis and Nephropathy
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Dr. Rucker's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(516) 775-4545

Dr. Rucker accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Humana
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Steve W Rucker MD

Steve W Rucker MD1999 Marcus Ave Ste 216 New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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