Bradley E. Ruff, MD

Bradley E. Ruff, MD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School - 1980
Internship:
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center) - 1981
Residency:
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center - 1984

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

1359 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 27, 2022

5.0

Long time Doctor, alway good care. Remembers me and my previous care

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March 27, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Conocimiento en su area.

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March 25, 2022

0.0

Fue despota y de muy mal carácter

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Ruff is the best in the profession.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Everything seems great to me

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent care and knowledge.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent as a doctor. Keeps me seeing. Won't let him retire.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Very kind and concerned about care. Listens to my concerns and gives me advice. Thank you

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I have been seeing Dr Ruff off and on for many years. Consistently thorough

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March 22, 2022

4.0

Very competent

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He has a lot experience.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

He is the Best as explained in previous statement.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Ruff is the best and every body in the office

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ruff was very professional and explained to me in great depth the 3 areas of the eye in question. He was very likable and kind. He took the time to listen to my concerns and adressed them.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Complete easy to understand explanation of my pending procedure

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He explains things extremely well and answers all my questions.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He is a very good doctor

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Professional and very knowledgeable

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Skillful and knowledgeable.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Caring and professional attention.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

I have gone to other Optomologists and consider his care superior.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He's an excellent doctor.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

the care and personal attention Dr. Ruff gives each patient

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr.Ruff, is a very good doctor and a good surgeon. I trust him and him and his staff are very attentive and caring.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He could be more friendly

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Feel confident with his abilities and professionalism.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough and does not rush you when you have questions.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Competent, he listens to me

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March 07, 2022

5.0

A little intimidating at first.

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Good clinic

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He is straightforward and honest with his diagnosis.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Wonderful care, always takes his time to explain all aspects of my care.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He is thorough and professional.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Ruff explained in layman's terminology cataract surgery while giving me all the time needed to ask questions.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Completely satisfied

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February 25, 2022

5.0

I trust Dr Ruff!

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Procedure went as planned. Listens Very professional without the off-putting arrogance.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Takes the time in my examination to hear concerns and advises me on keeping my eyes healthy.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Thorough

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February 09, 2022

5.0

I have been his patient for many years. Dr Ruff ALWAYS LISTENS to my concerns and questions. He clearly explains a situation and, if necessary, what treatment is needed. He is very friendly - and patient.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Excellent Doctor!

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Very professional and a very nice manner

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He cares about his patients

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Great doctor

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February 08, 2022

5.0

I have complete confidence in him.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He is very patient and does an excellent job of explaining everything.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He’s a good doctor.

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February 02, 2022

5.0

He's to the point.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

I feel very confident in his ability. Very much appreciate his communication skills. Excellent staff

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He has always listen to me and let's me know what I need to do so my problems don't get worse.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

very easy to talk to and tells it like it is.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr Ruff , Stella & Team are very competent & kind

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Friendly, to the point, and instructive as to my future health needs!

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Dr Ruff is an outstanding physician.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Been seeing him for many years.Always professional.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. B. Ruff is a brilliant doctor. Saved my eyesight.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ruff has an awesome chair side manner. He provided every treatment option available to me so I could make the right choices with his professional advice. I was completely confident Dr. Ruff really cared about me having a realistic and positive outcome.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ruff has been monitoring my vision for years, eye is exam seems very complete, and he is quite pleasant.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Always has been professional and thorough.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough and explained things well.

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January 24, 2022

0.0

After he explained everything, he asked if I had a question and when I asked he rudely said “that has nothing to do with what I just talked about” However it absolutely did have everything to do with what he just talked about, it had to do with dry eyes. I then informed him that my rheumatologist advised me to bring the issue (a method feeling on my eye lids) to his attention. He spoke to me like I was a child being reprimanded. He then said well maybe it’s dry eye or the environment I don’t know…and shut down the conversation but ending the appointment and ushering me out. People go to the doctor for help. Majority of the times we aren’t feeling well we don’t need the added stress. Like today.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Like how he explains the examination! No waiting!

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr, Ruff is an excellent and caring physician.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ruff is patient kind And concerned about his patients.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He’s through and seems to be completely knowledgeable about his profession.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

I have recommended Dr.Ruff many to family and friends. His honesty, knowledge and expertise are a rare find

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Sincere and caring

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Very clear diagnosis

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Good Doctor Patient relationship

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Expert and great results. I totally trust his judgment

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Answers your questions. Explains what a patient needs to know

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Ruff has vast experience and knowledge of his practice!

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Explanation of your particular eye problem.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Ruff for 15 years and have been very satisfied.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Ruff is very though and straight forward

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Great care

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January 03, 2022

1.0

Left confused not treated.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

He did an outstanding job replacing my cataracts and giving me vision better than I have ever had. Each year when I do my follow up he continues to do excellent work. I would highly recommend him.

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January 01, 2022

4.0

Satisfied

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January 01, 2022

5.0

Dr.Ruff and his staff were very pleasant to be with at the office. They made sure that I was comfortable and acted very professionally. I was put at ease and all my questions were answered without hesitation.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Dr is very kind and caring, explains exam so it is understandable and provides ample time for questions

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Very personable and explains what I need to know so I and understand.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Been my doctor for many years and always helpful and knowledgeable. Explains everything well.

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December 26, 2021

3.0

he seems very knowledgeable but I also felt like he didn't necessarily believe what I was telling him about the pressure and discomfort in my eye. I would say I wasn't happy with the overall visit.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Takes his time in answering any questions I might have

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December 24, 2021

1.0

OUR SCORE IT IS ;BECAUSE HE DIDNT TAKE CARE US OR ADVISE US WHERE OR WHICH MEDICAL FACILITIES WE ARE TO SEE SERVICES AT.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Very kind and considerate person.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

He did my eye surgery years ago. He is an excellent doctor. I have recommended him to many others!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing. A professional

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December 20, 2021

5.0

He is professional and trustworthy.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ruff has a different perspective than I am used to but his professionalism is tops. It gives me great confidence in his ability and I am actually looking forward to having the surgery on both eyes and enjoying life once again having much improved vision.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and informative

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Felt confident in his experience.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Excellent work

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Excellent care and your appointment is on time.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Excelencia absoluta.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

good medical care and communication

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Disclosures

Bradley E. Ruff, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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