Bradley E. Ruff, MD

Bradley E. Ruff, MD

4.8 
578 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.8
4.8 
578 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

113 Reviews
November 01, 2019

have recommended him many times

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October 22, 2019

Dr RUFF is very professional

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October 15, 2019

always very caring

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October 07, 2019

Care very good above and beyond.

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October 04, 2019

Doctor Ruff and his staff are excellent. They show they really care about each and everyone of their patients.

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September 30, 2019

Dr. Ruff always explains my condition and how the results of the tests & results of the visit compare with those of the previous one. He always listens to my comments and answers my questions. I always recommend him.

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September 28, 2019

great people very happy

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September 28, 2019

excellent

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September 26, 2019

Dr Ruff explains everything clearly, and is excellent answering questions.

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September 20, 2019

excellent

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September 20, 2019

Dr Ruff is phenomenal!!

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September 15, 2019

dr. Ruff always does an excellent job of explaining the status of my eyes.

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September 13, 2019

I am always very impressed with Dr. Ruff and his staff. They are very friendly, knowledgable and great to work with.

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September 09, 2019

dr ruff is an excellent physician - great confidence in him.

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August 21, 2019

Dr. Ruff and staff are the best; he is so knowledgeable, patient, and concerned always about our whole physical health, not just our eyes. We have been with Dr. Ruff for 30+ years.

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August 02, 2019

I will recommend

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July 27, 2019

My whole experience was very good. I have been seeing D, Ruff for annual visits for quite some time.

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July 21, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Ruff for years, and he is a total professional

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July 12, 2019

Dr Ruff is a wonderful, caring and proficient Doctor.

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July 08, 2019

Been seeing the doctor for years great that he's more time in Grayslake now

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July 02, 2019

I have complete confidence in Dr. Ruff. He always takes time to discuss any of my concerns

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June 28, 2019

I do recommend others to Dr. Ruff and his Care Team.

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June 28, 2019

Dr. Ruff has provided me excellent care during my bilateral Cataract Surgery. Gave realistic expectations pre-op .

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June 13, 2019

I have been using *Dr. Ruff for many years and would recommend him to others.

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June 13, 2019

he is a terrific provider!!

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June 05, 2019

Dr. Ruff has been great and I am VERY happy with the results of my cataract surgeries he performed.

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June 04, 2019

Dr. Ruff is a no nonsense Doctor which I appreciated.

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June 03, 2019

Dr. Ruff provides excellent care.

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May 13, 2019

Dr Ruff is an outstanding professional

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May 04, 2019

good

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April 22, 2019

always very good treatment

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April 18, 2019

Wouldn't go to anyone else - Dr Ruff has taken great care of me.

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April 11, 2019

good experience

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April 03, 2019

I've already recommended him to others.

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March 29, 2019

awesome Dr and staff

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March 29, 2019

best people in the world

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March 29, 2019

the best people

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March 19, 2019

Dr. Ruff has been my eye doctor for many years. There is none better and I am fortunate to have Dr. Ruff.

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March 15, 2019

Felt a little rushed for first time vist, but it was okay.

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March 13, 2019

Dr. Ruff ALWAYS discusses and explains my condition and answers any questions I may have.

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March 11, 2019

I am a long time satisfied patient.

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March 10, 2019

I had a very good experience. The receptionist even went with me to my car to make sure I got there all right.

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March 09, 2019

Dr. Ruff was great! I recommend him to all my friends and co workers

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March 09, 2019

You need to have EXCELLENT as a possible choice!!! Very good is not good enough

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March 07, 2019

*Dr. Ruff is certainly the most qualified eye doctor in the world. As a world traveler, I have not met such a great and exceptional expert. He spent ample time with my son to diagnose his condition. You're lucky to have *Dr. Ruff.

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March 06, 2019

Dr. Ruff and his staff are compassionate and caring. For example, when I told him I forgot my hearing aids, he kindly faced me when talking, made eye contact, and took the time to make sure I understood his explanations. I am so grateful to have found this doctor.

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February 28, 2019

good

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February 18, 2019

I like *Dr. Ruff - have been going for a number of years.

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February 18, 2019

Good care.

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February 08, 2019

The printed information from Dr Ruff extremely useful, provided info that I forgot to ask.

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February 04, 2019

Dr Ruff and his staff came highly recommended. I am very pleased with my care.

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February 04, 2019

Consumate professional exhibiting both concern and expertise combined with friendliness (that has developed over the course of many years). Seeing Dr. Ruff is always a very pleasant experience!

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January 31, 2019

Excellent Opthamologist, caring and professional.

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January 25, 2019

VERY GOOD

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January 21, 2019

excellent, as always

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January 15, 2019

I love the care I receive

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December 31, 2018

Dr. Ruff was a little less friendly than the other doctors, but I think he was just more reserved and it came off a little unfriendly because he still talked to me respectfully and listened to me.

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December 21, 2018

great

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December 14, 2018

good

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November 30, 2018

Dr. Ruff's attention, concern, and discussion/explanation/advice were all excellent.

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November 20, 2018

Absolutely the best doctor. Your org. is fortunate to have such an amazing doctor as *Dr. Ruff. He is thorough, informative and genuine. We cannot say enough about how great *Dr. Ruff is.

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November 13, 2018

Just a wonderful experience from start to finish. A top "doc".

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November 03, 2018

Dr. Ruff is very good and I trust him with my care. Unfortunately, discussions tend to be one sided and authoritative. Even in my adding comments, he is less than interactive and partnering. It is like he has what he has to say to finish, and that is all.

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October 25, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Ruff to many people and will continue to do that.

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October 24, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Ruff for over 30 years and have always had confidence in him. This is why I continue to see him

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October 14, 2018

I completely trust Dr. Ruff to solve my eye problems. I was terrified when I went to the appointment with poor vision and he knew the procedure that I need to have done to remedy the problem.

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October 12, 2018

dr Ruff always professional and appreciative of the time he spends explaining exams

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October 10, 2018

I ALWAYS have a good visit with Brad. He's very thorough.

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September 28, 2018

everything was just ok

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September 28, 2018

just love my doctor

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September 28, 2018

great doctor and his staff

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September 19, 2018

Dr Ruff and his staff are exceptional. They work well together referring to getting your pre-work done before seeing the doctor and when the doctor comes in to see you. Very well coordinated.

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August 27, 2018

Dr. Ruff is the BEST!

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August 27, 2018

good

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August 23, 2018

Dr. Ruff always asks me if I have any questions. He always makes sure I hear him (I am hard of hearing) and he treats my questions with respect. I am very confident that I am getting the best care possible for my eyes.

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August 10, 2018

Dr Ruff has been my eye doctor for many years, great trust & confidence

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July 27, 2018

excellent experience

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July 21, 2018

felt very relaxed and comfortable w/ visit.

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July 21, 2018

as always excellent

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July 10, 2018

It is very convenient to have my Doctor so close to home at Lake Forest Hospital.

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July 07, 2018

Great experience with a terrific doctor!

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June 20, 2018

For my confidence in my care providers: way beyond Very Good; should have an option for Excellent (10)!

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June 19, 2018

Dr. Ruff is the best and that's why I stayed with him!

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June 19, 2018

This visit was just my annual checkup, which went very well.

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June 18, 2018

I am a llong time patient of this provider

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June 14, 2018

We love Dr. Ruff and grateful he performed his eye surgery and is under his care.

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June 10, 2018

he was very quick and bed side manner had a lot to be desired

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June 10, 2018

Dr. Ruff is great. We recommend him to our friends all the time. Great experience.

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June 01, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Ruff for 15+ years - he is the ultimate professional, and I am lucky to have found him as my eye doc - I have recommended him to several other patients.

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May 23, 2018

Courteous, professional and genuine.

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May 16, 2018

Dr. Ruff has provided exceptional care along with his staff. I have already recommended him and will continue to recommend to others if the opportunity presents itself.

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May 14, 2018

dr Ruff as always very professional and thorough

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May 14, 2018

Always an appointment I look forward to

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May 07, 2018

the doctor was very rude. A very bad experience. I will never return to see this doctor.

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May 07, 2018

Dr Ruff is amazing. He is so calming and explains everything so you understand.

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May 02, 2018

Excellent experience

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April 18, 2018

I have been going to *Dr. Ruff for yrs. I trust him & his staff - very caring & friendly. Excellent care over the yrs.

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April 05, 2018

Dr. Ruff is GREAT!!

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April 02, 2018

Excellent.

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March 30, 2018

great doctor and his people are the best

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March 30, 2018

best personal in the world

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March 27, 2018

excellent

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March 26, 2018

Dr Ruff and his assistants are always caring and efficient. Dr Ruff is very good about explaining what is going on with my eyes and future changes in medication if needed.

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March 21, 2018

All good.

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March 18, 2018

Dr Ruff is excellent

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March 04, 2018

Dr. Ruff always takes time to listen to my concerns and thoroughly explains treatment. He is friendly and does not rush. I have recommended Dr. Ruff to several friends - and one is now his patient.

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February 27, 2018

Dr. Ruff was listened and asked questions. Explained cataract surgery, what may happen after and what to look forward to. I also liked the fact that there was written information concerning cataract surgery, information about Dr. Ruff as an eye surgeon, what he does and how he handles the surgeries. very informative.

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February 26, 2018

great

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February 22, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Ruff to my friends. One of his current patients had recommended him to me.

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February 18, 2018

satisfied any of my fears

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January 20, 2018

Dr. Ruff is an excellent surgeon and has taken very good care of me.

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January 14, 2018

excellent

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January 09, 2018

I really appreciated the time Dr. Ruff took to explain my situation and address my concerns. It was very helpful.

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