Dr. Ruark is wonderful. He is easy to talk to, very responsive and helpful. Unlike a lot of other surgical practices, he is very accessible. He will actually call you back in person if you have a question or concern. He gives honest advice and takes time with his patients. I also very much appreciate his conservative approach. He is realistic about what surgery can and cannot do and the outcomes you can honestly expect. That is not true of many surgeons! He is someone I truly trust. [Single best thing is...] Had total knee replacement and, while it will never be the equal of a "youthful knee" I appreciate that I have been able to regain and preserve the mobility that allows me to do the things I want and need to do to enjoy life.
Dr. Ruark went over my MRI (of lower back) results and gave me a copy of the radiologist's report. He highlighted the areas of concern. He referred me to a neurosurgeon of my choice and gave me a couple of key questions to ask. His office made the appointment for me. Lastly, I had explained that I felt it was time for my right knee replacement and because I didn't want to have it done before the end of the year, he had his staff give me tentative surgical date for January, 2020. [Single best thing is...] He listens to me as the patient.
[Satisfied] Cuz I feel good and he said all is well. [Single best thing is...] To be out of pain...amazing! Wonderful office staff, great hospital stay, all is right with the world!
Answers and explanations were clear and direct.
[Highly satisfied] Because Dr. Ruark is the best! No more arthritis pain!
Skilled practitioner. Good demeanor with patient.
Nice Doctor to talk to, plus my wife had both knees replaced by him.
Efficient process for scan and diagnosis from doctor with clear marching orders for F/U
The doctor was friendly, listened carefully to what I said, respecting my time, and shared his professional opinions while simultaneously giving me options.
Had staples removed after surgery. PAC Brian is very knowledgeable & helpful. Dr. Ruark is a great surgeon. He is very personable & treats his patients like part of the family. Still recovering but I think I will be much better than I was.
Doctor answered all my questions. In retrospect, I probably should have asked more questions about post op expectations with respect to the surgery itself, not just recovery time. Quick recovery.
He's very good to deal with. No Pain and great treatment methods.
I have been going to Dr. Ruark for years and he has been excellent to me. He is understanding and easy to deal with because he is patient and understanding. His follow up is very good and he makes the treatment was painless.
Dr. Ruark and is staff are awesome. This was my 1st surgery and they made me feel at ease and explained everything.
Dr. Ruark is both professional and personable. He puts the patient at ease and understands the problem/pain. I was offered several choices and allowed to direct my treatment.
Received two cortisone shots in each knee...helped a little bit.
My surgeon did a great job on my left knee total replacement. Easy recovery.
The speed of the check in was great. The Doctor's bedside manner was amazing. Open and honest. He answered all of my questions, and asked some thought provoking ones as well.
Dr. Ruark's office is very inviting starting with the check in, etc. Dr. Ruark replaced my left hip last year with excellent results and I was very ready to have my right hip replaced this year because I knew that I was in excellent and very caring hands. Dr. Ruark is kind, caring and compassionate and very talented! I'm so thankful to him for giving me my life back! From start to finish EVERYTHING about my right hip replacement 3/11/19 was the best thing! Thank you, Dr. Ruark!
Very helpful appointment. Answered questions and concerns. Very professional and sincere.