Richard Pierce-Ruhland, MD - Internal Medicine - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Richard Pierce-Ruhland, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
"We provide service-oriented, state-of-the-art medicine. We advise the patient on cost-conscious and ethical evidence-based medicine. We expect a high degree of patient participation and communication. We offer guidance toward best health while examining genetic and lifestyle risks. Where needed, we review options of lifestyle, medication, and surgery to minimize a patient's current and future risks. We work as an office team in an extensive organization to provide comprehensive medical care for the adult patient."



Clinical Interests

  • High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
  • Diabetes Management and Prevention
  • Weight Loss & Management
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Wellness/Preventive Medicine


  • English


  • All Saints


  • Medical School
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Residency
    1988 Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois


  • Internal Medicine


Woodwork and Design |Photography |Classical Music | Digital Recording | Reading (history, religion, exploration)

Practice Restrictions

Dr. Pierce-Ruhland accepts patients 16 years old and older.

Additional Practice Notes

Dr. Richard Pierce-Ruhland has been recognized by the Diabetes Recognition Program of The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for providing quality care to his patients with diabetes.

Patient Reviews

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November 28, 2016
Doctor PR is the best! Smart, caring, and concerned for your welfare!
November 23, 2016
I can say the same about my doctor as I did the nurses, knowledgeable and nice.
November 07, 2016
Dr.Pierce-Ruhland has been our Doctor since shortly after he arrived in Racine. We appreciate the excellent care we have received from him these many years.
September 06, 2016
Just hoping to get the pain resolved
September 05, 2016
Dr. Ruhland always has shown a personal interest in reviewing my health care, and I feel we are communicating with openness and a genuine concern for my best health care.
September 05, 2016
Inever got my lab results on paperwork.
August 15, 2016
I have been a highly satisfied patient of Dr. Pierce Ruhland for at least 20 years now. I feel that I am in good hands when I see him.
July 05, 2016
I find Dr. PR to be an excellent listener, and it is lovely that he talks with me, not to me.
May 30, 2016
He took extra time to deal with a concern that I had. He explained the results of my blood tests very well.
May 16, 2016
Saw Rosamma John most often--very pleased with care.
May 09, 2016
Care I receive is tops.
April 18, 2016
I find Dr. Pierce-Ruhland very easy to talk to which I am thankful to be able to do. As a rule, I'm a bit shy.
April 11, 2016
Dr PR is always concerned about a person's healthy living. Always gives tips on how to prevent issues.
April 05, 2016
Dr. P-R is totally in command of my health care. He knows me and my medications, he understands my aches and pains and always does his utmost BEST to help me in any way that he can concerning my health issues.
March 29, 2016
I feel very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. P-R.
February 22, 2016
Dr. Pierce-Ruhland spent time talking with me about my blood test results and my treatment options. I thought the conversation was excellent with respect to understanding my health and what I should do. He listened patiently to everything that I had to say.
February 22, 2016
I may be biased because I have been seeing Dr. Pierce-Ruhland for twenty years or more. He has always been very considerate and thorough. He always explains different treatments if available and helps me to make the best choice.
February 19, 2016
**** has been suffering from dementia and recently experienced the death of her husband. The doctor and nurse showed such strong patience, compassion, and respect to her. I can't complement them enough. It was obvious that they also spent extra time with her to explain things to her rather than rush her through her appointment.
January 25, 2016
at this time I come in once a year for an annual physical--everyone is very professional and kind to me-the experience is always a good one
December 31, 2015
*Dr. PR is the best! Never left an appt. not satisfied w/care I was given.
December 28, 2015
*PR is always thorough and engaged.
November 30, 2015
This was my last visit with Dr. PR before a relocation to a different state. He has been my doctor for about 25 years and this last visit was very hard for me. I always felt that he really cared for me, always seemed to remember things we talked about, was very good at writing out instructions for any discussions we had and always included me in the discussions when it came to adding a medication or changing a course of action in treatment. He was super conscientious with the ongoing treatment plan for my diabetes and never took any of my complaints or worries as silly or unfounded. I felt that he helped me structure a "team" of health care professionals that could help me through any problem and that I was a part of that team. I actually feel that leaving him as my primary care physician was one of the top three concerns I had about my upcoming move out of state. I don't know if I will find a doctor as kind, courteous and serious about helping me as he has been. I truly feel I had the best doctor in Racine after listening to other people talk about their doctors. I will miss him greatly.
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