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

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4.8 / 5 (Based on 205 Reviews) Read Patient Comments

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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February 11, 2017
My doctor showed he remembered (from memory, not just my chart) a LOT about my background, evidenced genuine concern for me and for preventive measures and was extremely generous with his time. I did not feel rushed at all. Every question was treated seriously and answered thoroughly and a real sense of humanity.
January 21, 2017
They should be allotted more than 15 minutes per patient. 30 minutes makes more sense so we can have an in depth conversation and he can do his treatments. This is a system design issue and in no way detracts from the quality of his care. Rather it is an external constraint placed upon the physicians.
January 16, 2017
No complaints.
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.
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