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

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4.8 / 5 (Based on 199 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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August 24, 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Pierce-Ruhland for more than 20 years now. He is an excellent physician and I have every confidence in him.
June 12, 2017
Dr. Pierce-Ruhland is far and above any physician I have seen in my 77 yrs. He is thorough, knowledgeable, caring and makes me feel like I am his only patient. The Best !!
May 15, 2017
This doctor is knowledgeable and compassionate. I am grateful to have him as my primary doctor, and I trust his judgement completely.
April 28, 2017
Always the best experience
April 25, 2017
I always have a good experience with Dr. Pierce-Ruhland. He is a very thorough, professional doctor who takes time with his patients and answers or addresses any questions or needs you may have. I have referred many patients to him along with, recently, my daughter. I would not go to anyone else!!
April 10, 2017
Dr Pierce Ruhland is one of the best doctors I have had in my 61 years. He never lets you leave without a written synopsis of what was discussed, which is SO valuable.
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.
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