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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Lorain Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Enzyme Tests
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Screening
  • Contraception
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Longitudinal Care of Adults
  • Medication Management
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
  • Women's Health
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Chest Sounds
  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Abnormal Kidney Function
  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Abscess - Minor
  • Absent Period
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acne
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Sexual Health
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Rash
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Gout
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Arm Bulging Muscle
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atypical Chest Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Boils
  • Breast
  • Carbuncles
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Female Incontinence
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Stress and Physical Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Gain
View all 58 Specialties +


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About Virginia Brugger, CNP

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, MSN, FNP  2010
Case Western Reserve University, B.A. Biology 2003
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Family Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Certification as a Menopause Practitioner, 2019
    Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, 2019

Professional Highlights

  • National Certified Menopause Practitioner, 2019  (North American Menopause Society)
    Primary Care Women's Health Specialist
    Faculty, Transition to Primary Care Practice Program
    Cleveland Clinic Community Care Patient Safety and Quality Committee
    Cleveland Clinic Community Care Adult Clinical Quality Practice Committee
    Manager Advanced Practice Practitioners Lorain Primary Care Service Area
    DEA-X certification in Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2010


  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty Interests

Health Promotion and Wellness, Women's Health, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Headaches, Asthma, Smoking Cessation


  • North American Menopause Society
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
Patient Satisfaction Reviews

174 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

She has been the medical provider I have ever gone to! She is smart and listens to my concerns and addresses them.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Would definitely recommend her. I hope she never leaves the CCF!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

There should be a rating higher than 5, "Exceptional" when it comes to the care of Virginia Brugger.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I have nothing but respect for my doctor ans staff they always address the problem and treat me with the almost respect

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Virginia Brugger is a wonderful provider!!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

The best CNP !!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

The doctor (Virginia) was absolutely excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I hope she stays with the clinic forever. She is the best

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Virginia is wonderful. She takes time and listens to your concerns. I have recommended several people to her and they are glad I did!!!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

She is the best I've ever had

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Virginia is a great provider. I have full confidence with her

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

She is best medical provider I have ever seen in my 69 years! CCF is lucky to have her! She is smart, caring and really takes her time. She al always helps me. I'm grateful to have her. I hope she never leaves Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Virginia is the absolute best! She is always attentive to my concerns and talks things through with me to find the treatment option I'm most comfortable with. Her kindness, empathy and care are not typically found in doctors offices anymore - definitely a keeper!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

*Brugger is amazing wish I found her sooner. I will never go to any one else. She takes initiative and helps other providers when needed.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

She is a. Very good provider she is very thorough. Always friendly and does not push you but suggest things for better health. There needs to be more providers like her makes you feel comfortable and important.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

NP Brugger is the best. Always professional, knowlegeable, and highly caring and concerned for my well being. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

She was wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Virginia is very good.she listens to u and explains things without making u feel rushed

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

VBB is amazing, she was super thorough and took the time to understand everything that was going on to get me the right a antibiotic with my allergies. I am taking this survey soly to give her praise and ensure her recognition. She is a primary reason why I come to the cleveland clinic. She even followed up on my Labs the next day with comments. Above and beyond excellent care, thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Virginia is an excellent care provider!!!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Virginia is a great example of what a physician should be she listens and genuinely cares for her patients. I recommend her to all my friends and family. The Clinic is lucky to have her and her staff!

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Virginia Brugger is wonderful! She is so thorough and caring.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Virginia has been the best healthcare provider I have ever had! She is attentive, helpful, caring and just very knowledgeable. She has helped me with many health problems I've had. She is a true asset to CCF. I pray she never goes elsewhere.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

As previously commented. Virginia is the best healthcare provider I have ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Virginia Brugger is the absolute best provider you have at the Cleveland Clinic. She truly cares about her patients and goes above and beyond. Honestly she is the only person that keeps me at the Cleveland Clinic. Always listens to my concerns, and if she can't help she gets me in touch with someone who can.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Virginia Brugger cares about her patients and it shows.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Brugger is an excellent physician. She really cares about the health and well being of her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Virginia is fantastic. She is kind and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Ms. Brugger has always been so kind, caring, and professionally knowledgeable toward me. She makes me feel so comfortable, and so easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

She delivers exceptional care

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Virginia was fantastic! I sought her out because I knew she had expertise in menopause and because she is an FNP. She was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and professional. She addressed my health promotion needs while I was in for an episodic visit. She completely involved me in every aspect of my care and listened very well, and respected my choices. I'm a fan and will seek her out for future visits and primary care. I'll also be referring friends to her.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

She's awesome

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Virginia Brugger is a very caring, knowledgeable and understanding care provider. I have seen her for years and will continue to do so. I trust her.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Virginia had been my doctor for over 10 years she is very professional and always is trying to find a solution for every health issue that I have. She is so humble and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Virginia demonstrates a professional demeanor, she is patient, kind, and intelligent. She is an excellent listener. She is thorough. A joy.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

She was very caring and understanding with all my issues that I presented to use, Referred and gave me a lot of advice and guidance with everything. She was very patient with me.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

My wife and I love Virginia Brugger she is very thorough and kind. I feel well cared for under her guidance. She does not judge but makes suggestions

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Again Virginia is the best health care provider I ever had!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Bruger to many of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Doctor Brugger excellent

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Virginia deserves a rating of 10. She takes her time listening and cares about my issues I can't imagine seeing another Primary,all of your caregivers should be like her Virginia is very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to try to solve all my issues

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Virginia is the best around. She is an excellent healthcare provider.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Virginia Brugger is fabulous!! She listens and genuinely cares

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

I can not say enough great things about Virginia! She is kind, smart, and so accommodating! She Listens!!

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