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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
  • 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 Conditions
  • 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

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

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

165 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Always had a great relationship with Dr. Babuich and his team. Recommend them anytime.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2024

As previously stated! Absolutely love Virginia! She is the best! She's helped more than any medical providers over my 70 years!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

I've been sick for awhile but I work and doctors just weren't listening. She took her time to understand and handled my issues with care.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Virginia Brugger is the absolute best! She has been taking care of me for several years now and I trust her explicitly!

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

The only problem I ever have when contacting my doctor's office is the incredibly long hold times before actually getting to speak to someone. Unfortunately, occasionally I must speak to someone and those hold times are dreadfully long.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

I can't say enough nice things about Virginia. She is an amazing professional and person.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

She discusses everything in detail so I understand it no matter how long it takes and I so respect that

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

I appreciate the fact that Virginia took the time with me to talk to me about my concerns and make me feel comfortable about everything and that she was willing to take the time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

I feel the care I receive from Virginia is excellent. She makes me feel completely at ease and never discounts my concerns. I trust her opinions and can openly discuss my needs.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Virginia always does an excellent job. The clinic is lucky to have someone like her working for the organization. She is very dedicated to her profession. She followed up with me quickly, ref concerns regarding some of my test results.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

With my work schedule, Zoom appointments are the most logical way to interact with my health care providers.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Virginia is probably the most attentive practitioner I've had. She listens and that skill is lost on most CCF providers.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

True pro. She listens and I trust her.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Virginia Brugger is such a caring and thorough provider. I feel confident in her care that I am being well taken care of.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Virginia is the best!! I have been seeing her since 2017 and I live in Cleveland and drive 45 minutes to see her

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Virginia Burger very caring I can tell her anything if you listen to my concerns or pain thank you for your service for my heart

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

She always listens and tries to answer and fix your concerns. Great provider

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Love her! She is the best health care provider I have ever seen! She is caring and listens. Takes her time in solving my concerns. She is extremely knowledgeable in many things. I can't say enough about her.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

She is great

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Bruegger is an amazing doctor who helps you manage your healthcare needs! Incredibly knowledgeable and amazing not only at her job, but how she treats her patients! Just WONDERFUL all around!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Virginia is an excellent care provider. She has and continues to take extra time with me to help figure out my concerns and symptoms.She cares about me as a patient and helps me to understand my problems.

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.

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