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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Medical School - University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA USA
Undergraduate - University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA USA
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease Implantable Cardiac Devices
Research & Publications
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As of 5/2/2018, Dr. Kruithoff has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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198 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
My visit was for a procedure as a result of a visit to the ER. I met Dr Kruithoff just prior to the procedure...he was very personal. H explained in detail the procedure and met with me afterwards.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018
Dr. Kruithoff is a compassionate, caring doctor. I can text him at any time and get a prompt response.
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018
Too much time sitting around. If the doc is running that far behind, let me know beforehand (by text or call).
Reviewed on May 21, 2018
My experience with Dr. Kruithoff and all of our Cleveland Clinic doctors has always been good.
Reviewed on May 4, 2018
this was my first time with this Dr. and at this location. My original cardogist retired after being a patient of his for 15 plus years. I was pleased with my new Dr.
Reviewed on May 4, 2018
my new Dr spent a good amount of time getting to know me and reviewing my records. it's hard going to a new Dr after 15 plus years.
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
I know he is busy -- and a great doctor, but it's not good to wait 40 - 45 minutes
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
This was my last visit with clinic.i am moving soon to South Carolina and I asked Dr. Kruithoff help in finding a new cardiologist. I was impressed that he took the time to try to find one for me and to advise me on the type of specialist that would be most appropriate. He also reviewed my cardiovascular statis with me and my medications and reassured me my condition was stable. he also advised me I would be under his and the clinics care until I found new physician.
Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018
Everyone was very courteous, but the doctor was a bit behind on his schedule through no fault of his own.
Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018
When I asked if I could stop my 10mg of Lipitor I was not advised of any side effects of stpping the drug. I expressed concerns of long term use but my reading suggests that just stopping cold turkey may not be clinically advisable. Not sure if this Physician is completely informed. Everyone is different and react to changes in meds differently.
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018
This Doctor is my cardiologist and I could not be happier! He listens closely and answers my questions in well understood language. Excellent people skills. He takes the time and obviously cares about his patients! Grade: A+
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018
MD was concerned and was sure to make sure I would be able to care for possible complications, etc..
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018
Dismissive... told "nothing wrong, see me in six months" - questions about symptoms not addressed.
Reviewed on Dec 29, 2017
This provider, Dr. Kruithoff, has been a superb cardiologist for me, providing the best care, information, and support for 13 years. Wonderful.
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