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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Allegheny General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bradenton, FL USA

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Patient care and teaching residents and medical students.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Leslie DiRuzza, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2021, Dr. DiRuzza 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

98 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

The doctor gives plenty of time to address patients questions,concerns and decisions. She provides a comfortable environment and reassures the patient of questions or confusion as she provides thoughal explanation.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. DiRizza was wonderful. I've had some negative experiences with practioners in the past. She was kind, personable, and listened.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Had some difficulty getting an appointment with a new doctor due to the pandemic. My doctor had retired.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Diruzza and she was just wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Diruzza is a big asset to your medical team and I consider myself fortunate to have her as my provider

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

I generally don't talk about healthcare in my circle, but if anyone ask about a doctor, I would gladly recommend Dr DiRuzza

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Diruzza was excellent! She completely went over the issue(s) I was having. She told me the tests she wanted me to have done and why AND then she asked if I was okay with that!!! PERFECT!! I felt like I was part of my healthcare instead of just being told what test to go have!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I appreciate my doctor's positive attitude, professional advice, and her fast response. I was extremely happy with the visit.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Dr. Diruzza is an amazing physician. She listened well and asked clear questions. She created a safe space to share my concerns and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. She also included me in the decision making process, laying out several options and explaining which one she recommends as the most appropriate for my situation. She also wanted to make sure that the new medication was going to be financially feasible as well. She was clear about her availability in MyChart and who would cover for her once she was out on maternity leave including the dates she would be gone.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. DiRuzza is great. She is patient, never feels rushed with you, and offers thoughtful and practical advice.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

All was excellent. Dr. Dirruza awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

She is very caring and experienced. I actually chose her to be my primary doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr Diruzza is incredible. Cares about my health and we make decisions together as a team.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

The doctor seemed rushed during my appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

This was a new experience - video chatting with a doctor, but she did a very good job of making me feel at ease with the process.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Diruzza is a very compassionate, caring, knowledgeable provider.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

This was my first virtual visit and all the instructions to set up zoom were clear and precise. The communication with doctor was easy and overall the virtual experience was satisfactory.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

She is attentive and empathetic which are qualities not all doctors show when providing care. She creates a comfortable environment and I couldn't be more grateful because I felt like I could be very honest about my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Diruzza is a wonderful doctor! She listens and always includes me in on my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I didn't have a video visit because we weren't able to link up, so my doctor called and we had fo do a phone conversation visit. I liked the old way of going through the express care app it worked much better than my chart

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I always received excellent care at Cleveland Clinic, through Dr. Deyling and other Doctors in her group. I feel that a video visit will be great for most questions and problems. I strongly feel that an annual physical should be an in person visit and consist of blood & urine tests before the physical so that your test results can be discussed at the physical.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

virtual appointment was managed very professionally by the provider

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Very Good The doctor was thorough and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. DiRuzza is a very informative physician, takes her time to make sure everything is up to date and very pleasant.

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