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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/30/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

93 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. DiRuzza is always very responsive and is very patient with me and all of my questions!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

I have recommended Dr. DiRuzza several times. She is very thorough and explains the medications and there proper uses.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

I had to wait a few months to see the Doctor for the first visit.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Provider missed any psychological issues I as trying to explain...moved right into all the shots I needed to get or was scheduled for. Didn't look t the entire person. Just checked off the list of questions to ask. This was a first visit, which sh have been a bit more personal. .

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

The physician assistant and Dr. D. were extremely welcoming, polite, attentive, and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

The Dr. was very prompt, friendly, easy to understand and very thorough with my health care.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

I have found an excellent doctor! Dr. DiRuzza was very thorough and explained everything in detail. She shows genuine concern for my health and didn't rush the appointment like other doctors have.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

She is a wonderful doctor! I was extremely happy with my care. Very professional and caring at the same time. it is sometimes hard to find a doctor that you like.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. DiRuzza is amazing. She is kind and empathetic and nonjudgmental. she takes concerns very seriously and spends a great deal of time with her clients and makes sure you know and understand all options available for treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

The experience was great!. Dr. Diruzza wa .attentive and made sure all my questions were answered.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

love my doctor. shes personable and caring. not hard to get an appt

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

scheduling the appointment was easy. the bad part was the actual appointment itself. I made this appointment because of my concern of drastic weight gain after I stopping taking a particular medication. the first thing the doctor had said to me was that I am obese and that I should go back on the medication. I wanted it to be out of my system because it is a controlled substance and I am currently trying to become pregnant. I wanted to go through all of the withdrawals (weight gain being one of them) before the pregnancy rather than during. when I explained that to Dr. Diruzza, she said that I could still take the medication, but once I got pregnant I would be at a high risk of gestational diabetes. I don't want to be at a high risk of anything while pregnant, I don't think anyone does. I don't like how her first response to my concern is to go back on a medication that I've worked so hard to be off of for almost a year now. also, I had asked her to check my thyroids to make sure those were good. she had me sent down for that bloodwork after I asked for it. after discussing my experience of my appointment to some of my medical friends, I was informed that more tests should have been taken to make sure that the extra 50 lbs that I have gained was only from a medication. an example of another test would be my sugar levels. nothing of that matter was ever discussed to me while I was at my appointment. I had another concern of foot pain and swelling of my foot and ankle. she simply brushed it off and said it was because I had gained weight. she didn't help me to figure out the best solution for my problem. she made me feel like crap and that I was fat all of a sudden because I eat too much. that isn't the case because I have changed my whole diet around and I am still gaining weight. I made this appointment to get answers for my concerns and I left feeling worse than before. as soon as I got to my car, I couldn't hold any emotions back anymore and I cried the entire 30 minute drive home. this was the worst doctor's experience of my life.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

the Dr. was very kind and caring and concerned. I appreciated the tlc

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

I had to switch doctors with Dr. Batur leaving the practice. This is my first visit with Dr. DiRuzza. I am absolutely pleased with her, her pleasant demeanor, and the care and concern she provided me. Finding a doctor I really liked, took me years. This unexpected transition was easy and smooth which I couldn't be more pleased with.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2019

Dr. DiRuzza is a genuinely kind and caring physician. She listens and involves me in the decision making process. I am thoroughly happy with Dr. DiRuzza, the care she provides, and very thankful she is part of the Cleveland Clinic staff

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

The doctor was very personable. Took the time to discuss issues. A good physician will take the time to listen and answer questions, this relationship is very important to me.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. DiRuzza is very professional, friendly and takes good care of my health concerns!

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