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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Independence Family Hlth Ctr
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Independence Family Hlth Ctr
Primary Location

Independence Family Hlth Ctr



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About Leslie DiRuzza, DO

Dr. Leslie DiRuzza D.O. is an internal medicine trained physician working in outpatient primary care at the Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center. She received her undergraduate degree in biology/premedicine from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 2010. Completed her medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. Attended internal medicine internship and residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the program in spring 2017. Shortly after she joined the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as part of Community Internal Medicine in August of 2017. Since that time, she has had a clinical focus of primary care with an interest in resident education. She has also been a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) since 2017 and attends their yearly meetings for continuing medical education. Dr DiRuzza has also been newly appointment in October 2021 as Associate Section Head of the Independence practice. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Allegheny General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/22/2024, Dr. DiRuzza has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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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* 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

362 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

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2024

Dr durruzo is amazing

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr Diruzza is a caring, effective medical professional. I appreciated the time she spent with me.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr DiRuzza is a very skilled physician & has responded promptly & with excellent recommendations to improve my health & reduce my pain.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. DiRuzza took her time listening to me during my physical. She is very personable and easy to talk to which is greatly appreciated when you are sharing personal details and health information.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. DiRuzza is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

I have THE best doctor in the world!!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

When reaching out via My Chart re: need for lab order, Dr. DiRuzza's nurse ascertained the need for a hospital d/c ofc. Visit, for which I am grateful, as this was not discussed nor recommended at time of discharge.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. DiRuzza consistently provides the time and attention required at each visit and never makes it feel like she is rushed, even when running behind.This time she provided extra assist by reaching out to another provider and taking the time to update me, in order to ensure that I was seeing the correct specialist for my needs, for which I am quite grateful, in addition to providing consults to two specialists to ease my scheduling.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Diruzza is an excellent physician, she is caring, kind and attentive. She listens to my concerns and together we come up with solutions.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2024

Dr.Leslie Was a very caring, knowledgeable and exceptional doctor ! She had a very congenial personality that cared about me medically and personally as a person . I really appreciate her as a doctor !

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2024

Would definitely recommend Dr. Leslie Diruzza to others !

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr diruzza is a very good and caring doctor

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I've only had one experience when I felt that the provider did not have my health and care that I needed. That provider is no longer. A physician I see or would recommend.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

She was very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I am grateful for the care provided by Dr DiRuzza. I am able to live a healthy life. But I am not fully understanding why blood pressure formulary was changed. The results seem to be less favorable than before. I control my diet exercise and salt intake. I don't know what else I can do. The BP reading was taken twice and there was a wide unexplained difference. But then I am not getting any younger either.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

She really listens and seems to care and want to help

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2024

I love that Dr Dirussa listens to me and understands me

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr DiRuzza was very helpful and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

She is great. She explains and listens to all your concerns. I rate her a 10 plus!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I'm really happy with Dr. DiRuzza

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Diruzza patiently answered all my questions & concerns, making notes in my chart.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

I am beyond happy with Dr Diruzza. She's amazing and recommended cleveland clinic on a regular basis

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Always listens to my concerns. I feel she gives her full attention during each visit.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Getting an appointment with my primary MD within a reasonable timeframe can be lengthy and frustrating.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

My doctor is thorough, excellent at listening and prioritizing my needs, is compassionate and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

I love Dr. DiRuzza. She is very easy to talk to, and answers my questions and concerns with empathy. I never feel rushed during an appointment. She is the best GP I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Leslie DiRuzza saved my life that day. I was in a bad way not feeling well. She was kind and professional. I am forever grateful to her. Thanks for having her at the Cleveland Clinic. She is a Great access to the foundation.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Diruzza was great. Took the time with me and explained everything thoroughly

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

She is a very compassionate listener. She was a huge help in aiding in my decision not to keep putting off a recommended colo-rectal surgery! Let her know I'm in the process of scheduling it.Thank her for the great advice.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Deruzza is always asking more question if I mention something is bothering me and send me for follow up if needed Love her

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Always very happy with the care and concern Dr. DiRuzza provides.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. DiRuzza is Outstanding. She listens and responds though4fully to all questions and concerns. I am incredibly pleased to have her as my primary care physician!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr.,Diruzza is kind, caring and compassionate. She really listens to me.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

The physician was excellent!!!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I was very satisfied and happy with my appointment. The doctor always takes time to talk to me and always asks how I am.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Always glad to see Dr. Diruzza. This was just a routine checkup so it was smooth sailing.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

I genuinely feel comfortable talking to Dr. Diruzza about anything. The ease and knowledge she provides is rare. I appreciate the care she provides. A great listener and she has never rushed me through an appointment like I've experienced for years with other PCP.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr DiRuzza spent an hour with me. Very attentive, showed concern, acknowledged my symptoms and responded with strong aftercare directions. I sincerely respect her.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2023

Dr. Diruzza is amazing. Caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

My doctor is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I think Dr daruza is a good doctor she does spend time with you during the appointments to go over everything with you and try to explain things and also try to see if there's any changes that need to be done with your care or medications.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Diruzza is very compassionate & takes th time to listen to my Health concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

So very pleased that dr. Diruzza is my pcp!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Diruzza has always been accessible If I need an appointment or a med refill, I message her office and I get a response within a day or two. She Is ALWAYS pleasant and easy to talk to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. DiRuzza is an amazing doctor with really good listening skills and with the ability to look into my health problems and provide appropriate answers. She's great!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr gave thoroughl explaiactions and answered all my questions to my satisfaction

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

She is a great addition to your staff. Listens and answers all your concerns. Doesn't rush you even though you know she is busy. Caring physician,

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

She is understanding & knowledge to my medical needs.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Diruzza took time with my many concerns and made me feel like I was her only patient.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Very Good to have a Dr that Care about people.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. DiRuzza is excellent! Very knowledgeable and explains everything! Very caring too! Highly recommend her!!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Doctor DiRuzza Was caring and considering through out the whole visit. She listened to all my concerns and questions and answered everyone of them without brushing me off or doubted me. I felt lucky to have met with her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

She is one of the best Drs I have ever seen,she truly cares and listens to you. She is a 20 in my eyes

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

I am more than happy with my primary doctor Dr hope I never will have to change doctors

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Always get to care that I need with my doctor and Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

She is the most thorough and caring doctor I have ever had. She is really fantastic!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Diruzza covers all my health conditions very well!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. DiRuzza is the BEST ! Very thourough, and takes the time to explaiin everything to me, I.m so very satisfied

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