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Department Nephrology and Hypertension
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 24 H Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Urine Protein Test
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Anemia
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cystic Disease
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Gout
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Adenocarcinoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cysts, Simple
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrology
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Renal Failure
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Swollen Leg
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vasculitis
View all 38 Specialties +


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About Rute Paixao, MD

Rute Paixao, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist and staff member of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

She has received her medical degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, School of Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1998. She completed her Internal Medical Internship at Hospital Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal, and her Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Florida, in Weston, FL.

Dr Paixao specializes in all areas of Nephrology, including Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Renal Transplantation, Hypertension, and Glomerulonephritis. She has a special interest in Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, performing Kidney Biopsies, and actively teaching in the Nephrology Fellowship and Internal Medicine Residency Programs.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Internal Medicine
Weston, FL USA

Medical Education - Universidade De Lisboa

Additional Training

  • Certifications
  • Nephrology


  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

chronic kidney disease, dialysis, dialysis chronic kidney disease, dialysis and kidney biopsy, end stage renal disease, general nephrology, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, predialysis care, renal biopsies, renal diseases, renal transplantation medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 8/31/2020, Dr. Paixao 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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* 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

200 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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

I am very pleased and happy with Dr. Paixao and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

The doctor was communicating extremely well ( as always ) and we covered all the important points!

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

The doctor is always blunt in her comments and always gets her message across

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Paixao is terrific.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Provider is great but I would not recommend the tests. Elsewhere is better

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

care from the doctor was great, the tests that were prior to the visit were bad

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Best Dr ever!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Paixao is a consummate professional. Friendly, efficient and an excellent Physician! She is a credit to your staff and will remain my long as she can bear up to my bad jokes.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr Rute Paixao is undoubtedly the BEST nephrologist you have there at the clinic! I owe my life to her, and the excellent care she has provided me with over the past 13 / 14 years... May Gods bless her immensely!!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Marianne Dr P's nurse is always very pleasant and helpful. Dr P heard my wife had asked a question and kindly called us at home to answer her question. my wife and I appreciated this conscientious and personal service beyond the call of duty.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

I have seeing Dr Paixao for a couple of years.She works with me to answer all my questions and to address all my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr Paixao all the time Her level of care is wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

I travel over 30 miles each way to see Dr Paixao and her nurse. well worth the trip

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Paixao is terrific. excellent doctor and very fine person.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

I think Dr Paixao is amazing! she always listens carefully and makes me feel like a person, not just a body with kidney disease. And her nurse, Mary Jane, is also wonderful, as our the people in the department who answer the phone.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Paixao always treats me with care and compassion, and I appreciate that she speaks frankly, but with kindness. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Excellent doctor extremely efficient and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Paixao is very knowledgeable I have complete trust in her.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr Paixao has been such a blessing to me in keeping my kidney functioning adequately so that i do not have to have dialysis. I will give "A+" if you will accept that. God bless your practice Dr. Paixao, you are an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

excellent nurse and doctor

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Only good thing to say about Dr. Paixao and her staff.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

when I called in I explained I needed urology for a upj obstruction. when I came for my appointment I was scheduled with sr paxio. she was the wrong doctor and she was very kind to explain this to me which I then realized the appt setter must have thought it was a kidney disease. I was told my bloodwork was really good but I did not have an bloodwork done??? before I left the room I was handed papers for another patients bloodwork. I have heard great reviews for Cleveland and have had some epic failures with some of my doctors where I live and I am trying very hard to regain medical confidence. I was told I need surgery and still feel Cleveland has to have great doctors so I would appreciate it if someone would contact me from your hospital to discuss my future appointments. I do realize med professionals and the public has been under so very stressful times aside from my own experiences.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020


Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Rute Paixao in the past and will continue to do so. She is my Nephrologist forever.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

I always get honest and straight to the point feedback from the doctor.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Paixao, Mary Jane Jacinto and all the other members of the Nephrology Dept have always been very responsive. I know that when I reach out to them, I'll hear back quickly.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I think the world of Dr Paixao. She always treats me as though she sees me as a person, and not just another chart.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

It felt like a regular visit. I could see and hear Dr Paixao clearly.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

We all love Doctor Paixao! Her staff also always takes the time to help us!My mom was so happy to see her on video chat we were high fiveing each other after! She really is the greatest doctor and totally sincerely cares about us!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

It really was a great experience to be able to see our best doctor on video at the house. We were scared to come to the hospital because of the virus and this way was perfect!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

excellent as always especially when we message our doctor for any information the staff we all know by name and they are always articulate in there messages!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr. Paixao is the best

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

greatly appreciate de detailed explanation and support. thank you Dr Paixao.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Ruth Paixo is the best doctor I have ever had! I owe her my life, and I am forever grateful for having her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

extremely excellent doctor, and through exam.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Doctor discussed my test results with me and what follow up was needed. Answered my questions regarding care needed for a family member and agreed to see that person as a patient.

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