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Department Kidney Medicine
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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As of 1/3/2023, 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

185 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

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr was excellent. Spoke clearly and easy to understand her advice.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr Rute Paixao is an excellent doctor, she cares very much for her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr Paixao is amazing. So smart, compassionate, and always looks at me as a person, not just 2 kidneys. I can't imagine a better physician anywhere.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

I admire and respect Dr. Rute Paixaoher dedication, opinion, plan of care and her mutual respect for me is so refreshing. I look forward to my appointments with her.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr. Paixao is everything a doctor should be: caring, knowledgeable, thorough and very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Paixao and Nurse Mary Jane are always attentive and quick to respond to any inquiries. They are thoughtful and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Paixao is a joy to work with. She listens and responds clearly to concerns. She is proactive, identifying things within her care area, as well as outside her care. She reminds me of pending follow up for Cleveland Clinic and is a consummate professional. Paixao is an asset to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

I am lucky and privileged to have Dr. Paixao supervising my care, her expertise in nephrology is exemplary and her bedside manner is wonderful. I recommend her highly to anyone in need of a caring and capable nephrologist. She's an asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr Piaxo takes the time to make you feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Paixao takes the time to explain everything and is concerned that I understand completely

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. Paixao and her nurses have been easy to and have always answered any question easily so I understand

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

The doctor is caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr paixao and all personal are very nice dr paixao is a excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Paixao is very professional and she knows very well her knologements

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Paixao is not only an excellent doctor, but is always very prompt addressing any concerns I have, when using my chart messaging for any medication or issues for my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Wonderful doctor! Very knowledgeable! Explained everything very well!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

The PA who assisted me was excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Paixao is a true professional and has a wonderful personality. I travel from DelrayBeach to see her and staff. It is worth it

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

She takes the time to explain everything and ensures understanding from my standpoint

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr Paixao, is an outstanding and caring doctor. I highly reccomend her/\.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr Paixao has always been very concerned and has always listened to my concerns/fears which she has consistently addressed.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Excellent physician all around, couldn't be happier!

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Appointments with any provider are extremely hard to come by especially my primary physician.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Wonderful experience with Dr. Rute Paixao. She was very gracious, explaining everything in a clear manner. It's rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Always will recommend the Doctor and her staff. Couldn't be more caring. Nice and friendly and informative is this offices main concern and it shows each time I visit.,

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

The doctor showed true concern, She was up front with me about what I need to do and not do to improve my health.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

I strongly recommend Dr. Paixao. She is a very caring and knowledgeable .

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

I have noProblem in recommending Dr Paixao to anyone

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