Department Nephrology and Hypertension
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

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 School - 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 9/4/2018, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

228 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

i'm a complex case and Dr. Paixao always has to spend more than the allotted 15 minutes. She explains her thoughts on detail so that I understand. Then she answers my questions until I understand even more.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I love Dr. Paixao and her staff. She is responsive, thorough, ALWAYS explains why she's adding or changing a medication, and she always looks at the big picture, rather than just my kidneys. I feel very fortunate that she's such an integral part of my health care team. She's great!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I met Dr. Paixao when I was first diagnosed with kidney failure during a hospital admission in Oct of 2017. I appreciate that she is direct but kind, thorough, responsive and caring. I'm happy she's my doctor and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

I really feel comfortable and feel I am getting the very best medical attention a doctor can give me. She shows much concern for me and I know I can count on her astute concern for detail in finding the best care.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

We caught the doctor on a frantically busy day. Despite that she took admirable care of chronic business. the

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018


Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Paixao had to take vacation to recertify her specialty. Seh went to a conference and was gone for weeks. As a result her patients were double and triple booked and she was skipping lunch. She was very backed up but this was not her fault or the fault of her staff. Dialysis pts are supposed see their nephro every month and ahe was just catching up from being away.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

good. provider location is far. but overall I would recommend family & friends to come there with serious health issues

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

Excellent physician, straight to the point and punctual. The best waiting time each and every time I see her. I wish others could follow. Only a small suggestion; to speak a little bit slower

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

This doctor was very rushed and had little care for my concerns. She wasn't listening to me when I spoke. I feel as though the visit was a waste of time. I feel she needed to get ride of me to stay on schedule. I am not coming back to see this provider. It's sad because I love Cleveland Clinic and have never before been treated in this manner.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

This care provider is very caring and informative about my treatment.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

I see Dr. Paixao for specialty care (Nephrology and Hypertension). She is so thorough that she could serve as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

this physician has made a very stressful condition so much easier than I could ask for and has helped me keep a very positive attitude.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

I'm very pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Paixao and all my other healthcare providers at CCF. She recalls important healthcare information without prompting from me, knows which medications I'm taking, is familiar with all my health issues, not just my kidney failure, and I especially appreciate that she is always frank but kind in our discussions. I recommend her highly.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

My experience with my doctor has always been very good, she is caring and explains my condition and treatment to me that I can understand.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

We are very pleased with Doctor Paixao, she is a caring Doctor who explained everything in details and in an easy to understand way. She answered all our questions and concerns thoroughly. Thank you Dr. Paixao

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

Dr. Paixao took the time to go over my medication and explained to me possible interactions of the medicines I am taking given my medical condition.

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