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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 11/4/2021, 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

215 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

31 Patient Comments

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 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 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

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

The doctor was exceptional. Very helpful and could not have been a better appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr Paixao is the epitome of effectiveness and care.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Always a pleasure dealing with Dr. Paixao and her staff.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Paixao is extremely caring and takes the time to explain the care she is providing.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Paixao and her nurse are phenomenal

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Paxio is outstanding and has helped improve my health.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr and Nurse we're both very helpful the experience helpful and efficient.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Very good Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

The doctor was able to come up with an action plan that hopefully will lead to a plan to pre r t my ckd from progressing

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr Rute PIxao,exceptional!!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr Paixao has gone over and beyond to work with my other doctors. I'm so lucky to have her on my team. She truly looks out for me

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I see a team of doctors at Cleveland Clinic Florida, but Dr. Paixao is definitely at the top of my list. Although I can see she has a heavy patient load, she always takes the time to listen to and address my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

She is a great Doctor I love her great human being.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

This Doctor has put my health back in track I'm very grateful to her.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Paixao has kept me alive all these years. I have all the respect in the world for her as a physician. She also has my greatest confidence and respect!

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