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Department Kidney Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
Surgeon No
Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Weston Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Nephrology
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Renal Transplant
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Urine Protein Test
View all 10 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
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Kidney Adenocarcinoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cysts, Simple
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nephritis
  • 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 37 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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Internal Medicine
Weston, FL

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 4/23/2024, Dr. Paixao 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

252 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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr. Paixao is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable, thorough, and always covers all details with me.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr Paixao is an outstanding doctor. I am very pleased with her.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

My Doctor is caring and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Rut Paixao is very cordial and careful with my problem and medicine. Thank you for my medical attention.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I've been a patient of this practice for 2+ years. Always have good experiences when I call or need anything from my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

My labs showed some concerns for me when I received them. My doctor assured me they had improved but needed an increase in one supplement.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I received excellent care from my physician.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Paixao has been my Nephrologist for years; I have put my trust on her for my Kidney health and I have made the right choiceDr. Paixao or her nurse Maryjane Jacinto will answer any question I have about my health or a medication very quickly over my chart and I am very appreciative for that

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Paixao is knowledgeable, caring, and really cares about ne as a person

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Paixao is excellent. None better.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

My doctor was so responsive to my initial message about my meds. She was very concerned and set up a video appt that used up part of her lunch time.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Very good experience. This doctor is very straight forward in the questions and explanations. Enjoyed the meeting.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Paixo is a wonderful doctor and a very kind and caring person. I would recommend her and her staff to anyone I know.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Love this doctor and excellent staff

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Paixao is typically prompt and very friendly and informative

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Always a good experience seeing Dr. Paixao

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

She provides explanation of treatment plans in a way that is well understood in a profefessional and caring way.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr.Paixo is the BEST

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Reading paperwork and filling out forms took longer than time needed with provider, especially preregistration forms.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr.P to everyone that may benefit from her assistance.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Paixao is amazing. She is a super doctor and knows her stuff. She makes me feel very comfortable and confident in the healthcare I am receiving. I feel blessed in every sense to have been lucky to get her as a nephrologist. It is approximately 10 years that I have been seeing Dr Paixao and think she's phenomenal

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I have to add that Mary Jane is as outstanding as Dr Paixao and they are an exceptional team. I really do feel blessed to have them

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Paixao is very knowledgeable, professional Courteous, and caring. Have been with her for years and nothing has changed.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. PAIXAO provide me with information, educated and is concern about my health

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Paixao is always very helpful

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

She is a great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Paixao is excellent. I always have a good experience during my appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Paixao is a true professional. She has provided me wonderful care for many years.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Nurse and physician are outstanding in every way

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

While I'm pleased with all of my CC doctors, Dr. Paixao is the best physician I have ever had. As my husband says, my other doctors are great - but Dr. Paixao is definitely the best. She is super smart, remembers everything, calls me if she sees something in my labs that needs immediate attention, rather than waiting for our next appointment to review them. With end stage renal failure, I was on dialysis from Nov 2017 until June 2018. She has managed to keep my off dialysis for 5+ years now, and there aren't enough words to express my gratitude for the level of care she provides.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Excelente Doctor!!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I am very satisfied with the health care and professional knowledge of Dr Paixao

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Only positive with Dr. Paixao . Her nurse is also wonderful. I travel over an hour to see her. I live in Delray Beach. Worth the travel time. Lew

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Paixao saved my life, managed to get me to the point where I could come off dialysis, despite having ESRD, and I've been off dialysis for 5 years now because of her. She is amazing. She never makes me feel rushed, addresses all of my concerns, listens to my input, and is, frankly, the best doctor I've ever had (and I have a lot of great doctors).

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Paixao and Mary Jane, as well as the patient care coordinators, always take great care of me. I've never had a complaint with the Nephrology department. My husband recently needed a nephrologist, and there was only one choice for him - Dr. Paixao, and that's because he's grateful for the wonderful care she's given me over the years.

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