Dr. Michael Rutman, DO

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2355 S. Melrose Dr., Suite 430, Vista, CA, 92081
9850 Genesee Ave., Suite 430, La Jolla, CA, 92037

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Dr. Rutman practiced medicine in the Detroit, Michigan area until 1985 at which time he moved with his family to San Diego, California. In 1985, he founded North Coast Internal Medicine and set up practice in Encinitas, CA. He joined the medical staffs of Scripps Encinitas and La Jolla Hospitals. In 1992, he opened a second office in the Ximed building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

In 2010, Dr. Rutman moved his Encinitas office to a brand new, modern state-of-the-art building located at 2355 S. Melrose on the border between Carlsbad and Vista. He continues to have admitting privileges at Scripps Encinitas Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla where he has remained on-staff, uninterrupted for 25 years.

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I just had my first appointment with Dr. Rutman, and I am pleased. His staff was very friendly, and the place itself was very neat. The waiting area has super comfy chairs, but don't get too comfortable, you won't be waiting too long! Dr. Rutman was very polite and made me feel comfortable when explaining my situation. Will be booking again!

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Very knowledgable and professional. Very nice staff and easy to find as well as ample parking.

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Very good.

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It was a good start. He was very receptive to the questions that I had and accommodating. The staff was as well.

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Excellent.

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Very receptive to my issues, and I already am appreciating scheded follow-up early next week!

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Besides the wait, the visit was great!

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Great first visit.

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Staff was helpful. Zoc doc did not send over my appointment which caused confusion and extra time.

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Quick, easy, professional.

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The doctor took his time and made sure to ask a lot of questions so he can really identify what is going on. Do much different and better than my last one! The last doctor I had practically pushed me out the door. When i walked out -he was on his phone. No more than 2 minutes in his office. The location wad a hassle to find because any map wrist or Google map will bring you to the wrong location so that's the annoying. The parking is free under 30 minutes but 4 dollars for the first hour. All in all I would highly recommend him:)

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Great Place! I was able to book an appointment on the same day I wanted to go in, guess I got lucky. Even though he is not my primary doctor, I can tell he is very professional and great consultation.

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Very professional doctor. I felt very comfortable and he did a thorough job in my initial eval. I am happy he's my primary.

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Very good visit, great advice. Thanks!

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Great staff very helpful, and nice!

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Dr Rutman was willing to listen with gentle bedside manner. Ordered appropriate tests to decipher medical problems that may not be apparent on physical exam. Medical staff were friendly and ambitious and technically skilled. Vey pleasant experience!

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Very professional & his knowledge about my obscure condition was very comforting

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Would recommend. Great location, clean, and very friendly staff.

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It was great. Fast, wasn't waiting at all. great doctor.

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Terribly unprofessional office environment. Dr. Rutman kept me in his waiting room 45 minutes while his administrative assistants gossiped, and he didn't listen to my problems, making our visit extremely unproductive.

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I was very pleased with my visit to Dr. Rutman's office. The office is brand new, really clean and very nice. Dr. Rutman and his nurse were extremely knowledgeable in addressing my health concerns.

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He's good

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