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Dr. Sonia Ruiz, MD

Pediatrician

Professional statement

** Please provide all insurance information prior to your visit! Dr. Ruiz was born in San Juan Puerto Rico. She attended Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania and received a Master's Degree in Nutrition from Michigan State University. For three years she held the title of Director of the Expanded Nutrition Program in Kent County, for Michigan State Unviersity Cooperative Extension Service. She was directly responsible for teaching nutrition to under-priviledged famlies. Later, Ms. Ruiz attended Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. Her residency was well-rounded. She trained at Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, PA and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. She has worked with the Pinellas County Health Department and the Ruskin Health Center and has written extensively about health, nutrition and family medicine. Dr. Ruiz thanks you for making her office your choice. In return, she promises your family the best possible care.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Pediatrician

Practice names

Education and training

  • All Children's Hospital, Residency in Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Ponce Health Sciences University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Michigan State University, Master’s in Nutrition
  • Polyclinic Medical Center (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1629208905

Office locations

Bloomingdale Pediatric Associates

4316 Bell Shoals Rd

Valrico, FL 33596

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Well I have a 3 month old & I went to dr Ruiz to get her ears pierced , I had my 6 year old niece with me n my mom (daughters nana ) so before she started to get mydaughters ears cleaned she asked my mom (nana ) to take my 6 yo niece outta the room now that I understood because the dr didn’t want the 6 yo watching us hold my 3 month old down ...... so I was holding my camera so I could video it that’s what I wanted to have a video of her getting her ears pierced .. The doctor wanted me to help hold my daughter and another person was in the room to hold my daughter as well while she pierced her ears and there was another person in there that could’ve have held the camera and she would not let me take a video I was not happy about that .... Maybe if she gave me an explanation on why I could not videotape it I would’ve been a little more understanding but I got no explanation at all....
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Dr. Ruiz was outstanding. She was professional and personable. I am looking forward to a long relationship with her
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Dr. Ruiz was the sweetest most thorough Dr that I have taken my grandkids too and I will return to her. She is very professional and personable and takes her job very seriously thank you so much dr. Ruiz, you are wonderful.
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I absolutely Love her!!! She is straight to the point and she’s just amazing....
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She’s very straight and to the point!!!
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She was absolutely wonderful. My daughter panicked having blood drawn and Dr. Ruiz was calm and collected and handled the situation very well. The nurses and staff were extremely helpful and very polite. I would absolutely recommend these folks !!!
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I read good reviews about her before my appointment and she was amazing just like everybody else says! Staff are really nice and friendly as well :) Highly recommended!
Less than 1 year ago
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Doctor is a little bit tough but we as parent need that sometimes. Great attitude and service in general; great staff; Doctor is very knowledgable. Bottom line, will totally recommend her.
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Great doctor!! She cares about her patients!
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Dr Ruiz was very nice and thorough...wait time was a bit longer than I like but better than some offices I've been to.
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I was the only person in the office for 30 minutes waiting to be seen. Two families came in after 30 minutes and both were taken back before my daughter was. The doctor was rude and condescending. I returned to mykids pediatrician 50 minutes away instead of going back here.
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very long wait - over 2 hours - NO explanation or apologies from the staff or dr on what was taking so long - do they routinely OVERBOOK and hope someone does not show? drs time may be valuable, but I consider my just as valuable, if not more so
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She was excellent. A bit old school but so am I.
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The only reason I had to wait longer is due to filling out new patient forms. After that I was in right away. This office very friendly and super helpful. Dr. Ruiz is courteous and took time to listen to myconcerns about my son. Generally my kids see the nurse practitioner and not the doctor, this was the first time they got meet their doctor. Very happy to have found this office.
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Everyone was very helpful and nice. Special thanks to the nurse that handled my son's check up today, she was very, very nice. Dr Ruiz was very thorough and very professional.
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She is a great doctor who listens to your concerns and does her best to find the answers, She figured out that my sons issues were totally different from what his previous doctor thought!! Still bad but so much could havebeen avoided from the beginning if we had been lucky enough to have her back then!! Definitely keeping her for the kids!
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She was AWESOME!
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Excelente dra me encantó
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She was quite abrupt and slightly rude. I did get some referrals from her that my previous doctor wouldn't give me tho. I am willing to give her another try. Maybe she was having a bad day.
More than 1 year ago
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Rude to employees and kids.very aggressive and theres only one way to get things done,Her way and and she was wrong.your kids can get better care n respect else were.
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We're happy with our first visit with Dr. Ruiz and very pleased with her and her staff. Thank you.
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I really liked it. She showed great concern.
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She is a truly amazing doctor to our 4 week old daughter. Will be staying with dr Ruiz throughout her childhood. She's truly a blessing to our family
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