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800 Austin Street, Suite 505, Evanston, IL, 60202
2923 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL, 60618

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Dr. Tohfa Ruda is a skilled and experienced family physician serving the community of Chicago, IL. Dr. Ruda attended the Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she received her osteopathic medicine degree, and completed her residency in family medicine at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Ruda is a part of Presence Medical Group - Family Medicine and is affiliated with Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Saint Elizabeth Campus and Saint Mary Campus in Chicago, IL. Dr. Ruda is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Ruda is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Because Dr. Ruda is bilingual in English and Spanish, patients from a variety of backgrounds enjoy having her as their physician. Dr. Ruda believes in listening to each patient and creating a partnership to maintain and improve lifelong health.

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I was very pleased with Dr Ruda's compassionate style. She is very thorough.

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Dr. Tohfa Ruda was great; very friendly and thoroughly informative. I would definitely recommend her to anybody looking for a primary care physician!

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Dr. Ruda is one of the most thorough, caring, and genuine doctors I have ever come into contact with. On my first appointment she took the time to sit with me for over 20 minutes just to get to know me. Her staff is wonderful and I have never had an issue. I intend to stay with Dr. Ruda as long as I live in Chicago!

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Dr. RUDA is amazing. She shows she really cares about your health and figures out the best plan to get your health on track.

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Dr. Ruda is the best doctor I have ever visited. She has excellent bedside manner, spent more than an ample amount of time of with me, and fully explained everything to me. Additionally, I was there early and she took me 10 minutes BEFORE my appointment time! I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Dr. Ruda and highly recommend her.

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It was great :) Dr Tohfa is very professional, detailed oriented and friendly.

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She is a great doctor. I followed her from her last practice to this one, despite the added commute for me. Well worth it. She's compassionate, knowledgeable, thorough and warm. A great listener and a fantastic doctor!

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She is the best doctor ever. Incredibly friendly and comfortable to be around, she actually genuinely listened to my concerns, and she gave me some holistic suggestions, which I greatly appreciate. We spent a lot of time just talking and having her get to know me and my concerns. She is amazing!!

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She is amazing! The wait was very long but I would be willing to wait just to see her. Next time, I will plan accordingly. She is worth it! She is very thorough and cares about her patients as individuals. It would be great if they could inform new patients of the possible wait time.

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I have visited a few doctors recently for some information on my back/leg issues. usually I'm just told they can't find anything, and i understand that it may be hard to locate issues. I don't get any Possible reasons, or any information how to possibly be proactive so that I may reduce the injury/pain. This doctor, I found on zoc doc as my girlfriend was using zoc doc, I put the zip code in from my job not my home (by mistake) and came across this doctor with 5 stars. 30 minutes from my location. I arrived 15 minutes late because of traffic and some offices will charge you and cancel, they accepted me. The wait time was small, the office was clean and had a cozy atmosphere. The doctor herself, very detailed with her valuation of me. VERY detailed, explained many things OTHER doctors NEVER mentioned. Made me understand my problem and how to fix it. She seemed very calm and not trying to rush me out of the office. It's very important to feel like your doctor cares and wants to help you, not just get you in and out and I promise that has been my experience. I'm writing all of this because its HARD to find a good doctor these days. I hope this helps others. OH, my drive home was 1 hr 9 minutes! one there was construction, 2 the address to my house is 30 minutes from my job so when I used my job address it through me off. I'm stating that to say the hour drive I THINK was well worth it so far. I have already been referred to physical therapy, they called me this morning. I already have another doctors appointment at her office to get blood work done. I mean, it took them one day ! to get done what I have been trying to do for months!

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Dr. Ruda is very knowlegdable and thorough. She takes the time to talk to you and get to know you so she can determine the best course of action.

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Thorough, thoughtful, friendly, and first class medical care.

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The appointment was great! Dr. Ruda was so sweet and attentive to detail in my history. She was also very personable and I felt like she genuinely cared about me as her patient. The nursing staff was also wonderful and made me feel comfortable while getting my blood drawn.

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Dr. Ruda is a wonderful doctor. She took time to answer every question I had and she gave me advice on healthy living. She is kind, attentive, professional, and very smart. I am very happy to be a patient t of hers.

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Dr. Ruda is an incredible PCP! She is extremely professional, thorough, and knowledgable as a family doctor.

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Dr. Ruda is amazing. She proactively talks through issues and possible solutions with her patients, listens carefully, and doesn't rush. I can't say enough good things about her. This seems to be a busy office so I did wait to be seen and then for the PA to see me afterward for discharge, but with quality care like this, I don't really mind.

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Dr. Ruda was awesome!

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Visiting Dr. Ruda as a new patient was a great experience. She's extremely knowledgeable, listens to your concerns, gives great feedback/advice, as well as next steps. She made me feel very comfortable for choosing her as my new PCP.

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Dr Ruda was very nice and understanding I was very nervous and she made me feel comfortable and the staff very friendly.

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Dr. Ruda is wonderful. I went for a complex issue and she sat down with me for an hour and helped me make a plan which involved giving me referrals to some specialists. I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Ruda has been my doctor for 4 years and I made sure to find her when she changed practices. She schedules plenty of time for each patient so you can have a full conversation and she has an excellent memory for your medical history (of course in consultation with past records, but she remembers a lot). She explains things with plain language so it's not confusing and she is very responsive when you call or e-mail the office with a question. As long as she remains in practice in our area, she'll be our family doctor for sure.

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I've been looking for a doctor for a while. I've seen a few that were ok, but none that were great. I am very happy with Dr. Ruda. She is very smart and friendly. During my appointment she asked lots of questions and made a genuine effort to get to know me. Other doctors I've seen seemed to have the "treat 'em and street 'em" mentality. The waiting time from when I arrived to when I was seen was very short. I am very happy to have found Dr. Ruda and that she is now my doctor.

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Very friendly and even more knowledgeable.

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I have had many instances of doctor's visits that have been less than satisfactory but Dr. Ruda was not one of those. She took the time to get to know me and ask very thorough questions about why I came in that day. I didn't feel rushed and felt like she actually cared about what I was saying. It is a great feeling to find a doctor that seems to actually care about you as a person!

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The best thing about Dr. Ruda (there are many positives) is her approach to medicine. She knows the importance of big picture and whole-body health and wellness, so that instead of just treating symptoms that you present (which she will do), she also spends the time talking to you to get an overall snapshot of your lifestyle and wellness. She makes suggestions for ways you can improve your health in general for preventative wellness management. Prepare to spend a decent amount of time here for your first appointment while you go through any and everything about your health history, which is how doctor's visits should be! Great bedside manner, very professional and kind. Recommended 100%.

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Dr. Ruda and her staff were friendly, helpful and kind. They saw me during their last appointment time of the day, but did not rush me through the process and addressed all of my concerns. It was so refreshing to have a doctor that seemed generally interested in hearing all of my symptoms. I will refer all of my friends to this office.

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I had been having real trouble finding a Primary Care Doctor in the city that I really like. Dr. Ruda was a breathe of fresh air. She was efficient and thorough. Definitely sticking with her and have already recommended her to friends!

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My visit with Dr. Ruda was excellent. She took the time and explained every step of my treatment in detail. She checked my MRI and could give me a diagnostic right away and gave me two referrals. I feel comfortable and in good hands with her. My only complaint is that I could't make an appointment with her earlier after a visit to ER, so I had to wait two weeks in severe pain to be able to see her. Apparently, this was a mistake from the person who schedules the appointments.

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Wonderful. Patient, personable, thorough.

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Amazing experience!! Wonderful and friendly staff from start to finish!

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I was not aware that I was supposed to get there early my first appointment, and then I got there late! The staff worked around me and she was still able to see me. She took my health as my priority and can say she is a really good doctor, and will now only go to her. Glad I found her!

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I have been seeing Dr. Ruda for 2.5 years and really enjoy coming her for my primary care. Dr. Ruda and her staff are friendly, polite, and efficient. I appreciate that I can come in with different medical questions or concerns and all of them are answered in one place. They are currently re-vamping to be a patient-centered medical home- which feels like something they've already done. They take a team approach, allowing me to really discuss the best approach to take care of mental and physical health.

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I am so happy to have found Dr. Ruda. She is attentive, she really listened, I did not feel like she was rushing, she is thorough, and compassionate. I am in the dental field and when patients come in I try to make them feel as comfortable as possible a lot the times I have gone to a medical facility the staff tend to be really cold not this time Dr. Ruda's staff was really friendly and made the experience a lot less nerve racking. I got full bloodwork done and she had notes on each test to help me understand my results. She goes above and beyond. I am one of those people that don't like going to the doctor but i had a good experience here and I feel that my health is truly in good hands.

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Very thoughtful and thorough. I left feeling that I was in good hands.

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I love Dr. Ruda! She is the best!

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Very thoughtful and thorough. I left feeling that I was in good hands.

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Very thoughtful and thorough. I left feeling that I was in good hands.

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She listens and is very informative and thorough. She run some tests to rule out possible conditions that could explain they way I was feeling. She contacted me right away with the results. I liked her and I would highly recommend her.

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Dr. Ruda was recommended to me by a friend, and I was truly impressed by the welcoming manner that everyone in her practice exuded. I will definitely be returning to this practice for my primary care needs.

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Wow! I've been looking for a new PCP for a while and I could not been happier :) the entire staff is friendly and professional. She is a great doctor and takes her time to get to know you. This was my first visit and we probably spent about 30min talking about my health. I don't think I've ever been to a doctor that spent that much time with me. She was through and caring. I HIGHLY recommend!

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