Catherine A Ruetten, M.D.

284 Ratings50 Comments
Family Medicine
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Women's Health; Adolescent/Teen Medicine; Family Care; Preventive Medicine; Pediatrics

View Website

This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

I believe in comprehensive health care of each individual and their family. I strive to provide a compassionate and caring approach to preventive healthcare and disease management. The best outcomes are achieved when doctors and patients work together to find the best plan of care to meet their needs.

Education & Credentials

Education: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (Chicago Medical School), 1991

Internship: University of Illinois College of Medicine (Peoria), 1992

Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine (Peoria), 1994


Family Medicine

Insurance Accepted

Aetna EPO
Aetna NAP
Aetna HMO
All Kids
Aetna Medicare Open Basic
Aetna Medicare Open Standard
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Advantage POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Cigna Medicare Access
Great West
HealthLink PPO
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Choice PFFS
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choice PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Beech Street PPO
Coventry Advantra Freedom PFFS
Coventry Health Care
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Corvel POS
Great West HMO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Humana POS
Illinois Health Partners
Interplan Hlth Grp(Preferred)
Principal Healthcare POS
United Healthcare Secure Horiz
Multi Plan
Principal Healthcare HMO
Principal Healthcare PPO
PPO Next
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare POS


Press Ganey Data Integrity Certified

Consumers who are considering a provider at Edward-Elmhurst Health now have an additional tool - online access to our patient satisfaction ratings and comments from verified patients. To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 health care organizations, including half of all U.S. hospitals, to improve the patient experience. Press Ganey uses the CAHPS® Hospital Survey and CAHPS Clinician and Group Practice Survey, to measure patients' health care experiences with their physician. 

Learn more about patient ratings and comments

Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(284 Ratings, 50 Comments)
No Rating Given
I already know so many people who are under the care of Dr. Ruetten but if anyone ever asked me for a recommendation for health care, I would not hesitate to give her name and phone number.
No Rating Given
They have always been great!!
No Rating Given
Dr Cathy is beyond the best in my opinion. I have been with her for many years. She is thorough and never hesitates to answer any questions I may have. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately... Her choice of words to tell me that I am strong lady made me feel good. She is what a doctor should be....
No Rating Given
Dr. Ruetten listened to my concerns and addressed them. Suggestions, options, and opinions were offered. I did wish a little more time was available but did not ask for that. I understand the time limits and that other patients are waiting. Dr. Ruetten did not make me feel rushed. I appreciated that she made a closing comment when "wrapping up" the visit and did not just say goodbye while walking out the door to her next appointment. Dr. Ruetten treats you as an individual and not just another patient number.
No Rating Given
I always feel better after seeing Dr Cathy. She even answered my question about my sick husband.
No Rating Given
Dr. Cathy Ruetten is one of the best listeners I have ever encountered among physicians. Her comments or questions pertaining to my concerns are based upon what she has heard, NOT what has been predetermined by what she already knows or expects.
No Rating Given
No bad
No Rating Given
Dr. Ruetten listens to my medical problems and concerns. She then answers my questions in a way I can understand. Together we make decisions on my care.
No Rating Given
Always feel comfortable with the care I receive from Dr Ruetten.
No Rating Given
Dr Cathy was great as always