Timothy J Ruetten, M.D.

148 Ratings45 Comments
Family Medicine
Edward Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Family Care; Preventive Medicine

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



Philosophy Of Care

Focused on health maintenance, preventative care, keeping people healthy, and family care for a variety of health related problems.

Education & Credentials

Medical School: Rush University Medical College (Illinois), 1991

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

Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine (Rockford), 1994; University of Illinois College of Medicine (Rockford), 1994

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna C5 PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Cigna C5 HMO
Cigna C5 POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
Humana HMO
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
Three Rivers PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
Unicare PPO
Veterans Administration Community Care
United HealthCare Select POS
United HealthCare Select EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(148 Ratings, 45 Comments)
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Tim Ruetten is very thorough, helpful, and prompt. I depend on him 100%.
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Dr. ... retired, but I wanted to stay with the practice. I decided on Dr. Tim Ruetten, and was very happy with my choice.
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Dr. Tim was great. Very happy to have him as a provider.
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Dr Tim Ruetten was great! I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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I just switched my main physician to Dr. Ruetten and so far I am very satisfied with him and the clinic. I have no negative comments.
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It was a very positive experience with Dr. Tim Ruetten. He is an excellent doctor. I have always been pleased with his knowledge and care....
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This was an initial visit. Dad hadn't been to a primary care physician in years. Dr Tim was great and started him on a new medication. The person who checked us out seemed rushed to get us out of there. We had forms to fill out to transfer medical records.
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Everything is great. I have always had good experiences whenever I come to your clinic. I have not used MyChart yet, but I will probably do so in the future. My visit and follow up calls have answered all my questions at this time, and just don't have the need to look at my chart on-line. Keep up the great work. It is always a pleasure during my visits, and to have such great and carrying medical help within our community here in Sycamore.
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Dr and all staff are terrific people.
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I have seen many doctors over the years but Dr. Timothy Ruetten is the best doctor I have ever seen. He takes time with me & doesn't seem like he's rushing to get out of the room. His advice is extremely helpful. I feel comfortable to discuss any health issues or concerns that I have with him.