Seth M. Ruggles, DO


Primary Care and Family Medicine
Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 280 Reviews)

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I attended Ohio University for Medical School. Then, I completed both my internship and residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center. I liked it so much, I stayed to practice here!

I decided to go into family practice because I enjoy seeing patients in a wide spectrum of age groups and seeing all diseases. I get to build a relationship with each one of my patients and I get to see them at their best and at their worst. In some cases, I treat the entire family. In one day, I may see a newborn. The next day, I may see that baby’s grandparent. I really like to get to treat and interact with families across generations. That is special to me.

After completing my training here, I began my practice in this area because I am from here. I went to Monroeville High School and I always knew I wanted to come back to this area. I like that we live in a small community, but there is still access to the hustle and bustle of Cleveland and of larger metropolitan areas. Certainly, I like being close to family and being part of the community I grew up in.

One of the best parts about establishing a practice in this area is that I now get to interact with the medical professionals who taught me when I was a student. Instead of having a student-teacher relationship, we are now colleagues. I’ve found that throughout my ten years of practice here, everyone on the medical staff is extremely receptive to helping each other.

Because I trained here, I have established a rapport with the specialists that helps me in my practice every day. Whenever I have questions, the medical staff is always willing to help. Firelands Physician Group has been a wonderful organization to work for and has been so responsive to my needs as I grow my practice and improve the health of our community. I am happy to have spent a decade working in this area and look forward to helping many more families achieve their best health.

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday: Closed

Extended office offered every other Wednesday  from 8:00-7:00pm 







Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Athens, Ohio


Firelands Regional Medical Center - Sandusky, Ohio

Provider Review Comments

Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 280 Reviews)
April 22, 2022
Always listens and very nice
February 19, 2022
Very good experience
February 19, 2022
Dr. Ruggles was very through in dealing with my concerns
February 12, 2022
Dr ruggles always listens to what is going on and does his best to figure out a plan to help his patient.
February 11, 2022
*Dr. Ruggles is very good about explaining and listening about my questions and concerns regarding my health.
January 27, 2022
*Dr. Ruggles is a caring doctor who listens and answers all questions.
December 06, 2021
I've had a couple doctors through my 57 years on this may not happen, but I would LOVE to have Dr. Ruggles be my last!!! The ease that you feel whenever he's in the room and spending that exam time with you is second to none....and for that, I truly thank you Doc!
November 22, 2021
Always have great care coming to Dr. Ruggles
November 18, 2021
Awesome Doctor!
November 05, 2021
*Dr. Ruggles always takes time to explain everything!
November 03, 2021
Dr. Ruggles is by far the best physician I have ever seen.
October 19, 2021
Always very thorough
October 18, 2021
Dr. Ruggles has taken care of me for years. He is kind, courteous and professional.
October 08, 2021
All good
September 17, 2021
Dr Ruggles is wonderful
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