Seth M. Ruggles, DO


Family Medicine
Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 297 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.







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 297 Reviews)
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
September 06, 2021
Dr Ruggles is the best Doctor I have even had.
August 19, 2021
I love *Dr. Ruggles. Great doctor and listener.
August 06, 2021
Very thorough.
August 05, 2021
Dr Ruggles always takes time & expresses real concern for his patients . Makes one feel safe .
July 26, 2021
*Dr. Ruggles is awesome - Would definitely recommend him.
July 25, 2021
He takes all the time I need. Answers all of my questions.
July 25, 2021
Dr Ruggles takes as much time as I need. He's so friendly and I really feel like he listens to me and my concerns. He gives me plenty of time to ask questions.
July 03, 2021
Dr. Ruggles is the only Doctor I will see and, the only Doctor in Norwalk that I will recommend to anyone.
July 02, 2021
Dr. Ruggles always explains things in terms that I can understand and is never in a hurry to rush through
June 21, 2021
I've travel (moved) around a lot & had to chg. doctors each time. I really love this office (dr. and staff). EXCELLENT.
June 17, 2021
Dr is personable and extremely attentive. I have never had a bad visit to them.
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