Seth M. Ruggles, DO


Family Medicine
Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 289 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 289 Reviews)
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.
June 17, 2021
Dr. Ruggles and his entire staff do a wonderful job.
June 16, 2021
we love Doctor Ruggles!
June 16, 2021
I have only the highest regards for *Dr. Ruggles. We have a trust built on honesty and respect for one another. I love *Dr. Ruggles and have recommended him to many friends.
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