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Wisconsin Rapids Center

220 24Th St South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Appointment Phone:
1-715-424-8668

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. Ruta Pakalns gained an early interest in medicine from watching TV shows like “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Dr. Kildare.” She was always fascinated by science and the human body, and ultimately decided to pursue a career in medicine.

“I want my patients to be wise about the simple things they can do to make their health better,” she said. “This includes exercise, nutrition and taking care of their souls and spirit. I’ve been able to help patients make positive improvements in their health and their ability to deal with the problems they were concerned with.”

Dr. Pakalns earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She completed her residency in family medicine from the same institution and its affiliated hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee.

She enjoys gardening, hiking, art, architecture, travel, yoga and pursuing activities to minimize her “carbon footprint” on the environment. She has two sons.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI, United States, M.D. 1979

    Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Good Samaritan Medical Center Milwaukee, WI, United States, Family Medicine 1982

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Family Physicians National Osteoporosis Foundation North American Menopause Society Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Wisconsin Medical Society Wood County Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine: 1982, recertified 2007

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Heart Health for Men and Women Menopause Osteoporosis Wellness Women's Health

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (93 ratings, 10 comments)
4.9
Provider friendliness
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's medication information
4.8
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.9
Provider's use of words I understood
4.9
Provider's amount of time with me
4.8
My confidence in this provider
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
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October 10, 2017
Dr Ruta is one of the nicest doctors that I've had the pleasure of dealing with on a medical level. She is caring and very friendly and makes me, the patient, feel very relaxed and easy to talk to her about my problems. I'd recommend Dr. Ruta to anybody who needed medical help.
October 17, 2017
I love her! She really cares about my health.
October 31, 2017
Dr. Pakalns is always excellent. She is always willing to REALLY listen to what I say and give me credit for knowing my own body! In this case, when I gave her symptoms and suggested testing my thyro...view full comment
November 13, 2017
love that she took time and didn't seem rushed
December 13, 2017
Dr Ruta is a thousand times better than [...]
December 24, 2017
I have already referred family members and friends to Dr Paklns and they really like as do my children and myself.
February 21, 2018
So nice & easy to talk with Dr. Ruta - loved her!! Showed care & compassion - chose her from good/positive things I had heard from 3 different, types of people - she was like a friend talking over coffee - felt very comfortable with her.
February 28, 2018
I am glad she is my doc - helpful, knowledgeable, and caring.
September 22, 2017
Her method of prescribing meds in different from previous Dr. who returned. I needed to learn. I think it will be fine.
September 02, 2017
taking 2 1/2 to 3 hours for one appointment is not acceptable most of it is wait time
September 02, 2017
taking 2 1/2 to 3 hours for one appointment is not acceptable most of it is wait time
September 22, 2017
Her method of prescribing meds in different from previous Dr. who returned. I needed to learn. I think it will be fine.
October 10, 2017
Dr Ruta is one of the nicest doctors that I've had the pleasure of dealing with on a medical level. She is caring and very friendly and makes me, the patient, feel very relaxed and easy to talk to her about my problems. I'd recommend Dr. Ruta to anybody who needed medical help.
October 17, 2017
I love her! She really cares about my health.
October 31, 2017
Dr. Pakalns is always excellent. She is always willing to REALLY listen to what I say and give me credit for knowing my own body! In this case, when I gave her symptoms and suggested testing my thyro...view full comment
November 13, 2017
love that she took time and didn't seem rushed
December 13, 2017
Dr Ruta is a thousand times better than [...]
December 24, 2017
I have already referred family members and friends to Dr Paklns and they really like as do my children and myself.
February 21, 2018
So nice & easy to talk with Dr. Ruta - loved her!! Showed care & compassion - chose her from good/positive things I had heard from 3 different, types of people - she was like a friend talking over coffee - felt very comfortable with her.
February 28, 2018
I am glad she is my doc - helpful, knowledgeable, and caring.
September 02, 2017
taking 2 1/2 to 3 hours for one appointment is not acceptable most of it is wait time
September 22, 2017
Her method of prescribing meds in different from previous Dr. who returned. I needed to learn. I think it will be fine.
October 10, 2017
Dr Ruta is one of the nicest doctors that I've had the pleasure of dealing with on a medical level. She is caring and very friendly and makes me, the patient, feel very relaxed and easy to talk to her about my problems. I'd recommend Dr. Ruta to anybody who needed medical help.
October 17, 2017
I love her! She really cares about my health.
October 31, 2017
Dr. Pakalns is always excellent. She is always willing to REALLY listen to what I say and give me credit for knowing my own body! In this case, when I gave her symptoms and suggested testing my thyro...view full comment
November 13, 2017
love that she took time and didn't seem rushed
December 13, 2017
Dr Ruta is a thousand times better than [...]
December 24, 2017
I have already referred family members and friends to Dr Paklns and they really like as do my children and myself.
February 21, 2018
So nice & easy to talk with Dr. Ruta - loved her!! Showed care & compassion - chose her from good/positive things I had heard from 3 different, types of people - she was like a friend talking over coffee - felt very comfortable with her.
February 28, 2018
I am glad she is my doc - helpful, knowledgeable, and caring.
February 28, 2018
I am glad she is my doc - helpful, knowledgeable, and caring.
February 21, 2018
So nice & easy to talk with Dr. Ruta - loved her!! Showed care & compassion - chose her from good/positive things I had heard from 3 different, types of people - she was like a friend talking over coffee - felt very comfortable with her.
December 24, 2017
I have already referred family members and friends to Dr Paklns and they really like as do my children and myself.
December 13, 2017
Dr Ruta is a thousand times better than [...]
November 13, 2017
love that she took time and didn't seem rushed
October 31, 2017
Dr. Pakalns is always excellent. She is always willing to REALLY listen to what I say and give me credit for knowing my own body! In this case, when I gave her symptoms and suggested testing my thyro...view full comment
October 17, 2017
I love her! She really cares about my health.
October 10, 2017
Dr Ruta is one of the nicest doctors that I've had the pleasure of dealing with on a medical level. She is caring and very friendly and makes me, the patient, feel very relaxed and easy to talk to her about my problems. I'd recommend Dr. Ruta to anybody who needed medical help.
September 22, 2017
Her method of prescribing meds in different from previous Dr. who returned. I needed to learn. I think it will be fine.
September 02, 2017
taking 2 1/2 to 3 hours for one appointment is not acceptable most of it is wait time

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