William J. Ruzicka, ARNP Kadlec Employed Provider

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
William enjoys caring for patients of all ages; children, adults, and the entire family! He enjoys getting to know his patients and their families while helping them make decisions that best fit their personal health goals. He knows the developing a trusting relationship is the key to great patient care. Growing up in Eastern Washington and graduating with degrees from CBC, WSU, and Gonzaga, William understands the region. He and his family enjoy the deep roots they’ve sewn in the Columbia Basin. He looks forward to teaming with you in your health care.
Education
Institution
Type
Gonzaga University
Nursing School
Board Certifications
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Allergy To Insects
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Annual Examination
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bedbugs
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management
  • Care Management Home Visit
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • College Health
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coping
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cystitis
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Employee Health
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erythema
  • Ethics
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Pain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hpv Vaccination
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunizations
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Injury To Foot
  • Injury To Hand
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Lipoma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medical Education
  • Memory Disorders
  • Men's Health
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Migraine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Overweight
  • Pain In Digit
  • Painful Periods
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Reaction
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Peri-Operative Medicine
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rosacea
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • School Anxiety
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Enuresis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shin Splints
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Tag
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprain
  • Sputum Production
  • Staphylococcus
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Suture Removal
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Teething
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick-Borne Infections
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Twitching
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaccines
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wellness
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same 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 the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (172 Ratings, 61 Comments)


90

12/25/2019
This was my first visit with Bill Ruzicka and he was very accommodating.
100

12/24/2019
excellent relationship skills
100

12/18/2019
very conscience and kind. Shows empathy.
100

12/16/2019
The provider and his nurse were great. very nice doctor and nurse. [...]
90

12/10/2019
Good, as usual. My HCP shows interest, knowledge of my health care issues, and thoughtful hints and advice.
90

12/08/2019
good
80

12/01/2019
My doctor was good. However it took me about 7 months to get an appointment [...]
100

11/30/2019
A very good appointment.
100

11/29/2019
Ruzicka is wonderful. Takes time to listen & is very understanding & helpful. His nurse Gina, is amazing also.
100

11/26/2019
Dr Bill HEARS what you have to say and your concerns. Awesome doctor.
100

11/26/2019
After Dr. Dan Vaughn left so abruptly, we were unsure who to continue our care with. We tried Bill Ruzicka and found him to be very caring, knowledgeable & personable - he's very good guy & we have trust in him.
100

11/17/2019
Everything was great
100

11/15/2019
Very good experience! Thank you
100

10/22/2019
I love Dr. Ruzicka, I honestly feel like he understands me and he treats me like an equal. [...] seriously awesome provider and I am lucky to have him
90

10/22/2019
Provider listened attentively and respectfully to concerns and discussed alternative diagnosis and treatment.
100

10/16/2019
I like the fact that you are talked to like a friend not just a patient.
70

10/15/2019
Bill Ruzika and [...] are both great. The other staff in the office are pretty rude and don't really seem to care. [...]
100

10/10/2019
My visit was due to a medication change. Dr. Bill and the rest are always great. They treat me with respect and never live a question unanswered.
100

10/08/2019
Dr Ruzicka and his nurse are the best!
100

10/08/2019
I feel very comfortable w my provider!
80

10/04/2019
I just want the freaking results of a dna test for depression and anxiety meds.
100

10/02/2019
The wait time to see get an appointment with Dr. Ruzicka is very long. Never had a problem before and I understand this is not his fault
90

10/01/2019
Such a good listener, kind and caring. I had my friend also make an appointment with him , he is truly wonderful.
100

09/30/2019
Care provider very respectful and showed much empathy. Wasn't in a rush and showed he was willing to listen to any of my concerns. Made much eye contact.
90

09/25/2019
Had an overall good experience
100

09/23/2019
The only reason i didn't get in as soon as I thought or wanted was because [...] left and poor Dr. Ruzicka was slammed with new patients. I've gone to [...] for a long time and had forgotten how nice it was to have a real appointment and time spent with me and not feel like I was wasting my doctor's time. I think I'm going to love Dr. Ruzicka - so does the rest of my family that is now going to him! :)
100

09/16/2019
They have always taken good care of me.
100

08/25/2019
I like his kind attitude... he informs and listens
90

08/25/2019
It was all good. I appreciate the time the nurses and Dr. Ruzicka spend with me and explain what will happen next (path forward).
100

07/24/2019
only negative comment is that my spouse wanted to get appt with him but too booked out for the immediate care spouse was seeking
100

07/23/2019
Amazing help and service. keeping me healthy and alive
90

07/21/2019
Bill took over as my health provider and did a great job as my comments show.
100

07/02/2019
the doctor is always kind and nice. answered question and ask questions.
100

06/12/2019
I like how my provider takes the time to explain things to me and he is so friendly and nice and makes you feel comfortable being there.
100

06/12/2019
It is always a pleasant office to visit with courteous staff and physicians. I say that as a person who does not like going to the doctor.
100

06/12/2019
[...] I really like Bill Ruzica (sp?)! He seemed personable and knowledgeable...hope he sticks around!
100

06/11/2019
Excellent !!!
100

06/05/2019
excellent!
90

05/26/2019
My experience was good except the referral to Ortho was made to the wrong group. [...] I also wish he would look at me and not the computer screen.
100

05/21/2019
this was a new patient visit. Bill Ruzicka was great. I am very happy with him and his office.
100

05/21/2019
great appointment. good team there
90

05/14/2019
This provider is new to me I have seen him a few times he seems knowledgeable. [...] I'm the kind of person who needs to trust someone who is dealing with my health. Ruzicka is new to me but I feel we can build a trusting Dr./Patient relationship.
100

05/13/2019
He was very knowledgeable & through.
100

05/09/2019
Very nice visit, friendly staff, Dr Bill & I discussed my medications & health concerns. I am very happy with Dr Bill as my health care provider.
100

05/07/2019
this was my first visit to Bill Ruzicka as my primary care doctor. I was very impressed.
100

05/07/2019
I was very impressed with the professionalism and attention provided my health concerns. Things worked out very well. Great team of medical professionals.
90

05/03/2019
Bill Ruzicka is an excellent resource for PCP services.
90

04/24/2019
Everything was good except a long wait both in the Lobby downstairs, the Waiting Room and the Examination Room, after the nurse saw me. The total wait time was close to an hour.
100

04/07/2019
no complaints! great care all around since I've started seeing Bill Ruzica last October of 2018
100

04/07/2019
Dr Bill is always great. Our full family see him. My visit was a med check for my ADHD meds. Dr Bill talked about how the medicine might start changes now that I am out of puberty, he told about different things to look for and already had a plan on how we can adjust my meds if I start see the changes.
100

04/01/2019
great at explaining and validating my questions and concerns
100

03/28/2019
Ruzicka was great. Listened to me and made sure I was getting the best care for my conditions. He was really nice, straight-forward, and explained everything.
80

03/26/2019
I was originally scheduled for a visit at 10:40 [...] due to road & traffic conditions (snow & accidents, blocking the road) I arrived at 10:50, waited 15 MINUTES and was then rescheduled for [...].
60

03/24/2019
I took myself off anxiety medicine last year, and my provider didn't even ask about it. he was the last to prescribe me with the medicine. Seemed odd to me. I also told him I was vegan and he didn't ask about my diet at all or ensure I get the proper nutrients needed.
90

03/19/2019
Provided a simple over the counter solution to a long standing issue that was completely unexpected but works like a charm.
90

03/19/2019
was not sure if the fit was well at first kind of a rocky start but I have grown to respect and enjoy my dr. and his staff. my dr is very knowledgable and personable And makes me feel comfortable enough to discuss all my care with him.
80

03/13/2019
Good dude, listens well. Care about me.
100

03/13/2019
outstanding
100

03/05/2019
Bill Ruzika is an excellent provider. He is consistently professional and knowledgeable.
100

03/05/2019
This was my first visit William Ruzicka to establish a primary care provider. [...] I am thankful for the recommendation to establish care with William Ruzicka. His skill of listening and genuine caring attitude far exceeded my expectation.
90

02/27/2019
Good people, thoughtful, caring...
 
560 Gage Boulevard
Suite 101

Richland, WA 99352
(509) 628-1354