Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Camilo Ruiz discuss the following:
What is concierge medicine? Why did you choose to practice?
Why is sleep hygiene so important?
What does sleep tell us about our overall health?
What are some points for Latinos to consider in keeping themselves healthy?
How does sleep affect the heart?
Dr. Camilo Ruiz (“Dr. C”) is a board certified internist and sleep specialist. Dr. Ruiz believes that education and communication are the keys to exceptional healthcare. He also places special emphasis on preventative medicine as well as sleep hygiene.
Dr. Camilo Ruiz is a South Florida native, fluent in both English and Spanish. He grew up in Miami and spent a portion of his childhood in Colombia. His desire to become a physician stemmed from the passing of his father at an early age.
Dr. Ruiz attended Florida International University with an Honors degree in Biological Sciences. At FIU, Dr. Ruiz was also extensively involved with research projects, which enabled him to develop a unique attention to detail. He then went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern University in 2007 with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. After medical school, Dr. Ruiz completed a one-year internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Philadelphia, but soon realized in his time there that his true calling was Internal Medicine (and the sunshine in South Florida!). He served as Chief Resident for Internal Medicine from 2009-2011, and completed his Internal Medicine training and board certification in 2011. He also completed subspecialty training in Sleep Medicine and Disorders in 2013. Currently, Dr. Ruiz also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.
The principles that Dr. Ruiz bases his practice style are those that he believes should be innate to all physicians. He believes that education and communication are the keys to exceptional healthcare. He regards listening as his most important tool and considers trust to be invaluable in his patient care relationships.