Coal Country Community Health Center is pleased to welcome Ann Ruffo, DO, to our Hazen Clinic. She will also be providing care in the emergency room at Sakakawea Medical Center.
Dr. Ruffo completed her undergraduate studies at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and then attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest where she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. Dr. Ruffo completed her internship and family medicine residency at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2012-2013 she received a Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
Dr. Ruffo enjoys cross country skiing, hobby farming, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her children.
Call (701) 873-4445 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruffo!
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States. Combined, it’s estimated there will be more than 150,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer reported in the U.S. in 2023 alone. Colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. That’s why getting screened is so important. With early screening and testing, it is preventable, treatable, and beatable! The CDC updated recommendations to begin screening for colon cancer starting at age 45. This March during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage you and your loved ones to be aware of risk factors and get screened.
While Kurt Waldbillig only started his position at Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center a month ago, he's a familiar face to some of veteran staff, providers and community members.
Coal Country Community Health Center will be holding Sports Physical Clinics at all clinic locations in July. Athletes participating in any sport during the 2021-2022 school year are encouraged to schedule an appointment.