Published on August 13, 2020

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Brian Ruggle

Brian Ruggle, MD, Family Medicine

Dr. Brian Ruggle, a family medicine physician, is welcoming new patients at the Essentia Health-West Duluth Clinic.

“I chose to join Essentia because of my positive experience with the organization during my residency training and because of the genuine, friendly and hardworking practitioners and staff I will be working with,” Dr. Ruggle said.

Dr. Ruggle earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his residency in family medicine through the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Family medicine appealed to Dr. Ruggle because he finds “the long-term relationships with patients and their families meaningful and powerful,” he said. "It is gratifying to get to know and work with patients to improve their health and to help them navigate some of life's difficulties."

Dr. Ruggle adds that he sees “patients as the center of their health care team.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruggle, call the West Duluth Clinic at (218) 786-3500. To see his full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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