Ruthann Kennedy

Ruthann Kennedy, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioner
4.9 out of 5
  • 246 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 66 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-688-6540

About Me

As a pulmonary medicine and acute care nurse practitioner, I specialize in managing patients with conditions like asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and COPD. I currently serve as the patient support group leader for pulmonary fibrosis.

Through patient education, I share my expertise in order to broaden a patient’s understanding of his or her disease process, which results in improved outcomes and quality of life.

I’ve been working at Ohio State since 1993, when I was hired as the clinical nurse specialist in the Cardiac Care Unit. As a former OSU graduate, and lifelong Buckeye, returning to Ohio State seemed like a perfect fit.

When I’m not working, I like to spend as much time as possible boating and being out on the water. I’m active in my local gym and work out three to four times a week. Also, I’m working with my dog, a goldendoodle, as he finishes his Therapy Dog International training.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Satisfaction, 2015
  • Board & Columbus regional co-chair, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN)
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification, 2002

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial
  • Rehabilitation
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Respiration Disorders
  • Scleroderma, Systemic
  • Sinusitis
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Pneumonia
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Bradycardia
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Bronchial Diseases
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Bronchitis, Chronic
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Spirometry
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rhinitis
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Tachycardia, Sinus

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
MSN
6/5/1990 - 8/7/1992

Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
12/1/2002

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

246 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2020

    I love her, she's the best.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

    As always very respectful.

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    Thorough, informative, friendly.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    Completely perfect.

  • Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

    I love Ruthann, she is my girl the best I know, she is always professional, kind, attentive, she helps me with any health issues I've had. She stays on top of her game.

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

    I wish to tall you that Ruthann C. Kennedy always be my provider: I mean I like Mrs. Kennedy very much thin you.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

    Always very gentle and concerned.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

    Ruth Ann always gives me the BEST care and I appreciate her kindness!

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

    Always great.

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