Dr. Darling Agnet Ruiz Cerrato, MD

Dr. Darling Agnet Ruiz Cerrato, MD

Dr. Darling Agnet Ruiz Cerrato, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
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    About the Provider

    About the Provider

    Darling Ruiz, MD, is an attending pulmonary and critical care physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ailments and illnesses of the lungs, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, and unknown causes of shortness of breath and cough. Dr. Ruiz uses a wide range of diagnostic testing in her practice, including bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and transbronchial needle aspiration. Her clinical interests include evaluation and management of interstitial lung disease, the use of endobronchial ultrasound for lung cancer screening and staging, and treating patients with COPD, asthma, and sarcoidosis.

    Dr. Ruiz received her medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua in Managua, Nicaragua. Dr. Ruiz then served as an attending general practitioner at Matron Roberts Polyclinic II in Belize City, Belize before joining Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD for a three-year internal medicine residency, where she served as Chief Resident and was named Intern of the Year for 2013-2014. Dr. Ruiz completed a specialty fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, where she also served as Chief Fellow. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.

    Dr. Ruiz is fluent in Spanish. 

    Philosophy of Care

    “My goal is to not only improve the health of my patients but to improve their quality of life. I follow and implement best practices and guidelines, heavily taking into consideration the preferences, priorities, and treatment goals of my patients. Collaborating with my patients is important to me. I take the time to practice clear communication with my patients so that they fully understand their diagnosis and treatment options and are therefore able to make informed decisions regarding their care.”

    Education
    • Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2020)
    • Fellowship Program: Medstar Washington Hospital Center (2020)
    • Residency Program: Saint Agnes Hospital (2017)
    • Residency Program: St. Agnes Hospital (2017)
    • Graduate Education: IUSC Universidad de C diz (2008)
    • Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (2007)
    • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
    Insurance
      MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

      Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
    Practice Locations
    • 110 Irving Street Northwest
      Suite NW
      Washington, DC 20010
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