Naykala A. Ruse, MD

Internal Medicine & Acupuncture located in Cullman, AL

About Dr. Ruse

NAYKALA A. RUSE, M.D.

A dedicated, hard-working IM physician recognized for leadership skills and a solid knowledge base.  Served as Chief of Internal Medicine at two military bases, despite being the lowest ranking physician at the time.  Handpicked by two Chiefs of Medical Staff to perform multiple medical chart reviews to ensure a standard of care was met in controversial cases.  Articulate physician voicing IM concerns at highest levels of administration on several hospital committees.  Clinician with astute military medical knowledge in biological, chemical, and radiological disaster management.  Triple Board-Certified physician: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine, and American Board of Medical Acupuncture.

 

EDUCATION  
9/1991-6/1995BS., Engineering Science: New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, New Jersey
8/1995-5/1999M.D., UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical SchoolNewark, New Jersey
6/1999-6/2002Internal Medicine Residency, Wright-Patterson Medical CenterWright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
8/2002Internal Medicine Board Certification 
12/2012

Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine

 

 

BARIATRIC MEDICINE:  

9/2010 – 12/2012

Medical Director of EatRight OPTIFAST program at Cullman Regional Medical Center

Cullman, Alabama

2011 - Present

Member, The Obesity Society

 

2012 – Present

Member, Obesity Medicine Association

 
1/2013

Medical Director of OPTIFAST of Cullman

 

Cullman, Alabama

12/2013

Board-Certification, American Board of Obesity Medicine

 

2015 – Present

Physician Speaker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

 
09/2015 

North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association Presenter, Medical treatment of Obesity

 

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE  
7/2002-5/2004Chief of Internal MedicineMcGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey 08641
Chairperson: Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Founded Diabetes Care Clinic
Provided multi-disciplinary approach for complicated diabetic patients
Physician Evaluator: Standard of Care Chart Reviews
Physician: Lipid and Coumadin Clinics
HIV Designated Physician
Committee Member: Health Forms and Executive Medical Staff
6/2004-9/2005Chief of Internal MedicineDover Air Force Base, Delaware 19901
Chairperson: Medical Records Review Committee
Developed multiple protocols to ensure JCAHO compliance
Created forms review process and medical record review process in conjunction with clinical practice guidelines
Physician Evaluator: Standard of Care Chart Reviews
Physician: Coumadin Clinic
HIV Designated Physician
Committee Member: Credentialing Board and Executive Medical Staff
Kent General Hospital
Daily inpatient duties, coordinated physician call schedules, EKG's, consulations
7/2006-Present

Staff Physician

Cullman Regional Medicine Center, Cullman, Alabama

Liaison, Physician Recruitment, Cullman Regional Medical Center, CRMC

2012 – 2014

Chairperson

 

Infection Control Committee, CRMC

2014 – Present

Member

 
 

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, CRMC

 

2016 – Present

 Member 

Critical Care Committee, CRMC

 

ACUPUNCTURE

  
12/2007

Graduate of Helms Medical Institute, UCLA Stanford

 
09/2008

Chinese Scalp Acupuncture with Dr. Jason Hao

 

10/2009

Five Element Acupuncture with Drs. Moss and Puhky

 

10/2011 – Present

Board Certification by American Board of Medical Acupuncture Full Member, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE  
12/1995-9/2005Rank: Major, United States Air ForceDischarge: Honorable
Decorations: Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal,
Outstanding Unit Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, Longevity Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Ribbon, Samll Arms Expert Ribbon

 

VOLUNTEER  
2009-Present

Medical Director, Health and Safety Team Daystar Church

Cullman, Alabama

2011 – Present

Parent Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 37

Cullman, Alabama
08/2015 – Present
Committee Member Boy Scouts of America, Troop 219
Cullman, Alabama

Dr. Ruse is married to Dr. E. Anthony Ruse and has two sons, Joey and Nic.  She enjoys cooking, swimming and Tai Chi.

 

Read more
,  Office of Naykala A. Ruse, MD

NAYKALA A. RUSE, M.D.

A dedicated, hard-working IM physician recognized for leadership skills and a solid knowledge base.  Served as Chief of Internal Medicine at two military bases, despite being the lowest ranking physician at the time.  Handpicked by two Chiefs of Medical Staff to perform multiple medical chart reviews to ensure a standard of care was met in controversial cases.  Articulate physician voicing IM concerns at highest levels of administration on several hospital committees.  Clinician with astute military medical knowledge in biological, chemical, and radiological disaster management.  Triple Board-Certified physician: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine, and American Board of Medical Acupuncture.

 

EDUCATION  
9/1991-6/1995BS., Engineering Science: New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, New Jersey
8/1995-5/1999M.D., UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical SchoolNewark, New Jersey
6/1999-6/2002Internal Medicine Residency, Wright-Patterson Medical CenterWright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
8/2002Internal Medicine Board Certification 
12/2012

Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine

 

 

BARIATRIC MEDICINE:  

9/2010 – 12/2012

Medical Director of EatRight OPTIFAST program at Cullman Regional Medical Center

Cullman, Alabama

2011 - Present

Member, The Obesity Society

 

2012 – Present

Member, Obesity Medicine Association

 
1/2013

Medical Director of OPTIFAST of Cullman

 

Cullman, Alabama

12/2013

Board-Certification, American Board of Obesity Medicine

 

2015 – Present

Physician Speaker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

 
09/2015 

North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association Presenter, Medical treatment of Obesity

 

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE  
7/2002-5/2004Chief of Internal MedicineMcGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey 08641
Chairperson: Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Founded Diabetes Care Clinic
Provided multi-disciplinary approach for complicated diabetic patients
Physician Evaluator: Standard of Care Chart Reviews
Physician: Lipid and Coumadin Clinics
HIV Designated Physician
Committee Member: Health Forms and Executive Medical Staff
6/2004-9/2005Chief of Internal MedicineDover Air Force Base, Delaware 19901
Chairperson: Medical Records Review Committee
Developed multiple protocols to ensure JCAHO compliance
Created forms review process and medical record review process in conjunction with clinical practice guidelines
Physician Evaluator: Standard of Care Chart Reviews
Physician: Coumadin Clinic
HIV Designated Physician
Committee Member: Credentialing Board and Executive Medical Staff
Kent General Hospital
Daily inpatient duties, coordinated physician call schedules, EKG's, consulations
7/2006-Present

Staff Physician

Cullman Regional Medicine Center, Cullman, Alabama

Liaison, Physician Recruitment, Cullman Regional Medical Center, CRMC

2012 – 2014

Chairperson

 

Infection Control Committee, CRMC

2014 – Present

Member

 
 

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, CRMC

 

2016 – Present

 Member 

Critical Care Committee, CRMC

 

ACUPUNCTURE

  
12/2007

Graduate of Helms Medical Institute, UCLA Stanford

 
09/2008

Chinese Scalp Acupuncture with Dr. Jason Hao

 

10/2009

Five Element Acupuncture with Drs. Moss and Puhky

 

10/2011 – Present

Board Certification by American Board of Medical Acupuncture Full Member, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE  
12/1995-9/2005Rank: Major, United States Air ForceDischarge: Honorable
Decorations: Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal,
Outstanding Unit Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, Longevity Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Ribbon, Samll Arms Expert Ribbon

 

VOLUNTEER  
2009-Present

Medical Director, Health and Safety Team Daystar Church

Cullman, Alabama

2011 – Present

Parent Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 37

Cullman, Alabama
08/2015 – Present
Committee Member Boy Scouts of America, Troop 219
Cullman, Alabama

Dr. Ruse is married to Dr. E. Anthony Ruse and has two sons, Joey and Nic.  She enjoys cooking, swimming and Tai Chi.

 


Read less