Dr. Chad Ruffin

ENT Doc and CI Surgeon

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NIDCD Balance Disorders Center provides an overview of balance disorders.

The most common type of dizziness, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a type of dizziness that lasts seconds. It is most often provoked by turning over in bed. It is diagnosed with the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. This maneuver determines the affected ear and which Epley maneuver to perform. is a great resource for vestibular disorders for both patients and providers.

Falls can be deadly in older patients with dizziness or imbalance issues. This article from the New York Times has great fall prevention strategies.

From the desk of Dr. Chad Ruffin:

New York Times: Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person dies from a fall. Learn more here at the NYT.

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Patient Reviews of Chad Ruffin, MD

Dr. Ruffin is committed to providing every patient with outstanding care. Hear what patients of Dr. Ruffin have to say about their experience with him.

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Dr. Ruffin was the first person in over 10 years to actually take the time to really listen to me. He took the time to figure out what’s actually going on without chalking it up to something simple and sending me on my way.

Liz H.

I really appreciated Chad's honesty with options, having surgery being a last result and most of all explaining everything in layman's terms. I couldn't be happier with my experience and really appreciate him getting to the bottom of my ear issue and making it feel better than it ever has!

Mathew M.

Dr. Ruffin was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. He took the time to fully understand the issues and was able to provide immediate relief. Nothing short of a miracle here. Furthermore, the entire team was very kind and professional. One of the best medical experiences I have had!

Brian F.