Dr. Rutman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1981). After four years of college, Dr. Rutman entered medical school at the University Health Science in Kansas City Missouri where he studied from 1968 to 1972.

After graduating from medical school, he did four years of advanced training in internal medicine which is the specialty of caring for patients with complicated and complex medical disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disease and cholesterol problems. Internal medicine focuses on adult primary care; internal medicine specialists do not deliver babies or see children under the age of sixteen.

Dr. Rutman practiced medicine in the Detroit, Michigan area until 1985 at which time he moved with his family to San Diego, California. In 1985, he founded North Coast Internal Medicine and set up practice in Encinitas, CA. He joined the medical staffs of Scripps Encinitas and La Jolla Hospitals. In 1992, he opened a second office in the Ximed building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

In 2010, Dr. Rutman moved his Encinitas office to a brand new, modern state-of-the-art building located at 2355 S. Melrose on the border between Carlsbad and Vista. He continues to have admitting privileges at Scripps Encinitas Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla where he has remained on-staff, uninterrupted for 25 years.

August 6, 1946
B.A. Temple University, 1968
Medical School
University Health Sciences, Kansas City,
MO 1972
Medical Residency
Detroit, MI 1972 – 1976 (Internal Medicine)
Board Certification
1981 (Internal Medicine)
Private Practice
Michigan, 1977 – 1985
California, 1985 – Present
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
1986 – Present (Pomona College
of Osteopathic Medicine)
3 (Ages 20,26,27)
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