Communication is essential to effective treatment for Dr. David Ruckman. He believes in taking as much time as necessary with each patient to listen to their concerns and needs and to educate them about their condition and treatment options. For Dr. Ruckman, deciding to become a physician was a natural choice. He was very attracted to the idea of helping people -and always loved science. He feels fortunate to have been able to choose medicine - it's not only rewarding, but it combines two of his main interests.