high quality services to our patients in multiple outreach locations in the Chippewa Valley.

Eau Claire GI Associates is an independent, privately owned, specialty medical practice that is part of the Oakleaf Medical network.

At Eau Claire GI, comprehensive clinical services are provided related to the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. The providers diagnose and manage complex and chronic gastrointestinal and liver disorders including but not limited to:

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening,
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis),
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),
  • Reflux esophagitis (acid reflux),
  • Barrett’s esophagus,
  • Celiac disease
  • Acute and Chronic liver disease (Cirrhosis, Hepatitis C)

Eau Claire GI Associates collaborates with multiple physicians and networks to meet the needs of the patient, including but not limited to the Oakleaf Medical Network, Prevea, Marshfield Clinic and Mayo Clinic.


About Eau Claire G.I. Associates

Services Provided:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
  • ERCP – complete therapeutic modalities
  • Endoscopic Stenting
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • pH Testing
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • PEG tube placement

Procedures are performed at:

  • Oakleaf Surgical Hospital – Eau Claire
  • Sacred Heart Hospital – Eau Claire
  • St Joseph’s Hospital – Chippewa Falls
  • Our Lady of Victory – Stanley
  • Chippewa Valley Hospital - Durand
  • Western Wisconsin Health - Baldwin
  • Cumberland Memorial Hospital

Prescriptions and Refills:

  • It is recommended that you check your amount left on your prescription frequently so that you do not use up your supply of needed medication. When you need a refill, please call our office at (715)552-7303.
Dr Paul J. Ruh

Meet Dr. Paul J. Ruh, MD Gastroenterology, Hepatology

  • Dr. Ruh received his undergraduate degree from the University of Madison and earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School Madison. After Madison, he completed his residency in Internal medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Nebraska.
  • Dr. Ruh was born and raised in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. After completing his fellowship in 1997, Dr. Ruh practiced in Two Rivers, Wisconsin before relocating to the Eau Claire area in 2012, when he took over the practice from Dr. Jahn Hansen.
  • He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • Outside of work, Dr Ruh enjoys many hobbies including woodworking, cars and boating.

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Some of this information was developed by the American College of Gastroenterologists – ACG. This information is intended to provide general guidance. It does not provide definitive medical advice. It is important that you consult your physician about a specific condition or symptoms.

  • What is a Gastroenterologist?

    A Gastroenterologist is a physician that has general Internal medicine training and dedicated, specialized training in the management of diseases that involve the GI tract and liver. They are trained in endoscopy, which is the use of a narrow, flexible lighted tube with a video camera to visualize the inside of the esophagus, stomach and colon. In addition, Gastroenterologists also learn how to properly interpret findings and biopsy results from these procedures to make the clinical decisions on how to treat diseases, including cancer prevention.

  • What makes Gastroenterologists different?

    Gastroenterologists perform the bulk of research involving the GI endoscopic procedures, as well as the interpretation of results and are considered experts in the field. Studies have shown that Gastroenterologists perform higher quality colonoscopy examinations and comprehensive consultative services when compared to other physicians. Research has shown that non-gastroenterologists are 5 times more likely to miss colorectal cancer during colonoscopy than Gastroeneterologists.

  • Do providers see pediatric patients?

    On occasion, Dr. Ruh will see a pediatric patient but this is only after he has the opportunity to review the patient’s medical record and feels that he is able to diagnose and treat the patient. There are also Gastroenterologists that specialize in pediatrics which would be recommended in the event Dr Ruh is not able to see that patient.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?

    To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (715)552-7303. We will work with the patient to schedule the office visit and/or procedure at a location nearest and of the patients choosing. However, it is the patient’s responsibility to insure that Dr. Ruh and that facility is covered by the patient’s insurance.

    • Patients will be called (2) days prior to the scheduled appointment as a reminder.
    • Please bring insurance card(s) and current medication list to the appointment.

  • How do I cancel an appointment?

    To cancel an appointment, please call the office at (715)552-7303 at least 24 hours in advance so that the appointment time may be offered to another patient. If calling after hours, please leave a message with the answering service.

  • What insurances are covered?

    Eau Claire GI Associates accepts most types of insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. All insurance co-pays are due on the day of the appointment. The patient is expected to understand the benefits and coverage of his/her insurance plan as it is the patient’s responsibility to pay any deductible, co-insurance and any other balance not paid by Insurance.

  • Where are procedures performed?

    • Oakleaf Surgical Hospital – Eau Claire
    • Sacred Heart Hospital – Eau Claire
    • St Joseph’s Hospital – Chippewa Falls
    • Our Lady of Victory – Stanley
    • Chippewa Valley Hospital - Durand
    • Western Wisconsin Health - Baldwin
    • Cumberland Memorial Hospital

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Office Hours in Eau Claire: Monday – Thursday from 8:00am – 5:00pm | Friday from 8:00am – 3:00pm | Office hours at outreach locations vary. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week either by staff at the clinic or an answering service after hours.

If you believe that you are in need of immediate assistance or if this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

  • Primary location

    Eau Claire G.I. Associates
    3940 Oakwood Hills Parkway Suite #2
    Eau Claire, WI 54701

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  • Outreach locations

    Oakleaf Specialty Clinic
    840 Spruce Street
    Baldwin, WI 54002

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  • Chippewa Valley Hospital

    1220 3rd Avenue W
    Durand, WI 54736

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  • Our Lady of Victory

    1120 Pine St
    Stanley, WI 54768

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  • St Joseph’s Hospital

    900 W Clairemont Avenue
    Eau Claire, WI 54701

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  • Prevea Rice Lake

    1051 West Avenue
    Rice Lake, WI 54868

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  • Cumberland Memorial Hospital

    1110 7th Avenue
    Cumberland, WI 54829

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