Terry Ruhl, MD, FAAFP

  • Associate Program Director

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: Michigan State University Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship
  • Residency: MidMichigan Regional Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program
  • Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine College: Houghton College


East Aurora, NY

Family Medicine Interests

I’m the Associate Program Director – that means I keep things stable when Dr. Beckstead’s not around and take care of things he doesn’t have time for. Clinically, I assist women in birthing babies and take care of them in the nursery. I do a number of procedures and enjoy teaching skin procedures. I like helping people quit smoking and specialize in “non-compliant” patients. I am the “computer guy” at the office, though I appreciate that Dr. Blank is very capable of taking over the title.


My wife and I have three grown children in various parts of the country. We like watching movies together in our basement and playing board games (Catan, Lost Cities, Ticket to Ride…) I enjoy reading (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Ravi Zacharias).

Why do you enjoy working at AFP?

I joined AFP in 1999 after teaching in Midland, Michigan, for eight years. I was attracted by the friendly atmosphere and flexibility of allowing me to pursue my interests. I continue to appreciate my great partners who are always willing to cover for me and the residents who do a great job of taking care of my patients when I am not around.

What year did you join the faculty at AFP?