Harry Rutland, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Best of Forsyth 2015-2018

A native of Guntersville, Alabama, Dr. Rutland completed his undergraduate degree at Auburn University and received his medical degree in 2001 from University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his internship in surgery and residency in urology at Emory University Hospitals where he was Chief Resident in Urology from 2005-2006.

Dr. Rutland practices general urology with a particular interest in the treatment of stone disease, enlarged prostate (BPH), and urological cancers. He specializes in laparoscopic kidney surgery. Dr. Rutland is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Urological Association.

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4.8 /5
190 Reviews

I have been a patient of Dr. Rutland for several years. What I appreciate most is that he is a great listener and is flexible to adopt his diagnosis and recommendations to my changing circumstances.
Dr. Rutland and his staff are excellent!!! He takes the time to understand his patients and truly communicates. I was very pleased with my follow up visit. He made me feel comfortable and at ease!!!
I am very impressed with Dr. Rutland and his staff. They are friendly, caring and professional. Dr. Rutland has great bedside manners,, takes the time to listen and is clear in the answers to your questions. During my most recent situation,which was extremely painful, the scheduler understood and managed to schedule me in for the new working day. This type of immediate action is unheard of nowadays. If you need the help of a Urologist I highly recommend Dr Rutland and his staff, they are great.
Dr. Rutland and the staff is really special. he is thorough, kind and compassionate. Whats more amazing, I called to follow-up on some test results and the nurse actually called me back. great practice
Dr. Rutland is a very concerned and comforting physician who is thoroughly Involved in the patient’s health. Great bedside manner, friendly and easy to talk with about the patient’s concerns.
Georgia Urology should not make a practice to schedule office visits with a provider at the same time as scheduling surgeries for that same provider, thereby necessitating the canceling of office visits repeatedly.
With my doctor leaving the practice there was some confusion leading to several appointment changes. The emails I received were not always accurate. I arrived for my confirmed 2:20 pm appointment to be told it was to be at 3:00 pm. No explanation was offered, leaving me confused. The new Doctor, Rutland, was excellent which was a great relief.
Dr Rutland was warm, courteous, thorough and listened patiently! I would highly recommend him!
Nurse Lavinda was exceptionally great as usual. She is an uncommon and excellent member of the Georgia Urology team! Dr Rutland was also awesome!
I was in excruciating pains, and luckily enough was scheduled to see Dr. Rutland the next working day. He explained to me what was happening, what was going on and what needed to be done. His treatment that day helped me tremendously. Thank goodness, I walked out of the office feeling a whole lot better than I waled in.
Dr Rutland is awesome.
Dr Rutland is the best! Front desk women could smile more.
The red haired front desk personnel is fantastic. GreAt relationship mgmt,funny, calming
Dr. Rutland is caring and helpful
I have been a patient of Dr Rutland for almost 10 years. Very satisfied.
I was called and asked to come in 1 hour earlier than scheduled. After doing this I still had to wait approx. 40 minutes in the waiting room.
As usual - a great visit with Dr. Rutland and the GA Urology Team.
Really liked using a pad to fill out info instead of writing.
Great staff; great doctor!
I was told I would get Results my Friday. Today is Monday 1/14 2:30pm & I have yet to hear.
Friendly, professional and caring!
I am so impressed with Dr. Rutland. He is professional but also has such a nice personality and demeanor. He is always thorough and takes his time explaining and listening to my feedback. It's been a while since my last visit and he remembered me and my situation (or at least read my chart to familiarize himself).
I thought I might have a UTI, so my last visit was to leave a urine specimen. I only had interactions with the receptionist, who instructed me where the bathroom was so that I could do that. I came during their lunch time fully expecting to wait until 1:00, but they took care of me and didn’t make me wait.
Dr. Rutland continues to have an important care giver role in this person's 80-year old life.
I’ve already recommended Dr Rutland to two people. Unfortunately when you’re in the world of cancer, you meet people who’d like to know a good urologist. His communication with me and with my oncologist was excellent!
Very friendly office staff and clinicians. Wait time was practically non-existent. Dr Rutland takes the time to listen and explain answers to all my questions. Very personable. Highly recommended.
I thought the wait time was too long for a 9:40 appointment, especially when I had checked in online. Otherwise I am pleased with my experience, and with my care.
Dr. Rutland is a fantastic doctor. His bedside manner is very caring and he takes all the time you need to get your questions answered.i would highly recommend Dr. Rutland for all your urology needs.
I sincerely appreciate Dr. Rutland's being able to see me immediately and for his thoroughness in his assessment. He was able to clear me for the gallbladder surgery that was scheduled for 12/27/18 (It was performed successfully and the recovery is progressing very well). Because of the holidays I have not called for the specimen culture results but will do so to see if he recommends any further treatment. Many, Many thanks to everyone.
I left a message concerning what medication was covered by my insurance and the call was not returned.
I normally don't have to wait in the waiting room as long to see Dr Rutland as I did this time. I assumed something unusual happened.
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Rutland, and relieved that he asked pertinent questions concerning my situation and condition and I left the facility with much needed confidence, just as I do after see my Oncologist Dr. Williams. Very satisfied with my visit and feel that this is the right Doctor for my condition. Thank you very much.
Dr Rutland really seam interested in finding my problem instead of just giving me more drugs. I like that.
I trust them to do their best for me.
GU may want to evaluate their furniture and exam rooms. One chair had a broken armrest and the wall behind the chair was dented severely.
My provider in the past has asked me to call and leave a message for him about how a new drug he has prescribed is working for me. However the telephone menu system doesn't provide an option for leaving a message for your doctor. In the past I selected the option to leave a message for the nurse and asked them to return my call but they never did.
Dr. Rutland is the best. He always takes time to answer any questions I have.
Scheduling of appointments needs improving. I’m totally satisfied with my doctor but I always wait a minimum of 30 minutes past my scheduled time to be seen by doctor.
Dr Rutland is fantastic. Easy to talk to and explains all issues and results in details that i can understand. Offers suggestions and options for my condition.
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rutland as my urologist. He is caring, has great expertise and I never feel rushed during my time with him.
Nice people
I have been a patient of Dr. Rutland for more than 7 years. He is a very professional, thorough and caring Urologist who always spends as much time with me as necessary to answer all my questions and concerns. I am very pleased with his treatment and recommendations.
Dr. Rutland, is great and worth the wait time!
Parking can be a challenge at Roswell office
It was a great experience in every way!
Time waiting in exam room was slightly longer than expected. Time spend with Dr. Rutland was worth the wait.
I showed up and my appointment was not in the system. I had received a text confirmation the day before- but upon arriving- was told i did not have an appointment. I had to show my text. While neither nice nor rude, the front desk staff is unprofessional. They blatantly huff, puff and complain in front of customers. while they did "find time for me" the impression was given that i should feel fortunate they could find time for me. I'm sorry- I had a confirmed appointment. I do not feel grateful that they messed up and fixed it. That's their job. If Dr. Rutland had not been so fantastic- i would nto plan on going back to Georgia Urology. As is- i do want to continue with dr. Rutland, but I am hesitant about how my future experiences will go with making my appointments or dealing with the professionalism of the other staff.
When I arrived for this appointment I was told they could not do it because it there was not enough time between the last time I had my shot. What ever that means?
Thank you for Dr. Harry Rutland a fine doctor and a good man
I just love Dr. Rutland. He takes time with his patients, is funny, kind and knowledgable.
Nice folks. Everything was explained clearly. All on time.
Only issue was my appointment was cancelled three times, before I could be seen. One of the cancellations resulted in me showing up at the office, only to be told that the doctor was not available. No explanation why I was not notified by phone.
excellent, friendly, courteous care.
Always a great experience to visit the office.
Dr. Rutland is the reason I go here. He is the BEST!
Dr. Rutland and staff were excellent. Had quite a bit of difficulty trying to get estimated cost for the overall cost (facility, athes, etc.)
Smooth - Fast appointment
Dr. Rutland was very friendly, courteous, and professional. I will recommend him to my family and friends.
Dr. Rutland is fantastic and was great to work with. He has a fantastic bedside manner and thoroughly answered all questions I had. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs to see a urologist.
I think having to wait 45 minutes past my appointed time is unreasonable. When I asked if there had been an emergency that caused the doctor to be so behind, I was told he had "run over to the hospital for lunch." I find that inconsiderate and uncaring about his patients schedules.
Dr Harry Rutland is one of the best physicians I've ever experienced. He takes time to listen and really shows care & concern. And he does this consistently as I have been seeing him for many years.
Very pleased with my medical care thanks to Dr. Harry Rutland.
Thank you Dr Rutland.
I really like everyone I met. They were all very nice to me.
Dr. Rutland is great.
Dr. Rutland is the best. I feel extremely comfortable with him as my Urologist.
Dr. Rutland is awesome - I appreciate his down to earth manner.
Dr. Rutland is kind, informative and very personable. He answers all your questions and gives very good advice. I would definitely recommend him.
Left message for a callback due to long hold times. No one ever called me back.
A very positive experience. Appreciate the time Dr. Rutland spent with us explaining what we might be facing.
Dr was extremely professional and answered our questions. Could not ask for any better. The staff has some problems with receiving doc orders or info on portal many people were very upset with the office not having the medical records including me. I called my doctor and had them sent again while I was standing there
I believe the wait time for this visit was atypical. Normally the wait time is reasonable.
Dr. Rutland is caring, easy to talk to, and knowledgeable about my condition.
I have great confidence in Dr. Rutland. I feel fortunate that he is providing my urology care.
Outstanding!! Dr Rutland was great. Professional, friendly, and obviously very knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions and was very positive in his answers. I was very comfortable during the visit and would definitely recommend Dr Rutland to anyone.
Dr Rutland is the best!
;Everyone was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. It was an outstanding visit. Dr Rutland was great.
Easy to interact with Georgia Urology. Very satisfied with Dr. Rutland. The only downside is the Georgia Urology does no make my medical record available to me online.
My spouse and I love Harry Rutland can not say enough nice things about him. Your reception at the north side extension is the worst. Have the Russian born women leave a voice mail for you. Let me know if you understand anything. When we entered your office, she verbally attack us the minute we walked in. This is my second encounter with her. I do not expect courtesy anymore, but I do expect civility. She was so abrasive, that my husband left the room to avoid a confrontation. He was a policeman, trial lawyer and judge for 40 years and told me she was the nastiest person he has encountered in years. I know he does not what me to visit her location again. Put bluntly if she is there, We are not. If you are beholding to this employee, put her some where she has no public contact. Again we think the world of Dr RUtland
In all my visits Dr. Rutland has NEVER made you feel that you were being rushed so he can see the next patient, has always made sure you were as informed as he could make you, that you understood what had been discussed, and never acted as if any question wasn't important. Most times an appointment won't start on time; but often you may be able to hear enough in the next room to understand that all his patients get the same consideration you receive. If only more doctors cared enough about their patients, people wouldn't feel like they were just another number. THANKS Dr. Rutland.
Dr Rutland and staff always treat me with dignity and respect and answer all my questions.
Medical care is great. Administration still needs work
very satisfied with the services provided by Georgia Urology.
Very much appreciate Dr. Rutland’s manner with my dad. He is compassionate, concerned, easy to talk with, and explains things in layperson terms.
Dr. Rutland takes his time in explaining his methods, which I certainly appreciate.
Very friendly and made me feel at home.
Grateful to have Dr Rutland as my urologist. Area for general improvement is to make better use of Patient Portal.
Dr. Rutland takes his time in listening to your concerns and questions and explains answers clearly and concisely. I never feel that I’m rushed by Dr. Rutland or his staff. I truly believe that Dr. Rutland has your health as priority #1!!!
The staff is very professional and Dr Rutland made feel that my time with was important. Took the time to address my concerns!
Dr Rutland is knowledgeable , very professional and courteous.
I recommend Dr. Rutland who is my Doctor!!!!
I believe that Dr. Rutland is very professional, courteous, and thorough. I trust him with my prostate health and know that I am confident I am in "great" hands with his care.
Dr. Rutland was very informative, personable and attentive. We had excellent communications. I would very strongly recommend him to friends and family.
Dr. Rutland is personable and friendly. He absolutely takes time to listen to my concerns and clearly explains answers to these concerns.
I really like Dr. Rutland. He always answers all of my questions. He is very personal--a true professional.