SSM Medical Group adds endocrinologist 

ST. CHARLES, MO – SSM Medical Group has added another physician to their expanding list of medical specialists. Natalya Rukhman, MD has joined Dr. Jerry Thurman and Dr. Stephanie Heavey in the practice of endocrinology. Endocrinology is the treatment of and care for diseases and conditions of glands, hormones and metabolism.

Dr. Rukhman recently completed a fellowship in endocrinology at Saint Louis University. She is board eligible in endocrinology and board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Rukhman completed her internal medicine residency at Saint Louis University as well. She is a graduate of the accelerated six-year combination undergraduate and medical degree program at the University of Missouri—Kansas City.

Dr. Rukhman is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

"I look forward to helping our patients through my compassion, expertise and skill, said Dr. Rukhman.

Like all SSM Medical Group physicians, Dr. Rukhman offers MyChart to her patients. MyChart is a complimentary internet application that provides convenient, secure, online access to your personal health record with the intent of improving communication with your physician and creating a better health care system.

Dr. Rukhman is welcoming new patients at the SSM Medial Group’s offices on Wall Street in St. Charles and at SSM St. Joseph Medical Park off of Kisker Road and Hwy 94 in the south St. Charles/St. Peters area. She accepts most insurance plans. For an appointment or more information, please call 636-669-2219. 

About SSM Medical Group
SSM Medical Group is a member of SSM Health Care — St. Louis and includes more than 200 primary care and specialty service physicians and providers throughout the greater St. Louis region. The SSM Medical Group name represents the combination of three medical groups: SSM St. Charles Clinic Medical Group, with physicians located in St. Charles County, and in Warrenton and Troy, Mo.; SSM DePaul Medical Group, with physicians located in North St. Louis County; and SSM Medical Group, with physicians located in Mid Town and South St. Louis County, as well as at two sites in Belleville and Maryville, Ill. For more information on physicians and specialists in the SSM Medical Group, visit

About SSM Health Care – St. Louis
SSM Health Care – St. Louis’ mission statement — “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God” — is embodied by 12,000 employees and 2,500 staff physicians. Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, the health care network offers comprehensive health care services, but specializes in heart, cancer, neurosciences, pediatrics, weight-loss, sleep, imaging, behavioral health, rehab and fetal surgery. A winner of the Missouri Quality Award and multiple Best Places to Work awards, SSM Health Care – St. Louis includes seven hospitals ― Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, DePaul Health Center, St. Clare Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville, St. Joseph Hospital West and St. Mary’s Health Center  ― a free-standing ambulatory care center (St. Joseph Medical Park), plus a Managed Care Organization (MCO), and a Physicians' Organization (PO).  Go to for more information.

For patient information, contact:
Barb Huber
Director of Practice Management
636-669-2283 (office) 

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Nancy Kohl
Marketing Manager
636-669-2447 (office)