Biography & Education

Biography

Ruth Fischer-Wright, M.D., follows a philosophy founded on giving her patients an active role in their health care. “I view the patient-provider relationship as a team,” she says. “I believe that each encounter with a patient is an opportunity to empower and assist them as they make decisions about their care.”

Board-certified in family practice, Dr. Fischer-Wright completed her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency with Providence Health System in Seattle.

A native of the Northwest, Dr. Fischer-Wright was born and raised in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Along with her husband and three children, she enjoys watching and participating in sports and being active in their church.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
University of Washington School of Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

4015 Mercantile Drive, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Fax 503-216-1515

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (315 Ratings, 100 Comments)

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09/29/2016
I am SO blessed to have Dr. Ruth Fischer Wright as my Dr. I feel SO taken care of by her and she has really had to help me a lot in the last few years. So grateful! She has a wonderful manner.
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09/22/2016
I am in awe of Ruth Fischer-Wright's attention to detail and her prompt follow up. She epitomizes what a doctor should be like as she is approachable, knowledgable, kind, professional and the list goes on and on!!
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09/07/2016
I HATE Providence doing Team Medicine. I chose my provider because of her, not her coworkers. I understand someone assisting on her days off, etc. but having to deal with them without that being the case is infuriating and frustrating. I also makes me want to switch if it continues.
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09/06/2016
Ruth Fischer-Wright is the best doctor - she treats her patients with kindness and respect, and her knowledge and insight is truly remarkable.
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09/06/2016
Nothing ever negative with this office or Providence as a whole. I have had 2 primary care doctors in 37 years in Oregon, both Providence doctors, and their knowledge, care and professional expertise has been outstanding. Dr. Ruth Fischer-Wright is one in a million as far as her care and personal attention to every detail of my medical care. She has always referred me to the correct Providence Specialists for care, two life threatening incidents, and I am forever grateful for her care and guidance.
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09/05/2016
Dr. Fisher-Wright is one of the most caring physicians I have had. She listens to your concerns and takes them seriously. I appreciate her efforts to help me being healthy.
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09/03/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wrigh is an excellent caring dr who llstens and always follows up on any problems or concerns! I would give her the highest marks possible.
100

09/02/2016
My Doctor is super great, her support staff is suspect...
90

09/01/2016
Provider has always been very responsive to my needs.
100

08/25/2016
We communicate mostly by email, very efficient!
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08/20/2016
Dr. Ruth F. Wright is an excellent physician, a good listener, and an efficient and considerate professional, whom I trust implicitly. I have recommended her and her practice to several of my family members and friends. I consider my self very fortunate to have her as my physician.
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08/14/2016
I've had to contact provider via phone several times to get an answer after trying to contact her via mychart message.
90

08/14/2016
This was my first visit to DR F-W. I appreciated her efficiency and ability to listen. Medical assistant was great as well.
100

08/09/2016
Dr Fischer-Wright is an excellent Doctor. A+
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08/06/2016
Doctor Fischer-Wright is a outstanding doctor. I consider myself fortunate to have her as my care giver.
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08/03/2016
Best Dr office!
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08/02/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright helped me with finding a doctor who is at [...]. I will be seeing that doctor in two weeks. She was very clear about the problem and the fact that it was not critical, and the other doctor would be able to explain and help me with the problem. I am a type one insulin dependent woman. Dr. Fischer-Wright always gets all information from my endocrinologist after every visit with the doctor, and if I need something, I text her with information. She is wonderful, and Providence Health is wonderful.
100

08/01/2016
Outstanding at all levels, professional, caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable and prompt; at all levels. I am extremely pleased with my Dr. Ruth Fischer-Wright and her team. Thank you!
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07/19/2016
Dr Fischer-Wright is very responsive - very quick to reply to MyChart emails.
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07/19/2016
Ruth is what I imagine to be a perfect family physician. She is wonderful and has enriched my health and life with her knowledge, care, and compassion. An outstanding provider and person.
100

07/10/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright is an excellent doctor who has a caring, gentle, reassuring demeanor.
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07/06/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright is a new-ish primary care provider for me. I am very happy with her and her office. I love the nearly instant communication and test result information that I receive via email 24 hours a day. She is a great doctor. Very happy!
100

07/05/2016
Dr Ruth is the best.....highly recommend her...great doctor!
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07/04/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright always listens, is respectful and friendly and has the appropriate recommendations, including simple and down to earth.
100

07/03/2016
My Dr always listens to what I have to say. She takes her time with me.
100

06/28/2016
I love my doctor.
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06/21/2016
Dr. Ruth is fabulous. I did not find the new lab tech friendly or personable. Lacked any personality whatsoever.
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06/21/2016
Dr. Ruth and her team are always excellent - the other referral providers, never follwed up with me after request was put in at hearing clinic and ObGyn, I had to get back to them and wonder did the referral happen, etc...
100

06/16/2016
All good experiences with Dr. Fischer-Wright. She is wonderful. I have nothing but good things to say about her.
100

06/16/2016
Dr. Wright is wonderful. She makes me feel like I am a long time friend that she cares very much about.
100

06/07/2016
dr Ruth is a top provider
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06/07/2016
provider is very responsive to our needs. easy to talk with.
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06/05/2016
Always professional, caring. A good listener.
90

06/05/2016
my issues are complex and there are many, a little more time would be good. But I'm already using a longer appointment time slot
90

06/01/2016
Ruth always makes me feel like she sincerely cares about me - not just my health!
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05/31/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright is a terrific caregiver and I would highly recommend her to anyone who asks. She is very concerned with you as an individual and not just as a patient. She always seems to have plenty of time to listen and she asks appropriate questions.
100

05/25/2016
an excellent physician and always sensitive.
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05/24/2016
she is the best. I do not like team medicine care that providence forces on its patients
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05/24/2016
Dr. Ruth Fischer Wright is the BEST doctor I have ever had. She really listens and talks in plain, easy-to-understand language. She is outstanding!!!
100

05/24/2016
Excellent care
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05/08/2016
I love my doctor because she is a true professional, knowledgeable, caring, and thorough!
90

05/04/2016
After checking out reviews and number of sources I made a directed effort to meet and greet with Dr F-W. I am looking for an engaged, knowledgeable, willing to be my advocate, responsible for a comprehensive overview of my medial status (eve if dealing with specialists) and good communicator. Dr F-W has meet and exceeded my expect ions. I feel as she "has my back" as a PCP - something I have not found in other PCPs.
100

05/03/2016
the delay for in seeing my provider was that there was a computer problem and everyone did apologize for the delay.
100

05/03/2016
I finally found a doctor that listens to me and has helped me feel better.
100

04/19/2016
She is an excellent doctor. Nothing bad about her or her team.
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04/19/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright has always provided me with excellent medical care. She listens to what I say and gears my health needs toward what makes me comfortable.
100

04/19/2016
Dr. Fisher-Wright works exceptionally hard to get to the bottom of health issues all with a smile and concern. Her team is great too
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04/17/2016
DR Fischer-Wright is the "best" and the staff of Mercantile Office excellent customer service
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04/15/2016
Dr. Fisher -Wright was recommended to me by two Drs. in the Providence System in response to my request for an outstanding PC. [...]
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04/12/2016
I have complete confidence and trust in my doctor.
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04/05/2016
Ruth is so special. I love having her in my life and managing the health care parts of it. She is responsive, concerned, oh so smart and I love her analytical mind that sometimes works out loud. I need that to feel like we've covered all the bases. She is absolutely the best doctor I have ever had! Usually I e-mail and she responds very quickly. I love it!
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04/05/2016
Doctor Ruth Fischer-Wright is compassionate, professional and very smart. I consider myself lucky to be her patient and in her great care. Thank you, Doc!
100

04/05/2016
Every contact via phone and in person was professional and caring.
100

04/05/2016
I have never had such a good doctor ever. Dr. Fischer-Wright is the best.
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04/03/2016
last visit was disappointing, I don't need to talk about my meds so much as why I need them in the first place. [...] I wouldn't need or want the meds if I could just get the problem solved. To date I still do not have the referral I need to find out why I have so much pain and numbness.
100

04/03/2016
Dr. Fischer Wright is the best PCP I have had. She listens and wants what is best for my health. I love the my chart app. The ability to email her is and make my appointments is fantastic. Dr. Fischer Wright responds quickly!
100

03/30/2016
I am very satisfied with Dr. Fisher-Wright and her care team. I especially appreciate being able to contact her by email and the speed with which test results are communicated.
100

03/29/2016
Dr. always listens & follow up - excellent!
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03/15/2016
She always has a smile and is always a joy to visit
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03/13/2016
My provider is an excellent physician who works extraordinarily well with me to develop a feasible treatment plan. She is extremely sensitive to my needs and is very enlightened about treating patients. She follows up any treatment recommendations she makes and is very willing to make course corrections when necessary. I really feel as if I am in partnership with her. I feel very lucky to have found her since I didn't think that my last doctor of twenty two years couldn't have been replaced. But she has and, hopefully, she will take care of me until I die.
100

03/08/2016
She is awesome!!!
60

03/08/2016
Care provider seemed rushed and didn't spend much time with me. I felt the checkup wasn't as thorough as it should have been.
70

03/07/2016
Sometimes I feel as though this provider is hurried and does not listen well.
90

03/07/2016
It was very caring and met my needs.
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03/02/2016
Dr. Wright was very pleasant and respectful. She came highly recommended.
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03/01/2016
I received the test results, but am waiting for a follow-up to tell me what they mean and any changes to be made to meds, etc.
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02/28/2016
She seems to care and listen well to my needs. She also seems smart and knowledgeable about current health advances, i.e. genetic testing for cancer genes, etc.
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02/28/2016
Dr. Fisher-Wright is an excellent doctor! Always right on top of things, commonsense approach to health care, communicates so that I can understand, and always has a positive attitude.
100

02/24/2016
excellent care
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02/23/2016
We have had nothing but a good experience with the provider. We love her!
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02/21/2016
Dr. FIscher-Wright has anticipated my needs, throughly answered my questions, and given me all the time I have needed. She has been very responsive to my questions and concerns and very timely in getting results and options to me.
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02/16/2016
Dr. Ruth remains the very best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She consistently makes me feel at ease, respects what I have to say, and is an advocate for my health care. My life is so much better because of her care. Thank you Dr. Ruth for being the kind of doctor who shows compassion and caring! I am so fortunate to have you as my health care provider.
 

01/31/2016
Took into consideration all aspects of my care.
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01/31/2016
Very pleased with my new doctor
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01/21/2016
I am fully satisfied with this provider
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01/19/2016
She is very good and tries to cover all concerns. If I have questions I use My Chart and she gets back to me.
90

01/17/2016
Good
100

01/16/2016
Dr Fischer Wright is a stellar physician and I am gratefulshe is my doctor!
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01/13/2016
She's great!
80

01/12/2016
I really like Dr. Fisher Wright
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01/07/2016
Dr. Fisher Wright is outstanding in every way - her level of care, and her personal touch, are of the highest caliber. I am so grateful to have the best doctor I could imagine.
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01/05/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright is an excellent listener, shows empathy, takes necessary time to resolve issues, is very pleasant and caring. She shares her expertise and focuses on preventative care in addition to addressing reason for clinic visit. I would definitely recommend her to my dear ones!
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12/28/2015
I always have a great experience with my provider and her team.
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12/28/2015
I felt my needs were met and the doctor made sure I had all necessary preventative care taken care of.
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12/28/2015
I feel very confident and comfortable with Dr. Fischer-Wright's expertise and care. I've never felt comfortable w.the necessity of flu shots. During my appointment w.her, she talked to me about the importance and I received my first flu shot before I left.
60

12/27/2015
[...] She just seemed rushed and scattered. [...]
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12/22/2015
Dr Fisher Wright and her CMA [...] are extremely helpful and demonstrate respect and compassion.
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12/16/2015
Disappointed that I felt rushed and left without having all my questions completely answered. It was so different from my first appointment with this provider.
 

12/15/2015
I was scheduled for a full physical. I was not put into a gown, no breast exam, no abdominal exam, no thyroid check, no ear exam. The doctor checked my heart and lungs and took my blood pressure. That was it. Very disappointing. [...]
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12/13/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright is an excellent provider, with up to date knowledge on medical issues and excellent response time personally.
 

12/08/2015
Apppeared that she was a person who was caring and easy to talk with.
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12/08/2015
[...] She has always shown compassion, and caring as well as being genuinely interested in my health and lifestyle. [...] I feel comfortable with her, and have recommended her to others. Only good experiences. She follows up timely with lab results, had her nurse call me to follow up after a visit last week, and checked that I had made an appt with a specialist to who she had referred me. Very impressed with the level of care I have received.
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11/30/2015
Office is too booked up...too hard to see your doc..I would not send more patients to make it worse..
 

11/26/2015
Awesome Doctor!!
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11/25/2015
I am very fortunate to have Dr. Fischer-Wright as my primary care provider. I have recommended her to two of my friends who are now her patients and like her as much as I do.
100

11/24/2015
Excellent. Kind compassionate care. Really made it easy for me to see her and to want to return
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11/24/2015
Uses mychart email to stay in communication regarding health care from my specialists [...] Seems to use tests appropriately and we mutually agree. [...]
100

11/24/2015
She responded to every question/concern with thoughtful answers and/or recommendations for treatment.
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11/22/2015
Ruth is an excellent provider with a great heart, I am thankful she is my Doctor!
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11/19/2015
I appreciate the Dr. emailing any follow up information after an appt.