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, 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, 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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (327 Ratings, 131 Comments)

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07/26/2017
I can't explain enough how special and wonderful Dr. Ruth Fischer Wright is. She is my guardian angel and I love respect and trust her with all my heart
 

07/26/2017
Spent enough time with me to address all my health issues. Really listens.
100

07/26/2017
Always attentive, timely and professional.
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07/24/2017
my care is always been excellent communication has been superb any questions I've ever had they been answered when I called in with questions I've received great response I would definitely recommend your clinic and your doctors
100

07/19/2017
I feel that Dr. Fisher-Wright very possibly saved my life through her early diagnosis. She is bright, caring and amazing.
90

07/10/2017
I have been in care of Ruth Fischer-Wright for many years and as I turn 80 this year, I attribute much of my longevity & good health to her care.
100

07/07/2017
always excellent care and professional treatment. I have recommended this provider to many friends and family members.
90

07/06/2017
Quick responses to echart messages and lab results. Need to work on reviewing pharmacy details before action is taken. Lots of frustration with this. Back and forth communication is happening every time I need a script.
100

07/04/2017
Dr. Fischer-Wright is thoughtful, caring and pretty wonderful. I dislike taking prescription meds and vaccines, but she clearly explained my need for the pneumonia vaccine and that they have one without preservatives...which is my objection. She listens and respects opinions that may differ from her own. I am super happy with this terrific doctor.
80

07/01/2017
the front desk staff increased my stress ( the reason for my visit) by stating conflicting opinions on my insurance coverage. a specialist did take the time to explore and call regarding my benefits to ease this and i left with a clear understanding. in the end both front desk staff were incorrect in their statements.
70

06/30/2017
she is good
100

06/29/2017
Every encounter with Dr. Fisher-Wright is a warm, caring, and she provides excellent medical care and knowledge.
100

06/29/2017
Have always had excellent care from Dr. Fischer-Wright and have already referred several friends to her! She listens carefully and follows up when referrals are needed. I am very satisfied!
100

06/29/2017
She is the BEST! Always takes time to listen. I use My Chart and always get a response same day, or next day,
100

06/26/2017
I have always received top notch care from Dr Fisher-Wrightj and the team at Mercantile Providence.
100

06/26/2017
Dr. Fischer Wright is the best doctor I have ever seen. She is knowledgeable, kind and a fantastic listener. I have recommended her to many people.
100

06/22/2017
excellent care!!!!
100

06/22/2017
Dr Fischer-Wright is fabulous
100

06/21/2017
Outstanding physician!
100

06/21/2017
Receptionist at the clinic used to be very business like and showed no TCL. But, they changed for much better, and we liked it a lot.
70

06/21/2017
Dr Fisher Wright had a class for 10 ladies that had fallin and needed help with balance. it was very good.
100

06/19/2017
I love my provider because I am treated like I'm their only patient. My needs and concerns are treated as a priority. Dr Fischer-Wright is an amazing physician and her support staff has the expertise and drive that helps to make my visits successful.
100

06/15/2017
I am exceptionally pleased with Dr. Ruth Fisher Wright. She genuinely cares for my wellbeing.
100

06/12/2017
always attentive, thorough and pleasant
100

06/12/2017
Dr. Fisher-Wright is a wonderful provider. She listens and cares. I appreciate the care she provides.
100

06/08/2017
Dr Ruth Fischer-Wright came highly recommended by doctors I value and has fully met my expectations. glad to be her patient.
100

06/06/2017
I always have a great experience when I see Dr. Fischer - Wright!
100

06/05/2017
Dr.Fisher-Wright is an excellent care provider. The level of care and kindness she provides is above and beyond any I have ever experienced. I use the online tool for communicating, and Ruth gresponds the same day - even if it is her day off! I am grateful to have Dr. Fisher Wright as my primary care doctor - she truly is the best of the best.
100

06/05/2017
Dr. Fischer-Wright always responds to my email questions promptly. I prefer to send email questions as it works well for me. She is kind and thorough and it is easy to trust her and know you are well taken care of. I am moving out of state and I will miss her kind manner and her medical expertise. She has tended to my every need over the years I have been going to her for my medical care.
100

06/05/2017
Dr. Fischer-Wright and her staff are excellent.
100

05/31/2017
through my chart, she got back to me over the weekend
100

05/31/2017
Dr. Ruth is simply the best!!
100

05/31/2017
dr told me I would be scheduled to talk with pharmacist but I have not received a phone call to schedule that appointment
50

05/31/2017
I know Dr. Fischer-Wright cares about her patients and works diligently to provide excellent care. I am frustrated with several aspects of my care including the obvious bias against imaging and I honestly wonder if there is an incentive NOT to get imaging even when it seems to me that it would be indicated. If there is some reason it is not indicated then I still don;t understand what that is. I am hesitant to discuss some aspects of my care because I feel that the team is all on the same page re: very conservative approach to care. I don't feel that there is as much compassion as I would like to feel from this office. I would like everyone in the office to wear a rock in their shoe for about 3 months to renew their understanding of what it might be like to carry a difficult situation with you for a long period of time and give a fresh perspective on how discouraging that can be.
100

05/30/2017
she is an excellent provider!
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05/29/2017
I always have complete confidence in Dr. Fischer Wright. she is compassionate and understanding. very thorough in explanations.
100

05/29/2017
Doctor Fischer-Wright is an outstanding doctor. She is professional, patient and compassionate. She is very smart and cares about the physical and mental well-being of her patients.
100

05/27/2017
I love my doctor.
100

05/24/2017
Very pleasant, thoughtful, good knowledge of helpful additional resources. Took time to listen to health issues, encouraged continuance of medication, healthy exercise and maintenance of proper weight. Very efficient and organized, and we covered many topics that needed addressing during appointment time. Results of lab work came through next day with comment. She thanked me for coming in to take good care of my health!
100

05/22/2017
[...] I don't phone the office very often because I can email and make appointments through MY CHART. My doctor or her staff are very fast to reply to my questions, even on the weekends.
100

05/22/2017
the entire careteam made me feel well cared for.
100

05/18/2017
Dr Ruth is absolutely, unequivocally the best doctor ever in the history of the earth!
100

05/18/2017
Dr. Fischer-Wright always messages me after a visit and/or when I have a question. I feel like she cares about me and that I am a partner in my health care.
100

05/17/2017
prescription service is poor unless Dr Fischer Wright is involved.
100

05/11/2017
Dr. Fisher-Wright is just the best. I very much respect her guidance and how caring she is. I am usually very nervous going to a Doctors office, however I now feel very comfortable and confident that she takes great care of me and provides me with very good advice.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Fischer-Wright always listens so well and I feel understood by her. Our appointments are consistently interactive and we make decisions together about my health care.. Dr. Fischer-Wright is exceptionally kind, respectful and thoughtful. She is an excellent problem solver, she pays attention to details and follows up thoroughly.
100

05/10/2017
Very pleased that Dr. Fischer-Wright was able to make room for me in an already full schedule. And very pleased that I didn't feel rushed and that my needs were met. The doctor followed up promptly with pharmacy on two occasions to prescribe medications to resolve issue.
100

05/03/2017
Very professional and caring. Dr. Wright and her team took the time to address my well being and recovery.
100

04/27/2017
I am fortunate in my health and don't visit doctors often, I am always impressed in the details about me that the provider remembers -- for example, that I prefer not to take medications unless absolutely necessary. She clearly keeps good notes and takes the time to review them before my appointment.
100

04/26/2017
I love Dr. Fisher-Wright [...]
100

04/26/2017
Dr. Fischer-Wright is always wonderful and caring.
100

04/21/2017
I frequently recommend this office to people. All of the care providers in this office are friendly and helpful.
70

04/20/2017
Upon test results it was very difficult to have someone explain to me the results and what it all means. When i ended up going to the referral when they asked me if I had any questions, I had to reply with yes, I have all the questions. All I had been told was I needed a procedure but not what that procedure entailed nor had the impact of the test results been explained fully to me. I tried to call and talk to an advise nurse who left me a message just minutes before and was told no one was available and when they called back they only told me to call the GYN referral.
100

04/19/2017
I have had the great health care ever for everyone at this office. Dr. Fischer-Wright is the best doctor I have ever had. I wish I was as happy with my health insurance.
100

04/17/2017
I feel so fortunate that Dr Fisher-Wright is my doctor. Anytime I us MyChart with a question or concern, I get quick responses. Besides being an excellent doctor, she's genuinely personable and a caring person. I
90

04/14/2017
Very pleased with the care I get from Ruth Fischer Wright.
100

04/13/2017
DR. FISHER WRIGHT IS ONE OF THE BEST DOCTORS THAT I EVER HAD - PROBABLY THE BEST. Not only that she is very knowledgeable and caring, but her work ethic is exceptional.
100

04/12/2017
I love my care provider! She is very well-informed when I bring up things I've read, she listens well, she knows my history, she adapts to my level of knowledge, she respects me, she is warm and cheerful. She is efficient but I always feel that I have the time I need to talk with her.
100

04/06/2017
She is the best provider I've ever had! She is amazing!
100

04/05/2017
RFW is an outstanding provider who genuinely cares. She definitely eased my way and makes every interaction positive. in addition to excellent skills, her manner is a cool combo of technical skill, approachability, and competence. I like her and trust her.
100

04/05/2017
My Dr. is always there for me and I feel very comfortable being open and honest about everything. I always feel like I can ask questions.
100

03/30/2017
Dr. Fischer-Wright is the most amazing physician I have ever seen as a provider. She is clearly very intelligent, thinks outside the box and is extremely attentive to her patients. She is also very quick to respond to any questions on MyChart. [...] I can honestly say she is an amazing asset to Providence and I feel extremely lucky to have found her as my PCP.
100

03/24/2017
Great experience as it has been for the last 7+ years
100

03/22/2017
I'm glad I did not have to change my provider when I changed Providence health care plans.
100

03/22/2017
Very good.
100

03/15/2017
Always knowlegable and caring treatment.
100

02/28/2017
care and service excellent in every way.
90

02/28/2017
When I asked for a referral to an orthopedist, the PA told me that would take at least 2 weeks, and then referred me to a physical therapist without any assessment of my joint damage.
90

02/20/2017
good
100

02/20/2017
Efficient, effective, friendly and thorough.
90

02/16/2017
She's always accessible by e-mail - very helpful
100

02/15/2017
She is a great doctor and spends time with me.
100

02/12/2017
Dr RFW listens and shows compassion at every visit. I always feel well taken care of and that I'm in good hands.
100

02/12/2017
This whole process with the heart monitor seemed as though the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing. I got shuffled around a bit and it was confusing. The result was fine in the end. As a result of the confusion, I am concerned and waiting to see if the insurance will pay.
80

02/12/2017
I consider Dr. Fischer-Wright a very good doctor that suits my need.
100

02/09/2017
dr Fisher Wright is one of the best providers
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02/09/2017
I always get great medical care from Providence.
100

02/09/2017
I have been a patient or Dr. Fischer-Wright for at least 12 years and I have always found her to be caring and considerate of my needs. I have a lot of medical problems and she is always there for me when I need her and I really appreciate that. I believe she goes above and beyond what most other doctors do (I hope I worded that correctly!).
70

02/08/2017
i respected my dr. wanting a 2nd opinion from the dermatologist, however, not scheduling me to see her and piggy backing on a lab work appt left me waiting for the dermatologist for over 30 mins and then resulting in not seeing her. now, 2 days later, no word from my dr on what to do next ...i wasted time and more time and ended up making a proper appt with the dermatologist for evaluation. not cool. as well, its been 2 days and i have blood work test results yet not an explanation. really not cool.
100

02/07/2017
Responds in a very timely way. Excellent doctor.
100

01/25/2017
I have recommended Ruth to many of my friends who all rave about her as well.
100

01/24/2017
this office seems to have some changes to staff within the last 6 months? it has gotten much better!!!
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01/24/2017
I have been with this medical provider for many years. Dr. Ruth establishes a relationship and bond with her patients. She gives you options on your medical care and guides in making the best decisions for you as an individual. I admire her and respect her as a professional and care giver.
100

01/15/2017
outstanding care from Dr Wright and her team. they have been very responsive and caring to my needs.
100

01/12/2017
I feel the doctor really cares about my health and me as a person.
100

01/11/2017
I do not like team medicine. I told my provider because I like her. I don't like being stuck with someone else.
100

01/11/2017
Loved meeting Dr Fischer-Wright. Very personable, capable and professionsal. Would give one little suggestion. When at the computer making notes while talking to the patient, give more eye contact to the patient. It is wonderful we have comptuers to write down the info so nothing is missed, but the communication and interaction back and forth between the doctor and patient is very important too.
100

01/09/2017
Always Good.
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01/04/2017
I like that Dr. Fischer-Wright is a woman and appears to be truly interested in assisting me with my goal to stay healthy.
60

12/19/2016
they are too busy to spend adequate time with patientour family loves this doctorbut again time is in short supply
100

12/14/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright has been my care provider for almost 8 yrs now and i am happy! She is so caring.
90

12/10/2016
I appreciate her kindness and care in responding to any questions or concerns with clear explanations. She makes me comfortable and takes time to talk about any issues I am experiencing. I appreciate her willingness to seek specialist when needed and in a timely manner. Always pleasant and seems happy to see me and to be of service.
100

12/07/2016
good listener, not an alarmist, focuses on facts, good sense of humor. Medical Assistant was great too.
100

11/30/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright is the best MD my family has every had. She is excellent.
100

11/30/2016
Dr F-W is very easy to communicate with, professional, knowledgeable and personal. She listens well and responds to my info, requests, concerns .
100

11/24/2016
she is the best physician I have ever encountered
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11/16/2016
Dr. Fischer is so helpful and knowledgeble and cares about overall my health, checking all the test results thoroughly and emailing me for reassurance even when there is no concern.
100

11/14/2016
Awesome Doctor!!!
100

11/13/2016
Ruth ALWAYS responds to my emails.
100

11/13/2016
Dr Ruth is the best! She always has time but is efficient and gets all questions addressed. She has a great team.
90

11/10/2016
I am increasingly pleased with Dr. Fischer-Wright and am glad I found her.
90

11/09/2016
The doctor listened to my concerns and was knowledgeable about the subjects we discussed. She offered good advice and referrals.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright is the best PCP I have ever had. Compassionate, knowledgeable, and responsive!
100

11/09/2016
Dr Fischer-Wright is always caring and knowledgable about all that is going on in my life. Her staff is friendly, professional and polite.
100

11/02/2016
She always remembers everything about me.
70

10/31/2016
Overall the experience was good as usual. But I haven't really gotten the clear results that I wanted as I usually get from [...] doctor that I go to when I visit CA.
100

10/31/2016
Ruth is wonderful and I have recommended her and providence to many people!
100

10/27/2016
First visit. Very impressed with clinic.
100

10/26/2016
Dr Fisher-Wright and her assistant made me more comfortable during my most recent visit than any other physician I have dealt with in the past many years. They both were receptive to my questions and concerns and took the time to discuss things with me in a way which was easy to understand.
100

10/24/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright is an empathetic and knowledgable provider - I have recommended her to many of many friends!
100

10/17/2016
Always in tune with needs and very professional. Using on line tools also of utility for communicating.
90

10/14/2016
She is really taking good care of my condition.
100

10/13/2016
Dr. Fischer-Wright and her entire staff are excellent
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10/12/2016
very professional and caring. everyone I encountered are 5 star
100

10/12/2016
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Fischer-Wright and my care.
90

10/10/2016
very good at keeping track of my history despite what must be a crushing patient load.
100

10/07/2016
Dr. Fischer -Wright is EXCELLENT. Great demeanor, open to natural approaches & therapies, a good listener, compassionate, knowledgeable.
100

10/01/2016
she is a thorough respectful and friendly Doctor
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09/30/2016
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.
100

09/23/2016
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!!
100

09/08/2016
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.
100

09/07/2016
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.
100

09/07/2016
Ruth Fischer-Wright is the best doctor - she treats her patients with kindness and respect, and her knowledge and insight is truly remarkable.
100

09/06/2016
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.
100

09/04/2016
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

09/03/2016
My Doctor is super great, her support staff is suspect...
90

09/02/2016
Provider has always been very responsive to my needs.
100

08/26/2016
We communicate mostly by email, very efficient!
100

08/21/2016
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.
40

08/15/2016
I've had to contact provider via phone several times to get an answer after trying to contact her via mychart message.
90

08/15/2016
This was my first visit to DR F-W. I appreciated her efficiency and ability to listen. Medical assistant was great as well.