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 at Providence Hospital (now Swedish Medical Center) 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

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 (267 Ratings, 100 Comments)

 

11/26/2015
Awesome Doctor!!
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100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/24/2015
Excellent. Kind compassionate care. Really made it easy for me to see her and to want to return
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

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. [...]
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100

11/24/2015
She responded to every question/concern with thoughtful answers and/or recommendations for treatment.
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100

11/22/2015
Ruth is an excellent provider with a great heart, I am thankful she is my Doctor!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/19/2015
I appreciate the Dr. emailing any follow up information after an appt.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2015
Great experience. I am a new patient. My husband and 2 children have been seeing Dr. Fischer-Wright and have been very happy with her care.
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100

11/17/2015
I have worked in health for over 40 years. The model I experienced was way above the norm. Major kudos
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100

11/10/2015
I have had nothing but very good experience with this provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/10/2015
Dr. Ruth Fisher-Wright is amazing. She takes the time to listen and provides exceptional care. Both my wife and I are her patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/08/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright approaches medicine holistically; she recognizes the physical and psychological needs of a patient and in my case, exchanges information with my therapist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2015
She was good. Very good, so was her assistant and the secretaries. I've only been to the office once; so all I have so far is a great first impression [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/02/2015
She's the best - 4 generations of my family see her!!!
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100

10/27/2015
Very happy with care,very professional and caring Dr.
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100

10/23/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright is very caring. She listens to my concerns and is responsive to my needs. She responds to my chart emails quickly. She also has a sense of humor and perspective. I have recommended her to others,
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100

10/20/2015
She is very down-to-earth and friendly. She seemed very interested in me as a person.
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100

10/20/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright was very knowledgeable and sought out further information.
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100

10/17/2015
Truly enjoying seeing my provider and receiving care from her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/13/2015
Some receptionists were rude in the past, not during the last visit.
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100

10/06/2015
Ruth gets in and makes thing happen.
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100

10/05/2015
I have referred friends to Dr Fischer-Wright.
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100

10/04/2015
Only two visits to Dr. Fischer-Wright and she was professional yet warm.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/03/2015
We covered lots of subjects. The Dr. was very thorough. I had to do a follow-up question on my chart about the cancer care center she wishes me to go to.
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100

09/29/2015
[...] I feel so fortunate that Dr. Ruth Fisher-Wright was recommended to me. She is absolutely the best!
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100

09/29/2015
I can't say enough amazing things about Dr. Fischer-Wright, I'm very thankful she is my doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/20/2015
Great experience
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/09/2015
My provider is excellent. I have no complaints about her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/06/2015
I enjoy my physician and feel she is brilliant She does an excellent job, though it is clear that time constraints prevent her from spending an adequate amount of time with her patients. She does her best to fit everything in and to be attentive to me within the time frame, but very often something gets forgotten in the rush and I have to call or email later to get questions answered.
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100

09/06/2015
Dr.Fisher-Wright is very proactive, detail oriented, efficient and also a caring person.
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08/30/2015
It was my first visit to your clinic. Everyone from the front desk lady, [...], Dr. Fisher-Wright and the lab man were all wonderful.
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08/27/2015
I liked this Provider but I don't feel that she was very concerned about me. This was my first visit and I was hoping she would spend some time getting to know my health history and current issues. But other than asking me what tests I'd recently had and telling me about the flu and tetnus/whooping cough shots, and giving me the briefest and least thorough physical exam I've ever had, she seemed very disinterested in my issues and health. [...]
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08/25/2015
Very caring & easy to talk to.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/20/2015
Dr. Ruth is the best provider I have had for decades. She listens to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/19/2015
I have always received the very best of care and treatment anyone could ask for.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/18/2015
I appreciate that she understands my history and makes sure she is taking care of all of me not just my specific illness or complaint.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/11/2015
This was an introductory appointment with Dr. Fischer-Wright as my primary just retired. I couldn't have been more pleased.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

08/11/2015
did not appreciate smoking lecture as soon as she walked into the room. [...]
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100

08/09/2015
I had a good experience.
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100

08/04/2015
I love my health care provider [...]
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100

07/30/2015
I am so happy to have found such a great doctor and clinic. [...]
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100

07/29/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright is always very interested in what is going on with me right now, and she remembers details of my life that I told her months before. I always feel like I'm talking to an old family friend when I see her. It is a pleasure to have her as my physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/28/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright is friendly and professional. She listens carefully, answers questions and explains in a very non-condescending way. I feel very comfortable with her, both personally and professionally.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/19/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright is a great doctor!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/14/2015
I have never had a physician that cared for me as Dr. Fisher-Wright does. I have such confidence in her and her judgement.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/08/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright is the best doctor I have ever seen. She is kind, caring and always listens to me. She is patient. I have recommended her many times.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/21/2015
Very good. Great provider we love her
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/15/2015
very helpful in getting specialty care and supportive follow up
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100

06/15/2015
she is very caring and capable andale herself available to her patience. I love her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/10/2015
Dr. Ruth Fischer-Wright is the best care provider I have had the privilege of having in my life!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/08/2015
Dr. Ruth Fischer-Wright is an excellent Dr I have referred her to my family and friends we all love her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/07/2015
excellent communication with me while I was sick. my provider frequently messaged me using Mychart and gave recommendations and suggestions. I've never felt better cared-for!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/07/2015
Dr. Fisher-Wright is outstanding. I highly recommend her.
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100

06/02/2015
Ruth Fischer-Wright is the finest physician I have ever met. Her time is limited by the medicine that is practiced today, but you feel she spends time with you.
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100

05/31/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright has always been very considerate of my concerns and preferences, this last visit was no exception.
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100

05/30/2015
Dr. Ruth Fischer-Wright is an unusually good listener and responds quickly to my needs. She is an outstanding provider in every way and I would definitely recommend her to others.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
she is awesome!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/24/2015
I love my doctor! she understands me. :)
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/24/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright has a very upbeat approach to my health issues and has, on occasion, consulted with specialists on my behalf rather than refer me to them. I am completely happy with the health care that I receive from Dr. Fischer-Wright and believe her to be a wonderful physician and person.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/24/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright listened to what I had to say during my recent annual physical. She took the time to respond to each of my questions. She saved me time and money by completing a Gynecological exam/test. She is honest, forthright and considerate of my comments and questions.
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100

05/24/2015
My care provider is outstanding. I am very fortunate to be under her care.
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05/24/2015
The wait was over an hour. That made our visit a rush [...]. My husband had the same issue the following day.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/19/2015
Dr Fischer-Wright is an excellent PCP. I recommend her to anyone.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
I have always had great care! Dr. Fischer-Wright is a really helpful concerned physician. She is always prompt in responding to questions!
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100

05/06/2015
I am really grateful to have found Dr. Fisher-Wright. She listens and has great suggestions and provides good options.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/04/2015
The woman who assisted me with the pre-doctor stuff was extremely pleasant!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/03/2015
All good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/27/2015
very kind. very friendly. was put at ease and felt like I was of value as a person. [...]
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04/22/2015
No bad experiences at all. Dr. Fischer-Wright is a very caring person who listens carefully and helps with smart advices. I am happy that she is my doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/08/2015
staff is always courteous, fun, helpful and wonderful to work with.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/08/2015
Dr Ruth Fisher Wright is a great compassionate person and doctor that thinks outside the box.
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100

04/08/2015
Finally, I have a provider who actually listens!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/07/2015
This was my first visit with Dr. Fischer-Wright, as a new patient. She was recommended to me, since I was not happy with the care at another building, though it was Providence/Mercantile. I was thoroughly impressed with her, as well as rest of staff. I finally feel that I am in good care for the future.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/24/2015
I emailed Dr. Fischer-Wright on a Sunday morning and she responded within an hour!
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100

03/22/2015
I think Dr Fischer-Wright is a fabulous doctor. These days it is hard to find a doctor that is so kind, caring and attentive. She has been my doctor for at least ten years, and I am very happy.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/19/2015
I appreciated Dr. Wright kind listening to my concerns and questions, her thoroughness and her prompt responses to my questions online. Thank you.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
my Provider uses My Chart...I was very impressed with the fast communications to my questions. When I have called Providence, I've also been very impressed to be able to talk with a 'live' person who has been friendly and very helpful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
She is a great doctor and always shows concern for my health and well being.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/06/2015
This was my initial visit and it was very good.
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100

03/04/2015
Very happy with service!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/04/2015
Was supposed to receive a call from a referral she wanted me to see for high blood pressure/stress. Been almost 2 weeks and have not been called. Bad communication between consultants?
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90

02/25/2015
30 min wait time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
Very Satisfied with my provider Dr Fischer-Wright and her Staff..
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/18/2015
Dr. Ruth Fisher/Wright is a thoughtful and caring medical professional. Also a very good communicator and listener!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/18/2015
Love her approachability, thoroughness, response time, and care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/17/2015
When I made the appointment, I listed 3 things I wanted to talk to her about. We only got to talk about 2 before she started to leave the office (without telling me the appointment was over). I had to ask if we were done, and brought up the 3rd issue, which we really didn't have time to discuss. Dr. and staff are outstanding as far as being helpful, compassionate, listening carefully, and understanding that I needed their help. Wonderful people.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/16/2015
Wonderful experience with the provider. Excellent communication both during the visit and afterwards.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/16/2015
Really enjoyed Dr. Ruth and Tec. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/15/2015
Gone are the days of private doctor/patient care replaced by team participation.
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02/11/2015
Ruth Fischer-Wright is a brilliant doctor who focuses on prevention and proactive care, rather than reactive-repair care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/10/2015
Dr. Ruth is wonderful, always recommend her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/07/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright listens well and spends adequate time to address my needs. I don't feel rushed through the system, so to speak. And I appreciate her responsiveness to MyProvidence electronic inquiries or requests.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

02/04/2015
The appointment was rushed. She asked me the same question three time within 10 seconds. Doctors need to learn to give think time for their patients to respond. They need to slow down and treat their patients with respect, not as objects on an assembly line. The assistant who typed in my medication record made two mistakes regarding dosage. The first mistake I caught in the office. The second mistake I found afterwards. I emailed the doctor. Somebody else replied back and said she would correct the mistake. I doubt the doctor was ever informed. the doctor kept commenting on the dosage of my medication. She was rather obsessed with it. No wonder. The amount was typed in wrong. Overall I had a horrible first time visit and do not wish to return.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

02/03/2015
2 of the 3 times that I have been in the office- I have been "forgotten". the first time in a treatment room for almost an hour. the second time, in the waiting room- they were never told that I was there. obvious breakdown in communication.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2015
Excellent care. PCP has good knowledge of my health care needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2015
The best provider! She makes me feel comfortable to ask any medical question. She listens and provides information I can understand. Glad to be back with her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
I was looking for a PCP whose general patient-healthcare philosophy reflected my own. Dr Fischer-Wright did a great job (she is the fifth Doc I've interviewed since my pcp retired. The others did not meet my expectations. Dr. Fischer-Wright was recommend to me and I'm pleased to find her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/21/2015
I absolutely love Dr. Fisher- wright, so much so when my husband and I moved to Seaside, Oregon, I still travel in town so I can keep her as my primary care doctor. I've never had such a good doctor before her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/16/2015
I am blessed to be under the care of Dr. Fischer-Wright, and I am greatly appreciative of the support and excellent medical care she has given me. She's marvelous! Thank you.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/16/2015
I have several serious problems and the Dr. was aware of each one. She answered all my questions and there was a very positive atmosphere. I felt good when I left.
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