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
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 (279 Ratings, 100 Comments)

100

04/19/2016
She is an excellent doctor. Nothing bad about her or her team.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/17/2016
DR Fischer-Wright is the "best" and the staff of Mercantile Office excellent customer service
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2016
I have complete confidence and trust in my doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/05/2016
Every contact via phone and in person was professional and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/05/2016
I have never had such a good doctor ever. Dr. Fischer-Wright is the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/29/2016
Dr. always listens & follow up - excellent!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2016
She always has a smile and is always a joy to visit
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/08/2016
She is awesome!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

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

03/07/2016
It was very caring and met my needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/02/2016
Dr. Wright was very pleasant and respectful. She came highly recommended.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/24/2016
excellent care
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
We have had nothing but a good experience with the provider. We love her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/31/2016
Took into consideration all aspects of my care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/31/2016
Very pleased with my new doctor
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/21/2016
I am fully satisfied with this provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/17/2016
Good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/16/2016
Dr Fischer Wright is a stellar physician and I am gratefulshe is my doctor!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2016
She's great!
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/12/2016
I really like Dr. Fisher Wright
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/28/2015
I always have a great experience with my provider and her team.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/28/2015
I felt my needs were met and the doctor made sure I had all necessary preventative care taken care of.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

12/27/2015
[...] She just seemed rushed and scattered. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/22/2015
Dr Fisher Wright and her CMA [...] are extremely helpful and demonstrate respect and compassion.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/13/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright is an excellent provider, with up to date knowledge on medical issues and excellent response time personally.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/08/2015
Apppeared that she was a person who was caring and easy to talk with.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/30/2015
Office is too booked up...too hard to see your doc..I would not send more patients to make it worse..
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/26/2015
Awesome Doctor!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

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

10/27/2015
Very happy with care,very professional and caring Dr.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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,
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

10/20/2015
Dr. Fischer-Wright was very knowledgeable and sought out further information.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/06/2015
Ruth gets in and makes thing happen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/05/2015
I have referred friends to Dr Fischer-Wright.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

09/06/2015
Dr.Fisher-Wright is very proactive, detail oriented, efficient and also a caring person.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/09/2015
I had a good experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/04/2015
I love my health care provider [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/30/2015
I am so happy to have found such a great doctor and clinic. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
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