Legacy Health Partners

Ross Puterbaugh, NP

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Internal Medicine, Board-certified
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.8 OUT OF 5 ( 294 RATINGS & 112 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Salmon Creek Internal Medicine

About Me:

My focus is on adult patients providing comprehensive medicine in a holistic manner. My expertise emphasizes disease prevention, health promotion and the management of acute and chronic diseases. I encourage a healthy lifestyle and believe educating patients is important so informed decisions are made to meet desired health outcomes. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner I worked as a Clinical Nurse Leader at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Originally from the Midwest, I am excited to make the beautiful Pacific Northwest my new home. Ohio University: Bachelor's of Science in Health - Health Services Administration and Long-Term Health Care AdministrationGerontology Certificate Hobbies include: Traveling, Hiking, Spending time with my family, Music, Fitness, Nutrition

Education:
Post-Master: Northern Kentucky University
Master of Science in Nursing: Xavier University
Bachelor of Science: Ohio University
Year I Started Practice: 2013
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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4.8 out of 5     294 Ratings     112 Comments

Nov 4, 2022
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Too much "extra" info requested as part of the pre-visit checkin (both online checkin, and then inperson). "Safe at home"? "Food security"? When I go to see my MEDICAL Doctor for a MEDICAL problem, I don't want to feel that I'm being quizzed by a Social Worker. And, no, there was no opt-out possible... I had to answer yes or no. There were several non-medical questions that struck me as intrusive... I just happen to recall the safety and food questions as they struck me as being intrusive, not needed, and not applicable to my visit goal.

Nov 4, 2022
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Ross saw me fast and examined me quickly, assuring me I had no problems, but was glad I came in even though the problem wasn't as big as I thought it was. Also quickly provided me with a flu-shot! Quick doctor experience, with excellent service.

Nov 2, 2022
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I was rushed through the appointment. I do not feel this provider knows anything about me or my medical history or really understands the heart event that I experienced. I was not listened to or allowed to be involved in my own care. I followed my cardiologist's instructions to the letter and this provider assumed I didn't or that he knew better than them. I left very upset and cannot bring myself to go back.

Oct 17, 2022
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Dr.was thorough in all aspects.

Oct 7, 2022
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Have always been satisfied with my provider.

Oct 7, 2022
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Ross always listens and understands my concerns. Having a chronic unexplained illness can be stressful and hard to find a provider that really listens and takes my concerns seriously. Ross always listens and doesn't make me feel comfortable. He also did a great job mentoring his PA in training. Can't remember his name but he was so patient and understanding also.

Oct 7, 2022
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I had a good experience with the Dr and his staff.

Oct 6, 2022
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In my few visits since switching to Dr. Puterbaugh as my PC doc, I've had good interactions.

Oct 4, 2022
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This was my first visit since a long stay in South Dakota.

Sep 30, 2022
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I didn't care for some of the questions or the reactions, by questioning my responses.

Sep 28, 2022
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Provider is too hands-off'; doesn't listen to lungs or heart or check lymph nodes, or touch in any way. Seems knowledgeable, and listens well.

Sep 20, 2022
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Ross and his staff are always very professional and knowledgeable. I have referred family and friends to the office.

Sep 20, 2022
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Very positive

Sep 19, 2022
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Great care and my favorite medical person.

Sep 8, 2022
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Ross Puterbaugh could not help me directly but he did arrange for an urgent referral to a specialist.

Sep 6, 2022
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It was a good first visit

Aug 25, 2022
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This was a first visit to establish care and Ross Puterbaugh was very nice, thoughtful and courteous in the way he treated me during this visit.

Aug 22, 2022
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It was quite a shock going from my previous provider to this one, as I got a lot of extra care from my previous one, who unfortunately retired, beyond what is in an ordinary wellness visit. But I understand how things have changed from "old school" ways. My only negative experience was with the medical assistant I talked to the day before I came in. I asked why I hadn't received any instruction about fasting for a blood glucose blood test. She said that fasting was not required. I said I would fast anyway, just in case. When I got to the actual blood draw, the clerk said, "I see this says, fasting glucose. Have you fasted for the past 12 hours? When I said I had, she seemed surprised. So it must happen a lot that people don't. I don't appreciate the wrong information.

Aug 17, 2022
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Nurse doing blood test seemed uncaring and rough. Said, one, two, three and jamed the blood draw needle in my left arm. Then said that didn't work well then did my other arm. When done said insincere, "sorry".

Aug 15, 2022
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Waiting room VERY noisy.

Aug 9, 2022
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I really appreciated Ross Puterbaugh and the way we were able to relate

Aug 9, 2022
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I remain very impressed with the quality of care and professionalism at legacy health. Your continued rapid fulfillment of all of my family's health needs, some of them quite urgent, has us knowing we are in the best of hands. Thank you for all that you do. I remain deeply grateful.

Aug 9, 2022
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Doc has always worked an urgent appointment request on short notice. Definitely appreciated.

Aug 2, 2022
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Most of my out of office communication has been done via your My Chart app. They have been excellent on their response time and dealing with my requests.

Aug 1, 2022
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I had a very good experience.

Jul 28, 2022
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He and his nurse were both very attentive. They answered all my questions, I felt confident in the answers that were provided and I didn't at all feel rushed or unimportant.

Jul 27, 2022
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He actually wanted to help me, best dr. I've ever seen.

Jul 21, 2022
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Very good visit. Was to begin a relationship.

Jul 20, 2022
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I was there to get established for a new primary care doctor. As I moved from [location removed] recently I am very pleased with Ross Puterbaugh.

Jul 20, 2022
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I always recieve excellent care from my provider and the staff

Jul 19, 2022
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I went to the provider for a specific problem, he listened to my concern wit my problem, he examined me and said what the problem was wrote me a prescription, explained how to use it and what was to be expected by me as the outcome. So far he is right with what he said.

Jul 18, 2022
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I need a doctor Ross is a PA.

Jul 14, 2022
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I felt that my explanation and concerns were not taken very seriously if he started from the premise that something was not right was episode and might be other then cardiac which he discounted, then the whole tone of the visit would have been different and constructive.

Jul 5, 2022
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He & his assistant were both great -

Jul 5, 2022
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All good

Jul 1, 2022
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Ross is the most professional and kind provider - I appreciate his compassionate disposition with expertise.

Jun 28, 2022
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All good.

Jun 28, 2022
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Ross is very knowledgeable, friendly, thorough, and not in a rush to complete the visit. Always has the answers to my questions and issues.

Jun 23, 2022
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All good

Jun 22, 2022
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Typical demeaning treatment recommendations and testing as if I'm incompetent of monitoring my own behavior.They make you feel like you're a drug addict and need them to watch over you.I've been monitoring my own care with the help of 2 physicians and a psychologist for years. I don't need to be drug tested like a dirtbag.

Jun 17, 2022
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I appreciate dr Ross, I felt like today he was not quite concerned about how I was feeling, I was in car accident and I'm in a lot of pain and lot places hurting on my body he said it's normal give it a couple weeks, I had to ask him about therapy. He agreed but he should have asked and cared a little more. That's how I feel.

Jun 10, 2022
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Best visit I've ever had with a medical professional. Already referred a friend to him.

Jun 7, 2022
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Very nice people all around. From reception to medical team. This is my first visit and left felling very good about getting "my" team in place for any future medical needs.

Jun 2, 2022
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Ross is both professional and friendly, a combination that can be hard to pull off.

May 17, 2022
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Good appt.

May 17, 2022
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Good!

May 16, 2022
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I waited less time to see the provider than I expected.

May 13, 2022
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Ross and his team are great and good at what they all do. I went in after not seeing Ross for some time with lots of issues. He was patient and heard me out.

May 13, 2022
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Ross was a pleasure to meet, and I trust his expertise; Ross was thoughtful, courteous, patient, respectful, relaxed, thorough, helpful with guidance and direction. This was a very pleasant experience. Thank you

May 10, 2022
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Ross is a wonderful health care provider. I have referred him other patients, including my husband.

May 9, 2022
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RN was professional, social and skilled.I had 3 injections with minimal pain! Thank you

May 6, 2022
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The receptionist there was great she was very friendly and nice and very helpful I felt the doctor came in and left very quickly before I had a chance to really say everything I needed to say or ask it seemed like he was in a hurry.

May 5, 2022
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Was all good

May 2, 2022
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I like Ross a lot. He listens and had good recommendations of services for me.

Apr 28, 2022
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Appreciate the sensitivity to my pain

Apr 28, 2022
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This is the best clinic and everyone there is very nice and takes care of patients and listens and help with questions and concerns

Apr 27, 2022
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Always kind & respectful.

Apr 19, 2022
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Ross is an excellent listener and never rushes me out of the office.

Apr 18, 2022
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Always had a good experience with doctors this one especially

Apr 15, 2022
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The provider was attentive, respectful, empathetic, and knowledgeable. His assistant forgot me after the visit, leaving me to wait 15 minutes for my after-visit summary and instructions. I finally left the room and asked someone to find her. Wasn't thrilled about that.

Apr 15, 2022
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Overall, this office and provider was great. The reception was friendly and efficient, the assistant was very polite and friendly and the provider listened carefully and gave me options for my needs. The provider professionally gave his opinions and explained them well. Overall happy and content with my visit.

Apr 13, 2022
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Well informed, patient, courteous, reassuring.

Apr 12, 2022
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I had to go to the lab for a blood draw. The person that drew my blood filled one tube and then pulled the needle out. I knew that I had 2 tests that take 2 different tubes and when I asked her she had not noticed k had a second test so I had to have another draw done.

Apr 12, 2022
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If I was a Kaiser Permanente patient, I would have received my CPAP machine earlier. I don't understand why I must wait so for it.

Apr 8, 2022
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My Dr. Always treats me with respect and ask questions about my health.

Apr 5, 2022
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I came to see if a bad gash was healling okay; I really appreciated being seen on short notice

Apr 4, 2022
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Prescribed some cough meds and they did not work I coughed all night said I might have seasonal allergies I really don't think so

Apr 4, 2022
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Ross was really great. I could tell he cared and answered all my questions with great insight and knowledge. He is the Gold Standard for Primary Care Providers. Thank you for all that you do, Ross.

Mar 31, 2022
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My visits are always a pleasure.

Mar 31, 2022
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Helpful and friendly

Mar 30, 2022
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The receptionists are always helpful and take the time to be friendly and kind as well. Tim, my favorite office assistant has the best sense of humor and Is such a breath of fresh air. He Is always professional and smiling, and even when he has bad days, he is still a ray of sunshine. Ross is a true asset to your team as well. He is compassionate, empathetic, and very caring. Unlike many people, you can tell what he is thinking by his facial expressions, and that is how I know how serious my condition is. He is a great listener and shows how much he values you as a team member in your care. He is not judgmental and is always very respectful, and let's be honest, he has great taste in shoes! As always, this team is top-notch! I also got to meet a student during this visit. I don't remember her name, but she is going to be amazing, I can tell. You should snag her up now!

Mar 29, 2022
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Ross is a good listener and empathetic....Always get prompt call backs from his office. Felt really good about my last visit with him. Have had rough experiences in the past with providers at Vancouver Clinic. I switched to Ross as he was a provider for one of my family member and I was impressed.

Mar 15, 2022
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Provider completely Invalidated everything I had to say and had concerns about. They also spoke to me in a rude humiliating way. Essentially I was told I have no issues besides being fat and everything that I was concerned with is nothing but being fat. That's quite literally how the appointment went.

Mar 15, 2022
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My first visit to provider since my usual provider left the practice.

Mar 14, 2022
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It was very pleasant office visit, everyone was professional & helpful.

Mar 11, 2022
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Responds promptly, gives clear explanations, refers rapidly when needed!

Mar 11, 2022
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With the issue I was having and crying the first time I hung up but a woman later left me a message to call back again for help, I did and got an appt, thank you for caring

Mar 11, 2022
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It was overall a good visit. It was to establish care for the first time. I would have appreciated having both my wife and I see him together and to hear a bit more about him as a provider and to be able to know what we can expect from him as our pcp

Mar 9, 2022
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Ross & Tim very competent & personable.

Mar 8, 2022
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My son helps me at my appointments now at my age.

Mar 4, 2022
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Not enough time in exam room

Mar 3, 2022
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You need to get rid of the masks. They have never had an effect on stopping the virus. The virus is now so weak that trying to stop it is futile.

Mar 3, 2022
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All good

Mar 1, 2022
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Ross always listens to me yammer on about tangentially-related topics of concern (only to me). He's patient and doesn't treat me like I'm 80 years old, which is nice because I'm not.

Mar 1, 2022
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No bad experiences!

Mar 1, 2022
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Getting jn and out of hospital is hard for me.

Mar 1, 2022
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Past experience: Ross had to be prodded to comply with my wishes for Mom to escalate care for an open non healing procedure from elsewhere. He still is not as open to our wishes for dose mg for OTC vitamins, as we would like for care facility. All the team there is great. But we will switch primary responsibilities to the service at the facility where Mom is now, as is available to us.

Feb 15, 2022
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He is not my primary provider but addressed my blood pressure concerns & increased medication dosage. My PCP not available for awhile.

Feb 8, 2022
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Hadn't seen him before but had an issue. He was kind and courteous.

Feb 7, 2022
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Does this clinic still have Doctors ?

Feb 2, 2022
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Ross is a pleasure to see.

Jan 21, 2022
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Ross always has researched my problem and has the answer for me

Jan 19, 2022
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This was a first visit' as I am changing providers. I really liked how Ross took care of all my questions.

Jan 19, 2022
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This doctor is amazing. Thanks!

Jan 18, 2022
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Provider looked over the medical records I brought with me, he listened to me, seemed to understand my concerns. I thought he did well for an initial visit.

Jan 17, 2022
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This was my first appt. with Legacy after switching from Kaiser (44.5 years) I had concerns about my health & medications. Mr. Puterbaugh changed my medications & ordered tests. After 1 week my glucose levels have dropped 50+ pts. & I feel better than I have in a long time!!

Jan 13, 2022
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First experience with Legacy and I am impressed so far.

Jan 13, 2022
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Was a good experience , everything went great

Jan 12, 2022
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He was very professional and courteous

Jan 12, 2022
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All good. We just joined Aetna

Jan 11, 2022
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Very kind and interested. He did not act like he was in a hurry

Jan 7, 2022
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Ross is an excellent compassionate provider who applies his expertise and knowledge in a kind, relatable way. I am grateful for the care.

Jan 4, 2022
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Prompt, knowledgeable, considerate.

Jan 3, 2022
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It was a very good experience and every thing was taken care off in a very professional way thank you

Dec 23, 2021
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Very friendly! Took the time I needed! Provided an excellent document with very valuable information for my condition!

Dec 21, 2021
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Ross has always been very welcoming and attentive to what is going on with me. The staff and Ross always make me feel comfortable.

Dec 15, 2021
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He never fixes the problem. I've had the same issues for years and I jump around to physiatrist and specialty doctors. I was seeing a physiatrist at legacy but she left right away.

Dec 14, 2021
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This provider did what he could to address current physical health but had nothing to offer my acute on chronic emotional distress. This was a new patient appointment.

Dec 10, 2021
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This appointment was to establish care. Overall very pleased with everything. I am happy to finally have in office care once again.

Dec 10, 2021
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Ross P. Is a GREAT PROVIDER. He took his time and I never felt like I was being rushed. He listened to me and gave me positive feed back. THANK YOU ROSS FOR SUCH WONDERFUL CARE. I WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK TO SEE HIM AND WILL RECOMMEND HIM TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Dec 7, 2021
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It was my first visit with this provider so hard to tell.

Dec 6, 2021
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No really bad experience but Puterbaugh only spent about 5 min with me, and doubtful he had all my medical records, even tho my test results came back ok cant always rely on that, learned my lesson the hard way in 2009, have one more MD to see. Still a slight pressure on my chest.
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