Ross Puterbaugh, NP

Primary Care
My Specialties: Internal Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    200 Ratings    77 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Salmon Creek Internal Medicine

2101 N.E. 139th St., Suite 460
Vancouver, WA 98686-2325
360-487-2727

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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4.9 out of 5     200 Ratings     77 Comments

Apr 16, 2020
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The doc. & staff were all very nice & thoughtful especially under the Corona-virus situation.

Apr 7, 2020
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Satisfied.

Mar 12, 2020
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Always good, always helpful.

Feb 27, 2020
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Ross is always thorough, considerate, and caring.

Feb 20, 2020
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This was a first time visit with a provider that lived closer than my previous provider.

Feb 19, 2020
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We appreciate all the TLC we get coming to Ross P. and Tim and Bethany . All my family comes in now all highly speak of the care they rec'd from Ross P. he's up to date with info all the time, & follows up w/ any needs. He's much appreciated for his time he spends with us & Sincerity. Nurse Tim is a good listener and gets back to us immediately with information requests. They are a great team and Bethany picks and relates very well also .

Feb 18, 2020
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Ross has always been excellent, takes the time to listen to my thoughts, even solicits them. He's an excellent provider and I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Feb 17, 2020
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there was no good or bad the visit went very well

Feb 14, 2020
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Excellent service, very good rapport with NP.

Feb 13, 2020
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Great doctor.

Feb 13, 2020
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I tried to use the My Health application to fill out the pre-appointment questionnaire, but the app would not allow me to submit the questionnaire on two occasions.

Feb 12, 2020
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My family members have their own doctors.

Feb 11, 2020
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Ross and his assistant, Tim, were great as usual. They listened carefully to what I had to say and then went about their chores to help me . Very patient and courteous.

Feb 3, 2020
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Excellent, carrying approach.

Jan 31, 2020
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needed EKG for upcoming cataract surgery and provider was able to get me in to see Ross the next day.

Jan 27, 2020
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checking in with the receptionist takes longer than expected.

Jan 24, 2020
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Ross has been a great experience!! He listens and is very responsive! Knows what to do!!!!

Jan 23, 2020
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Did not seem too interested in all genetic disorders I wanted listed in family history. These disorders have been diagnosed and are being treated. I wanted them listed in case I started showing symptoms. Thought it might speed diagnoses.

Jan 21, 2020
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Some of the answers to the questions may seem odd but this was my first meeting with Ross P. I wanted to get to know him and he me to see if we could get along and I think we can. I met with my previous doctor regularly (every 3 to 4 months) to stay on top of my blood chemistry test /health numbers, I'm very pro-active in that regard. Now that Ross and I have had our first lab test results, I will want to work with Ross to optimize those numbers over the course of this year. I plan to see him again in two months.

Jan 20, 2020
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A response to the condition I was having was addressed and a med prescribed to pick up after the visit

Jan 15, 2020
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all was good

Jan 7, 2020
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Pleasant provider though not an MD.

Jan 6, 2020
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Ross and the staff are always attentive, show concern, act promptly and give one a feeling of confidence that the patient is in good hands.

Jan 3, 2020
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Ross always listens it's great to have this talent

Dec 26, 2019
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This provider talked down to me. spoke unknowledable about the problem I seen a specialist for. Made be feel ignorant for coming in, which was what the ER' recommendation was.

Dec 26, 2019
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Ross has always been attentive and helpful with my healthcare needs

Dec 18, 2019
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This was an appointment to establish care. I felt my health concerns were heard.

Dec 13, 2019
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he is a great listener and explainer. He's in the right field of endeavor

Dec 12, 2019
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Dr. Puterbaugh is amazing. Takes the time to listen and advise, always polite and never rushes my appointment. His nurse is wonderful.

Dec 12, 2019
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Ross and his assistant have always treated me well and always there when needed. I appreciate their kindness.

Dec 11, 2019
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Great experience.

Dec 4, 2019
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new patient--most impressed. with my visit.

Dec 4, 2019
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Best Provider I've Ever Had!

Nov 27, 2019
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This was my 1st visit to this facility and doctors office. It was easy to find and the front desk people were friendly and helpful. Doctor Puterbaugh was very nice and I left there feeling really good about the visit. I also had blood drawn and the people in the lab were great as well.

Nov 27, 2019
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NP was friendly, not rushed, pleasant, attentive to my questions.

Nov 13, 2019
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Quick access to doctor and that's why I went there rather than emergency room.

Nov 12, 2019
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First visit - Good initial impression

Nov 11, 2019
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I don't feel that Ross knows enough about senior citizens and their problems.

Oct 24, 2019
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All my visits with this office has been excellent

Oct 21, 2019
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Very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous.

Oct 21, 2019
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The good was I was in and out in a very short time with all of the info I needed.

Oct 18, 2019
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Ross was very kind. His thoughtfulness and concern about me was sincere.

Oct 15, 2019
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Ross always is a great listener. He respects my decisions regarding my own health care. I would highly reccommend Ross Puterbaugh for anyone needing a knowledgeable and caring provider.

Oct 10, 2019
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Listens to concerns and is very responsive to special needs and requests. Very friendly.

Oct 4, 2019
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Very good.

Oct 1, 2019
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Nothing but good things to say about Legacy in general, and Ross in particular. Ross is always upbeat, makes you feel comfortable and at ease, listens intently, and makes me feel valued and respected.

Oct 1, 2019
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I just moved to [location removed]. Ended up in Legacy with no PCP. Could not find one that took medicare. The case worker at hospital found Dr Ross for me. The first appointment went very well.

Sep 26, 2019
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EVERYTHING WENT WELL AND I AM VERY HAPPY WITH DR. ROSS; I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL.

Sep 24, 2019
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The office is very professional at all times.

Sep 19, 2019
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This appointment was to establish as a new patient and I cannot recall a time that I have ever had a better experience with any health care provider. My primary care provider, Ross Puterbaugh, was fully engaged in discussing my health concerns and spent the time necessary to thoroughly address my questions. He is an attentive, caring and responsible provider and I feel fortunate to be a patient here.

Sep 19, 2019
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I am extremely happy having Ross as my provider. He always listens with care and concern about any issue I have. I feel I am in good hands.

Sep 18, 2019
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I think Ross & his team is great. I am always be sure to get answers to my questions & great attitude and attention.

Sep 17, 2019
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While the cause of my discomfort was not readily obvious and as a result no clear diagnosis could be made, a plan was put in place to get to the bottom of it. I felt very good about the approach

Sep 11, 2019
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I love my doctor!

Sep 10, 2019
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My experience at this office was wonderful. The front desk ladies were nice and very friendly, and helpful. Dr. Ross, well, he was awesome! He answered all my questions, and listened to my concerns about my health.

Sep 5, 2019
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I am a retired nurse with a history of diverticulitis. I was visiting northern Washington when I got abdominal pain. I decided I needed to come home so I called the doctors office in the morning. They we able to see me that afternoon. Ross and I discussed my issues and he suggested antibiotics, blood tests and waiting to see how I did instead of trying to get a ct scan at 5pm . I was very happy with that recommendation. I don't need any further treatment.

Aug 22, 2019
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Very nice staff and doctor.

Aug 20, 2019
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It has all been good.

Aug 14, 2019
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Ross always found the cause for my concern and has always found the correct solution. Saved my life a couple of years ago when I went in to see him regarding chest pains. I was sent to a cardio specialist and had to stints inserted into my heart. Thanks Ross!

Aug 14, 2019
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good coordination with consulting pharmacist

Aug 6, 2019
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Ross is very friendly... and I am sure he is knowledgable...but quoting National guidelines for blood pressure's for a [age removed] having hypertensive readings does not make me feel very good....he made a slight adjustment to my medication (losartan) and sent me home.....I am going to be away for a week...and am worried that this will be enough....I felt he did not want or could not make med changes ....I realize he is not my MD but I feel that I could have come away with a better plan ((I am a retired RN))

Aug 1, 2019
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Great Dr he takes the time with you and you don't feel like just a number.

Jul 22, 2019
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Always satisfied with the care I'm given.

Jul 11, 2019
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Overall, very good experience. Still, not enough time to get to all my health concerns. My time is my most valuable asset, as I'm sure the same is true for (almost a doctor) Ross. If it were possible, I would like to have had an immediate follow up appointment to discuss issues not covered durring the visit, owing to the time constraints. If you can, please tell me what an insurance company is doing between me and my doctor.

Jul 10, 2019
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Very courteous and respectful to me. Made the experience more enjoyable than normal. Will continue to see him on a regular basis. Thank you!

Jul 8, 2019
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Great - No questions.

Jul 2, 2019
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My time with Ross is always timely, courteous, informative and greatly appreciated.

Jun 20, 2019
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I went in for help with the pressure problems and Ross did not even try to console me or let me know that all would be okay. Went back to my primary Rebecca Abney and got the answers in the help that I needed it was a wasted visit and a waste of my time to come in to see Ross he just comes in and takes blood pressure says oh I see you're okay bye bye and that is just not acceptable. I went in very confused upset and I was told that I didn't have a blood pressure that was high and not to worry I went home that day and my blood pressure was 172 over 98 I checked my roommates blood pressure just to see if my cup was working correctly and my roommate has a normal blood pressure so I know my calf is working correctly.

Jun 20, 2019
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all of my visits have been good and Ross Puterbaugh does closely monitor my diabetes and other issues. Also like your online portal.

Jun 17, 2019
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We always come away from seeing Ross feeling that our questions have been answered and we have a plan.

Jun 14, 2019
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He always has a smile

Jun 14, 2019
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First vist

Jun 13, 2019
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Beautiful workplace environment. Easy access. Great personnel.

Jun 7, 2019
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I am doing well enough to come back in a year.

Jun 4, 2019
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Ross has always been the best Provider I've ever had,

May 31, 2019
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my first visit, and I was very pleased. I have found a new primary care provider that I feel I can trust.

May 31, 2019
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I moved from Vancouver, WA to Portland, OR earlier this year. My original thought was to change provider to a closer location, but I prefer to stay with Ross Peterbaugh, as he is absolutely great in every way!
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