Ross Puterbaugh, NP

Patient Rating:

4.8 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Internal Medicine, Board-certified


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Salmon Creek Medical Center

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

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

Patient Rating

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. Learn more about our surveys & ratings

Average Rating:  4.8 out of 5.0

  Apr 21, 2023
Needed more time to address concerns of health not just send me off with a referral

  Apr 7, 2023
Would like more info about what to do in order to improve my conditions.

  Mar 29, 2023
All good

  Mar 24, 2023
Very friendly, explained the new prescription and why I needed it to my satisfaction.

  Mar 17, 2023
Ross listens to my concerns and takes the time to discuss my options for the best care for me.

  Mar 16, 2023
Always good Tim and Ross are both very attentive and interested in my being

  Mar 16, 2023
Ross and the team do an excellent job. Lab is also efficient and prompt.

  Mar 14, 2023
Ross and his assistant are always professional, courteous, sincerely concerned, and knowledgeable.

  Mar 14, 2023
Ross was thorough and wonderful. 10/10

  Mar 13, 2023
This was an introductory meeting with the provider. As a nurse practitioner, his authority to make decisions about my care is somewhat different from what I am used to with an MD. I was learning about those differences and could have used a more direct explanation. I anticipate we will learn how to communicate well with each other.

  Mar 8, 2023
I feel very fortunate to have Ross Puterbaugh for my health care. He is thorough, patient and really informative. I don't have occasion to see him more than my annual check up but if I do need help he has always taken care for me without making me feel like I am a bother to him. I can say I am very glad I have someone like Ross for my medical needs.

  Mar 6, 2023
The kiosk at your lab department leaves a lot to be desired for those who don't like computers or don't have one

  Mar 3, 2023
Legacy has always provided excellent service. They are polite, on time, patient respect me as a person. My team is great!

  Mar 1, 2023
I have recommended both my husband and best friend to Ross, who are both now his patients.

  Mar 1, 2023
Receptionists talked very loud

  Feb 27, 2023
Hit the important facts and asked for any questions or concerns I might have.

  Feb 21, 2023
Staff is always very friendly. During the appointment I can always get straight to the point and get some/most answers by the time I leave.

  Feb 10, 2023
Pleasant - but not enough time to get to core issues or concerns.

  Feb 7, 2023
Always great visit. Personable and well informed. Loved the front desk person that helped me get signed in. Assistant is always great. Ross is always informative and great with answering questions.

  Jan 20, 2023
Ross is as good as it gets. Like him very much

  Jan 20, 2023
This team does a great job every time.

  Jan 16, 2023
My provider is a good listener and responds to my messages.

  Jan 11, 2023
Ross is an exceptional provider.

  Jan 10, 2023
It was a good experience, as expected.

  Jan 9, 2023
Ross is thorough, friendly & knowledgeable.

  Jan 5, 2023
He is always concerned about me and what went wrong.

  Jan 3, 2023
Ross was very attentive to the concerns of mine and my wife's . From the knee pain to my gait and daily activities. He has requested PT to assist in these areas.

  Dec 30, 2022
Ross always acts like you are the only thing on his mind when you are there, never rushing, always listening. He is confident and helpful. As an older woman I find my concerns are not taken seriously by some other providers, so I appreciate that Ross always takes me seriously and finds the help I need.

  Dec 28, 2022
I feel medically gaslighted every appointment. Each appointment I get the same answer "it doesn't make medical sense, you need to see mental health". Im not very comfortable returning. I mean I had a "cold" a few days prior to going to emergency with pneumonia and heart failure. I don't feel like I can be honest with how I feel and feel insulted every time I leave the office.

  Dec 15, 2022
Your practice is close to my home, and seems to mee my current needs.

  Dec 14, 2022
Nurse cleaning my ear got water all over me.

  Dec 9, 2022
I did not feel that my provider was listening to me. While I was talking he kept saying "uhhuh" and "okay". When I completed what I was say he went on for several more seconds saying the same- as though I was still talking. This made me feel like he wasn't really interested in hearing my report of workplace hostility that had triggered severe terror. He offered to send in a social worker which I accepted. My provider lacked any sort of warmth or kindness, he was cold and abrupt. Left me sorry I reached out for help.

  Dec 7, 2022
With this visit, the provider only spent a couple minutes with me. He checked my ears and little else. He did not provide any remedies, holistic or prescription except for me to keep doing what I was doing. I am in more pain today than yesterday and don't feel that he spent enough time with me to give a clear diagnosis. I understand the medical field is overwhelmed right now. It just wasn't the level of care I am used to Dr. Puterbaugh providing.

  Dec 6, 2022
Ross Puterbaugh is great PA.His staff is too. I great great care. I recommend him to others.

  Dec 2, 2022
Dr always comes in immediately, very little wait time, is friendly ask me what I'm here for and then proceeds to answer all my questions, goes over my chart and is exactly what I want and expect from a good physician.

  Nov 30, 2022
The provider spent less than five minutes with me, turning me over to a student intern for 90% of the visit. My experience with this provider has been excellent in the past, but I left the office thinking that I needed to look for another PCP.

  Nov 29, 2022
While I am happy with PA Ross's care, I look forward to seeing a doctor as my age and health issues become more complicated

  Nov 29, 2022
Ross listened to my list of aches and pains (had kidney stones) and explained possibilities. He followed up with blood work and other tests. I appreciate the thoroughness and his prompt response to the test results.

  Nov 22, 2022
Ross is always professional but friendly. He takes great interest in my medical health. Although I was there for a physical he ordered some tests and lab work that was additional and I am very happy with my provider.

  Nov 21, 2022
Treated with respect

  Nov 11, 2022
We are more than satisfied with Dr. Puterbaugh and his "team."

  Nov 11, 2022
Ross is Very attentive and is keeping track of different procedures I have had done with specials.

  Nov 8, 2022
Ross is always thorough and extremely professional.

  Nov 4, 2022
He did recommend further services - PT and X-ray.

  Nov 4, 2022
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
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
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
Dr.was thorough in all aspects.

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

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

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

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

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

  Sep 28, 2022
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
Ross and his staff are always very professional and knowledgeable. I have referred family and friends to the office.

  Sep 20, 2022
Very positive

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

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

  Sep 6, 2022
It was a good first visit

  Aug 25, 2022
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
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
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
Waiting room VERY noisy.

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

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

  Aug 2, 2022
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
I had a very good experience.

  Jul 28, 2022
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
He actually wanted to help me, best dr. I've ever seen.

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

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

  Jul 19, 2022
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
I need a doctor Ross is a PA.

  Jul 14, 2022
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
He & his assistant were both great -

  Jul 5, 2022
All good

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

  Jun 28, 2022
All good.

  Jun 28, 2022
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
All good

  Jun 22, 2022
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
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
Best visit I've ever had with a medical professional. Already referred a friend to him.

  Jun 7, 2022
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.