Dr. John Ruth, MD

Dr. John Ruth, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. John Ruth, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Arizona in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

707 N Alvernon Way Ste 205

Tucson, AZ 85711

Contact Information

(520) 694-8000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 94% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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37  Procedures

  • Acetabulum Surgery
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Cleve Clin Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Maryland Institute For Emer Med Serv
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruth has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruth's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruth to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Ruth's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Doctor Ruth was thoroughly prepared in having reviewed my record prior to coming into the room, then explaining what he saw on the x-ray, and then identified a number of options, respecting my selections. Given my cancer history he was solicitous in recommending an MRI. When results were back, he...more
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The medical care I received was great. However, when it came time to get a doctor's note clearing me to return to work, here's were I begin: 1. The FMLA paperwork was faxed multiple times to Dr. Ruth's office. Yet every time I called to ask if they had received it (even though my company said...more
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Back in November 1st 2001 I broke my pelvis in half below my spinal cord, I also broke my lower left leg in six places below the knee, my sacrum, my left hip socket. He was able to use hardware and put me back together. I am able to walk without a cane or any assistance. He saved my life. He is a...more
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I would be missing the lower half of my right leg had it not been for Dr. Ruth. He's a lifesaver.
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