Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD

Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD

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Pediatric Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
42 y/o
12 reviews

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Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Bristol is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center....See Less

PCH Neurosurgery

1919 E Thomas Rd Bldg Ambulatory

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Accepted insurance

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Cigna
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net

Learn about Dr. Bristol

Care Philosophy

Areas of expertise: Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Brain and Spine Tumors, Tethered Cord, Myelomeningocele and Chiari Malformations.
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Dr. Bristol's Experience

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Dr. Bristol's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Pediatric
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypothalamic Hamartoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Tumor Surgery

Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Childrens Hosp Los Angeles Inc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bristol has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bristol's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bristol to family and friends
4
based on 12 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Bristol's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Gilbert, AZ |
She is amazing Doctor my son had Brian surgery she take care and done with confidence and care . I feel blessed to meet Dr Ruth and go to PCH in Phx for care my son
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Bristol operated on my 2 month old daughter to correct her sagittal craniosynostosis. She and Dr. Singh were wonderful to deal with pre-surgery. They were knowledgeable, sympathetic, and patient. They conducted the surgery in a fraction of the time that another doctor had told me it would take and did not need to shave any of my baby's hair, which the other doctor told me would need to be done. They kept me apprised of every step of the surgery and the surgery was a success.
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Dr. Bristol accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Arizona
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Indian Health Service
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • MultiPlan
    RAN/AMN
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS Medicaid
    AHCCCS Medicaid IPA
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Bristol has admitting privileges

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Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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