Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD

Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
43 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 11 years. She specializes in neurosurgery.

PCH Neurology

1919 E Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bristol performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 93% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
more than 90% of peers
Brain Disorders
normal
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Bristol's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bristol "Areas of expertise: Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Brain and Spine Tumors, Tethered Cord, Myelomeningocele and Chiari Malformations."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cysts, Pediatric
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypothalamic Hamartoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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21  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bristol to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Bristol's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • 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 Comments (3)

Dr. Bristol removed our daughter’s Hypothalamic Hamartoma in April 2016. She gave her a quality of life that we never thought we’d see. She’s an incredibly gifted surgeon, with excellent bedside manner. We are incredibly grateful for her.
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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
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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...more
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