Nurse Practitioner


Ruth received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and also attended Northern Arizona University for her M.S. and FNP-C degrees. She has been actively involved in the Grand Canyon state ever since!

Ruth comes to Vera after spending time teaching doctoral students in nursing and business, and providing care for the Navajo Nation/Dine’ people in emergency/urgent care and internal medicine. Ruth decided Vera was a great fit for her because it provides patients with comprehensive options to improve health. To sum it up, she often says, “health is life”.

In her free time, Ruth enjoys exploring the Grand Canyon, hiking, backpacking and white water rafting in the Western United States. She even rows her own raft along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon when she visits, which has been once a year since 1996.