Ruth L. Eckert, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My grandfather was an old-time family doctor who took care of the whole town. He was the reason I went into family medicine.  I also wanted to take care of the whole person—mind, body and spirit. I want to help my patients live full, healthy lives and MDVIP provides me with the tools and support to do just that. Another facet of the MDVIP practice model is the availability of the latest advances in traditional medical therapy and cutting-edge, emerging research in prevention. It is a very exciting time to be alive! I chose to be affiliated with MDVIP because I want to work with my patients to maximize their vigorous, healthy lives. Quality of life matters, and together we work as a wellness team.

Physician Profile


Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences 1973
Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Doctorate of Medicine 1976
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Medical Accupuncture for Physicians 1998
Fort Wayne Family Practice
Fort Wayne, IN
Scottsdale Memorial Hospital Osborn
Scottsdale, AZ



Professional Society Memberships

Maricopa County Medical Society
Arizona State Medical Society
Arizona Academy of Family Physicians
Arizona Academy of Medical Acupuncture
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Piper Health Center, Physician Director 1979-1982
Pueblo Norte Nursing Center and Retirement Village, Medical Director 1984-1990

Hospital Affiliations

Scottsdale Healthcare


Diplomate, Fellow, American Board of Family Practice
Certified Clinical Densitometry
Certified National Procedure Institute: Colposcopy

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Susie

    Thank you, Dr Ruth, for being the finest doctor I have ever had! See you soon for my annual! Dr. Ruth worked hard to solve my m...

  • Member: Diane

    Dr. Eckert is always available, attentive, sympathetic and thorough. The same is to be said for her medical assistant, Shelley. I ...

  • Member: James

    My recent experience with Doctor Eckert during my physical was fantastic. She spent a great amount of time with me, explained in d...

  • Member: Lynn

    Dr Eckert takes good care of me in terms of my health issues and wellness considerations employing great knowledge, compassion an...