We are proud that Dr. Ruth McLarty, board certified General Surgeon, has joined Glenn Medical Center. Dr. McLarty attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine, both in medical school and residency, then fellowship at St Vincent Health System. Dr. McLarty formerly practiced at Adventist Health Feather River Paradise for many yeas and currently lives in Chico. Dr. McLarty values providing exceptional care to rural communities.
Dr. Ruth McLarty
Why did you become a physician?
As the daughter of a general practice physician and a nurse who both loved caring for patients, I found medicine a natural choice. As a child I was challenged to appropriately answer patient phone call and take accurate messages when my parents weren’t available. Although I was unable to spell things like penicillin, I gave my parents some amusement with my phonetic spellings. At least they knew what the message meant. During teenage summers I enjoyed being able to put in some time as an office assistant.
Surgical rotations in medical school helped me realize how much I enjoyed the operating room, ICU and the way my surgical mentors cared for their patients, both in the office and in the hospital. The operative part of surgical practice is a privilege and never gets old, but the office and hospital practice outside the OR touches my heart.
What are your hobbies/interests outside of medicine?
I enjoy nature, animals, hiking, camping, music, cooking and spending time with loved ones.