“I evaluate the ‘whole’ individual, not just the disease.”
Ms. Ryker specializes in the easing of anorectal disease and GI symptoms and provides hemorrhoid banding, fissure management, and preventive digestive health services.
Language(s) - English
Ms. Ryker believes individuals respond differently to diet, stress and medications, so a “one-size-fits-all approach” does not apply to digestive health management. “I evaluate the whole individual, not just the disease. When focusing on digestion, multiple facets will often need to be addressed in promoting health and healing. Helping to discover ways to improve someone’s health and well-being is both a passion and my focus in caring for an individual.”
Ms. Ryker decided to become a gastroenterology provider when a family member was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer that could have prevented if “recommended surveillance had been performed.”
Ms. Ryker and her husband have three children. She raises Labradoodles and volunteers in youth programs and ministries.
Master of Science in Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN., 1997; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 1996; Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, Willamette University, Salem, OR, 1995
Mid-Valley Gastroenterology, Corvallis, OR, 2014-2015; Terrance A. Hill, M.D., Corvallis and Lebanon, OR, 2000-2014
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Press Ganey Patient Ratings
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Press Ganey Survey Comments From Patients
Royce Ryker took a very personal and embarrassing issue and handled the problems with ease, did a procedure, and followed up in an extremely professional manner and showed great care and concern for me.
Royce was very kind & seemed to care about helping me get well & find answers.
I was impressed with Royce Ryker. She actually seemed to listen to my concerns and I thought she was very kind.
Royce Ryker is one of the only providers that really seemed to listen and consider all aspects of my pain. She didn’t dismiss me and is determined to help me find the answers.
Feels like I finally found a doctor/FNP who is going to help me get better!
I was a bit concerned at not seeing “the doctor” as I’m used to seeing a doctor when I have related appts. Royce was just as knowledgable as my “doctor” experiences – even better in most cases. She’s very well informed and caring. Great experience!
Royce was the first doctor that I felt validated me and actually listened to what I had to say and what my concerns were. I felt like we were on the same page and that she really wanted to figure out what was going on.