Dr. Eugene Spear, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Spear

Northwest Cardiovascular Institute, LLP

2700 SE Stratus Ave Unit 406 McMinnville, OR 97128

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(503) 435-1200

Dr. Eugene Spear, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in McMinnville, OR and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spear has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Oregon U, School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Willamette Valley Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spear to book an appointment.


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Dr. Spear accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Practice Areas

Implantable Cardiac Devices

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Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Spear performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Spear performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Electrophysiology specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioversion, Elective
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear performs Cardioversion, Elective more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Spear performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Spear performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Spear performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertensive Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear treats Hypertensive Heart Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Spear treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Spear treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Spear treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Spear treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear treats Arrhythmias more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Spear treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spear treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Spear treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Spear's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Spear's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spear

4.5

Based on 22 ratings

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1 Star
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  • Explained conditions well (18)
  • Listened & answered questions (18)
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  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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Been patient since 2005. Stent put in. Follow ups have always been very satisfactory. Dr Spear is the best
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May 23, 2019
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My wife and I are so grateful to Dr. Spear for his exceptional care of me for my multiple cardiovascular diseases and related diseases. He gives us hope and cheer despite clearly outlining, ever so compassionately, the scope and serious nature of my diagnoses. Dr. Spear takes as much time as is needed to answer all of our questions and fully explain everything. Only one other doctor in my entire life's experience - for me or for the care of others I've known - has come close to Dr. Spear.
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Portland, Oregon – Apr 02, 2018
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One new cardiologist I saw after 21 years of treatment said I didn't have a heart problem -just heartburn. In 2016, Dr. Spear examined me with stethoscope and blood pressure cuff, and after about 10 minutes said to me:"we've got a lot of work ahead of us, but we going to take care of you." Within a few days he verified multiple cardiovascular problems through an angiogram, and found even more problems through a holter exam, and continues to monitor and adjust my care. Dr. Spear is the best!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Well worth even much more than the one hour drive in Portland, Oregon – Apr 02, 2018
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At a pretty scary time in my life having something wrong with my heart, I was referred to Dr. Spear. I have never had such a negative and unprofessional experience with a physician like I did was Dr.. Spear. He literally sat there and said "hmmm" about five times to my husband and I and then said "I don't know what to tell you." I would never recommend this doctor to anyone.
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McMinnville – Feb 07, 2018
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Kind and knowledgable. An exceptional doctor..
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Mcminnville, OR – Oct 27, 2017
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On behalf of my siblings and our entire family, we would like to thank Dr. Spear for his outstanding care of our parents. He exemplifies the medical profession with his professional manor, depth of knowledge and approach to problem solving. My parents have and have had a large number of doctors, and Dr. Spear stands out as the top Doc.
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Dennis Grant in Newberg, OR – Mar 02, 2017
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I have had Dr Spear since my heart attack in 2006, he knows what he is doing, I like that he stays current with procedures and medications. His staff is friendly and is very helpful
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Byron Mellerio in Newport Oregon – Dec 21, 2016
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Dr. Spear has always put his whole effort into treating my conditions. While I am a tricky patient due to my health I feel he is always reaching as far and wide as he can to treat me as a whole picture. You can always see the wheels spinning at warp speed. I have recommended him many times and will continue to do so. I have great trust for Dr. Spear as a Cardiologist!
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Robin Swenson in Mcminnville, OR – May 06, 2016
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I would recommend Dr. Spear for his care during a medically induced stress test at the Willamette Valley Hospital in McMinnville. He explained what was going to happen, talked about it during the test, kept me informed of how much longer the test would take and then discussed the results. I felt very comfortable with him (and the whole team) and trusted his ability in conducting the test.
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Linda Huntington in Yamhill, OR – Mar 16, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Eugene Spear, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in McMinnville, OR and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spear has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Cardiac Care than other specialists i...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1992
Oregon Health and Science University
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Martinez Va Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Martinez Va Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1986
San Bernadino Co Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1985
Oregon U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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Northwest Cardiovascular Institute, LLP

Northwest Cardiovascular Institute, LLP2700 SE Stratus Ave Unit 406 McMinnville, OR 97128
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Willamette Valley Medical Center

McMinnville, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)