Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 47

Dr. Bartsch

Spokane Critical Care Associates

12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200 Spokane Valley, WA 99216

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Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bartsch has more experience with Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Pacific Union College medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Holy Family Hospital and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bartsch to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bartsch

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bartsch treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bartsch treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 353-3960.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Bartsch is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
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High
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Very High
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Bartsch is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
Bronchitis
Interstitial Lung Disease
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Dr. Bartsch's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Megacolon
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Bartsch accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Bartsch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bartsch

2.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
35.294117647058826%
(6)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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0%
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1 Star
58.8235294117647%
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I found him to be unprepared for my visit without reviewing my referral as a new patient. It was difficult to explain my concerns since he interrupted and shot down everything I said. There was no active listening to my concerns, only interruptions. I should have paid attention to the poor reviews here. It was a waste of time to drive 2 hours one way for this visit.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Disappointed – Aug 23, 2018
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Dr. Bartsch is a very competent and conscientious professional. His diagnosis was very accurate. He was caring, but honest with the prognosis and treatment options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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D.L. – Aug 23, 2018
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Consulted with Dr. Bartsch and a family members physician to discuss a very serious condition. Dr. Bartsch's assessment of the situation was right on the mark, and his help in conferring with the other physician was very helpful. He gave us his straight opinion without a bunch of fluff. It was the kind of candid, straight forward information that we needed.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wayne – Aug 22, 2018
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Dr. Bartsch has to be one of the nicest people I have met in general. He makes you feel very at ease, & has a great personality. I have never felt rushed here. You get a sincere feeling that Dr. Bartsch is going to do all he can to make your quality of life a better one :) Thank you kind sir
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 19, 2018
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His bedside manner leaves a LOT to be desired.. I would NEVER EVER Recommend this individual to ANYONE. He gave my Mother results of an incurable CANCER over the phone then ended the call with "Sorry for the bad news." Ugh!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bartsch has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1996
Pacific Union College
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bartsch frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Bartsch specializes.

Where is Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD's office located?

Dr. Bartsch's office is located at 12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Spokane Critical Care Associates

Spokane Critical Care Associates12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200 Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Spokane Respiratory Consultants, PLLC

Spokane Office104 W 5th Ave Ste 400w Spokane, WA 99204
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bartsch is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Spokane, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)