Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Bartsch

Spokane Critical Care Associates

12615 E Mission Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216

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(509) 353-3960

Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bartsch has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, 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 & Children's Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bartsch to book an appointment.


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(509) 353-3960

Dr. Bartsch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 97% of their peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Bartsch performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Emphysema
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch treats Emphysema more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Bartsch treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

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-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch treats Sleep Disorders more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Bartsch treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch treats Sleep Apnea more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Bartsch treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 97% of their peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Bartsch performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Emphysema
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartsch treats Emphysema more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Bartsch treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Bartsch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
58.8235294117647%
(10)
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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
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      • 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
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      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
      What could be improved
      • Long wait times
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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!
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      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Stephen Bartsch, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bartsch has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than ...Read more

      Specialties

      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Critical Care Medicine

      Board Certifications

      • Critical Care Medicine
      • Pulmonary Disease

      Education

      1996
      Pacific Union College
      Medical School

      Awards

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      Locations

      Spokane Critical Care Associates

      Spokane Critical Care Associates12615 E Mission Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216
      1

      Spokane Respiratory Consultants, PLLC

      Spokane Office104 W 5th Ave Ste 400w Spokane, WA 99204
      2

      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Providence Holy Family Hospital

      Spokane, WA

      67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

      Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

      Spokane, WA

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)