Dr. Stephen Hillis, MD

Dr. Stephen Hillis, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Hillis opened his private practice January 1st, 2015 at Seven Hills Medical Group. He is excited to be able to provide the medical care that he feels that his patients deserve.

Seven Hills Medical Group

1901 S Cedar St Ste 108

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Hillis' Experience

Dr. Hillis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Breath Testing
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loma Linda University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Santa Monica-UCLA Fam Prac
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Santa Monica Ucla Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hillis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hillis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hillis to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Hillis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Lakewood, WA |
Contacted Dr. Hillis office and completed New Patient paperwork May 5, 2017. Had all my medical records sent to Dr. Hillis and was told he can see 1 new patient per week and I couldn't get to see him before Sept . I have called and and sent numerous secured emails via patient portal, They never returned my calls or emails. I had to go to another doctor to get my medications established because without them I would be in serious trouble. I am not waiting any longer to hear from this doctor.
in Tacoma |
Dr. Hillis is the best doctor I have ever had. I have been through a few and been with him for 20 years. He cares and that is what matters to me.
in Lakewood, WA |
I applied to be a patient in March, 2017. I filled out the 6 pages they requested. I might have put my birthdate down at least 6 or 7 times on these documents. Very irritating. I submitted the papers and Dr, Hillis had his staff write back to me that I was not accepted. I called to find out why. They told me I was rejected. And I asked again, and they told me I was rejected. They never did give a reason after asking 3 times. What a joke of an office. Others have experienced very similar issues.
in Puyallup, WA |
My wife went from bad to worse being treated by this physician. Prescribed hypothyroid medication for a 'potential' hyperthyroid issue. Numbers were fine. Prescribed xanax, lexapro and other drugs that are not good for someone diagnosed with bipolar. Would not call me back (husband) when I had serious concerns. More concerned with his 250-300 dollar bill for 15 minutes then helping my wife. One look he should've referred a psychiatrist as he clearly isn't one. This is my review, not my wifes.
in Lakewood, WA |
I went to Dr Hillis as my Doctor retired after going to him for 30 years. After 1 year I changed insurance companies and presented my card to staff to make sure he took my insurance plan. I was told yes. He then ordered a colonoscopy and my insurance refused to pay because they said he did not take my plan. They did not take responsibility for their mistake and refused to speak to me after I wanted a valid explaination for this mistake. They blamed me for their mistake.
in milton |
They say laughter is the best medicine. Combine Dr Hillis' level of care and the laughter he brings along with his knowledge and bedside manner and you have a winning combination. My Dr retired and my wife suggested i go see her Dr Hillis and I'm glad i did. I feel very comfortable that my health is his number 1 priority. I did however lose my bell privileges.
in Gig Harbor |
Dr Hillis has always gone above and beyond what any other doctor has done. He is extremely intelligent and stays updated with all the newest in medicine. He is really into prevention and I really appreciate that about him. I love his new office space. Sandra at the front desk is so sweet. Can't imagine going anywhere else for excellent medical care.
in Lakewood, WA |
A kind and personable man, Dr. Hillis always takes the time to listen with genuine compassion. In the many years I've been his patient, I'm assured he understands my needs and truly cares about my health. He is a gifted physician. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
in Puyallup, WA |
staff drops the ball a lot, never takes responsibility and blames other doctor offices and patients. Doctor seems to mumble and not talk clearly, a little socially awkward. Seemed knowledgeable, but I need to be associated with people that are educated, can articulate and take responsibility when they make a mistake. I have bigger health concerns than a common cold, so I cannot lower my standards.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hillis accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • LifeWise
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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