Laurence A. Houtchens, PA-C Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
I believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Cooperating with natural principles and incorporating lifestyle changes are important to me. I am an educator, not a dictator, so I educate patients, then let them make their own choices.
Education
Institution
Kettering College of Medical Arts - Kettering OH
Personal Interests
Walking with God through personal Bible study and an active prayer life, hiking, gardening, boating of all types, water skiing, snow skiing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, mechanic work, construction, wood working, welding, home improvement and real estate investing.
Board Certifications
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Physician Asst - Certified
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

 

4.4 out of 5 (122 Ratings, 45 Comments)


80

09/25/2017
I had diarrhea for several weeks, lost 25 lbs in less than 4 weeks. No one seemed too concerned about it. There was adequate information on what to do at home but no information about what to expect and how to deal with it (sometimes quite messy and difficult to manage).
90

09/06/2017
He's very caring and a great listener. One of the best medical providers I've ever had.
80

08/30/2017
wait time too long.
50

08/23/2017
I made an appointment that I had to leave work for and I was not taken back until 30 minutes after my scheduled appointment time. When I went to receptionist to ask how much longer I got I'm not sure they are running behind, and my comeback was some of us have to leave work and use our leave to do so!!!!
80

08/20/2017
always friendly, good mood
100

08/16/2017
Good
90

08/10/2017
I have always had great care and been shown the utmost of respect by this provider and the staff who are working there!
100

08/09/2017
very good at making sure you understand everything you talk about
100

08/03/2017
he took good care of me got me set up for surgery in Spokane fast and ezey for me I appreciate that very much
100

08/03/2017
I am doing a lot better physically and mentally with DR Larry Houtchens. I have only had good experiences. My Bunions and feet are pain free. Mental health is very good with healthy lifestyle and medications.
100

08/02/2017
I continue to visit Larry Houtchens for my annual [...] physical and I think he is tops!
50

07/27/2017
He listened and prescribed meds but said, "If you insist/demand on x-rays we will do it." Gave me the impression I didn't need x-ray but had lawn mower flip me off the back seat and partially land on me. Probably broken ribs with lots of contusions and lower back pain. I should have DEMANDED x-rays.
100

07/05/2017
L. hOUTCHENS WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND EVEN DID SOME JOKING WITH SOME OF MY COMMENTS. This was a very easy appointment and had a great time talking to him.
100

06/29/2017
Very good
60

06/29/2017
I was very happy to get to see a provider on short notice. This has not been the case in the past.
70

06/26/2017
Nurse explained about "Urgent Care" so I wouldn't have to wait till July.
100

06/16/2017
Larry is very very good at his profession. I've gotten more useful information and care from him than any other doctor I've seen previously in my entire life. Quite impressed.
60

06/14/2017
I didn't like the fact that it took over an hour to see this Dr. I was on time for a 3:45 appointment and didn't see him until almost 5pm. This is just one of the problems with healthcare these days, and it's been like this as long as I can remember.
100

06/14/2017
Always as pleasant an experience as can be expected. Always feel I'm in good hands.
90

06/07/2017
He's one of the best listeners I've ever had. He explains things thoroughly without talking down. I feel very much like a partner in my care. I consider him very trustworthy, kind, and helpful.
100

06/06/2017
all is good
70

05/12/2017
Wish provider could offer alternative treatment options - but maybe none were available?
90

05/10/2017
Was warned provider would delayed
70

05/04/2017
Good [...]
100

05/02/2017
Mr. Larry Houtchens is an excellent health care provider. I have been going to see him since my wife and I relocated to Northport, WA almost two years ago. I see him for all of my general health needs.
100

03/22/2017
I have had nothing but good experiences from the Dr.
90

03/08/2017
Attentive listener, proactive care approach.
90

02/28/2017
He's terrific! Talked to other providers about a specific med I used to take that I had good results with and no one would prescribe it. Explained it all to him, he prescribed the med and within three days I felt MUCH better. He listened & understood, great about checking results, helped me so much.
100

02/01/2017
I think seniors may need in-depth help getting their on line results. I had, to days later request paper results.
100

01/31/2017
I have only good things to say about my health care provider, Larry Houtchens. He has on several occasions when my health was fragile and he had done tests that he wanted to discuss with me, he called me on the phone in the evening when it was great for me to talk on the phone. He is a very good person.
100

01/25/2017
It is always a pleasure to be seen and treated by Larry Houchins. GREAT Doc!
90

01/17/2017
Laurence Houtchens and his crew are top shelf people. He and his staff had my best interest all the time. Easy crew to be with and they showed they cared and went the extra step for me. A+ crew.
100

01/16/2017
I really liked him very nice guy
100

01/09/2017
i noticed a lot of changes in the providence system this time. The additional help with my primary care physician was huge. Dr. [...]. However, there was huge scheduling problems when we arrived for our appointments that was handled by [...]! She did great
30

01/06/2017
He never touched me, he had me press on my own stomach to see if it hurt. He seemed to be a smart aleck.
70

12/28/2016
It took 4 days to see someone about my knee. Was on time for my appointment, waited only minutes in lobby but waited almost 1 hour in the exam room. After checking my knee he asked for x-rays. They were fast and very pleasant, returned to room and waited about 10 minutes for results. Put in request for MRI. MRI wait time is 20 days then will be 14 days to see specialist. Meanwhile I am trying to walk and feed cattle in pain. He did offer pain pills, I said tylenol no pain pills. Was told damage is already done, just get off knee when it hurts real bad.
90

12/26/2016
Dr. Houchens is very nice and seems very competent in his knowledge about my problems at least.
100

12/19/2016
Very professional yet caring.
30

12/07/2016
lack of confidence & competence from provider
90

11/16/2016
I particularly appreciate that while he does a thorough job answering any questions, etc., he never makes me feel rushed or like I'm taking too much time.
100

10/05/2016
was excellent
100

10/03/2016
NP Houtchens is great and will come back to him. His front staff goes the extra step to help me with my needs. He gave me options and let me make my choices. Thank you NP Houtchens you Rock!
100

10/03/2016
Have not had any bad experiences with Larry Houtchens. He is a good listener as well as an excellent educator. Always pleasant and attentive.
90

09/23/2016
Just a good Doctor.
100

08/31/2016
Very good experience. Would recommend Colville medical Clinic to my friends
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Providence Northeast Washington Medical Group - Colville
1200 East Columbia Avenue
Colville, WA 99114
509-684-5817