Dieter F. Lubbe, MD, FACC Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine - Cape Town, South Africa
Medical School
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Residency
Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Fellowship
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Professional Associations
  • American College of Cardiology (Fellow)
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Spokane County Medical Society
Personal Interests
Mountain biking, skiing and photography.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal calcium score
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal ecg
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • adenosine stress test
  • anomalous coronary artery
  • aortic diseases
  • aortic stenosis
  • aortic valve disorder
  • arrhythmia
  • atherosclerosis
  • atherosclerosis of aorta
  • athletic heart syndrome
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • atrial tachycardia
  • atrioventricular block
  • autoimmune pericarditis
  • av nodal arrhythmia
  • bradycardia
  • cardiac angina
  • cardiac arrest
  • cardiac catheterization
  • cardiac conduction defects
  • cardiac insufficiency
  • cardiac risk assessment
  • cardiac sarcoma
  • cardiac tumor
  • cardiomegaly
  • cardiomyopathy
  • cardio-oncology
  • cardiorenal syndrome
  • cardiospasm
  • carotid intimal thickness
  • chest pain
  • cholesterol disorders
  • cholesterol management
  • chronic total occlusion
  • conduction defects
  • congestive heart failure
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary artery anomaly
  • coronary artery disease
  • coronary calcium score
  • coxsackie endocarditis
  • diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • directional atherectomy
  • dobutamine stress test
  • dyspnea on exertion
  • echocardiography
  • elevated creatine kinase
  • exercise intolerance
  • familial arrhythmia
  • family history heart disease
  • heart murmur
  • heart racing
  • holter monitor
  • hypertension
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • infiltrative disorders of the heart
  • in-office echocardiogram
  • in-office stress test
  • intravascular ultrasound
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • laser atherectomy
  • left bundle branch block
  • left-sided heart failure
  • malignant hypertension
  • microvascular dysfunction
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve insufficiency
  • mitral valve prolapse
  • mitral valve regurgitation
  • myocardial infarction
  • myocarditis
  • myxoma
  • nuclear cardiology test reading
  • orthopnea
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • palpitations
  • paroxysmal tachycardia
  • paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • pericardial effusion
  • pericarditis
  • postural tachycardia syndrome
  • pre-excitation syndrome
  • premature atrial contraction
  • premature beats
  • premature ventricular contractions
  • preoperative evaluation
  • preventative cardiology
  • prinzmetals angina
  • pulmonary artery stenosis
  • pulmonary edema
  • pulmonary valve disorders
  • pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • refractory angina
  • rheumatic mitral regurgitation
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis with insufficiency
  • rhythm disorder
  • right bundle branch block
  • right heart failure
  • right ventricular hypertrophy
  • rotational atherectomy
  • secondary hypertension
  • sudden cardiac death
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • thrombosis
  • transposition of great vessels
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
  • tricuspid regurgitation
  • tricuspid valve disease
  • valve stenosis
  • valvular endocarditis
  • vasovagal syncope
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • wolff-parkinson-white syndrome
Publications

De Groen PC, Lubbe DF, Hirch LJ, et al. Esophagitis Associated with the Use of Alendronate. N Engl J Med 1996; 335: 1016-1021.

Lubbe DF, Schwartz RS. The Platelet in Acute Coronary Syndromes. The Circulation Frontier 1999;3:26-33

Schwartz RS, Lubbe DF, Altman JD, Holmes DR. Local Arterial Drug Delivery: A Golden Gun Without Bullets? J Inv Card.1999;11(10) 620-621.

Bayes-Genis A, Kantor B, Keelan PC, Altman JD, Lubbe DF, Kang JH, Schwartz RS. Restenosis and Hyperplasia: Animal Models. Curr Interv Cardiol Rep. 2000;2:303-308.

Lubbe DF, Holmes DR. Prevention of Restenosis after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. ACC Current Journal Review 2001;10(1)39-42

Altman JD, Lubbe DF, Kantor B, Holmes D, Schwartz RS. Soft X-rays. The Alternative? J Interven Cardiol; 2000;13: 431-438.

Lubbe DF, Berger PB. The ‘Initial Invasive’ Approach to the Management of Patients with Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes . Acute Coronary Syndromes 4.1 Nov 2001

Lubbe DF, Berger PB. The Thienopyridines. J Interven Cardiol 2002;15:85–94

Mehrdad R, Yeung A, Altman P, Lubbe DF, Takeshi S, Schwartz RS, Stertzer S, Altman JD. Evaluation of the percutaneous intramyocardial injection for local myocardial treatment. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 53;2:271-6

Lubbe DF, Kantor BK, Altman JD, Schwartz RS, Gersh BJ. Reperfusion Injury: Pathophysiology, Clinical Implications and Approaches to Management (in review- JACC)

Lubbe DF, Bell MR, Holmes DR, Berger PB. Coronary Angiographic Characteristics Among Patients Undergoing Surgical Revascularization for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease: Suitability for Percutaneous Revascularization with Stents. (In review, American Heart Journal)

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.

 

4.8 out of 5 (93 Ratings, 26 Comments)


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09/21/2017
I've always been happy with the way that I've been treated and cared for by this office
100

09/13/2017
Always an easy experience Life is good
100

08/31/2017
He is great.
100

08/15/2017
Excellent!
100

06/29/2017
Dr. Lubbe is excellent and takes the time to explain my condition and treatment options. I have full confidence in him.
100

06/28/2017
So glad you have the best doctors! Thank you!
60

06/28/2017
He talked over the top of me, which made me feel like he wasn't really listening. I am concerned that he didn't fully understand what was going on...if he read my chart, things were not correctly recorded from my first visit, symptoms inaccurately recorded, etc., and even though I had sent a message requesting things to be corrected, my chart is still incorrect. So, I'm not really sure that my issues were truly dealt with. I am used to dealing with peds cardiology, where the docs listen and fully explain and address any issues/questions. I had a 1/2 hour appt, and I was in and out in less than that. It definitely felt rushed. I have been told that this doc is a good one, but I wasn't overly impressed...not with either of the cardiologists I saw. I felt like both of them thought I was wasting their time, even though I was there at the recommendation of my doctor.
100

06/21/2017
Dr. Lubbe was fantastic. He remembered my case and seeing me in the hospital a month and a half prior. He was very compassionate and asked questions about my overall health, not just cardiology. We appreciated the time he spent with us.
100

05/29/2017
Dr Lubbe caring & squared away doctor
100

05/25/2017
The medical assistant was especially helpful & knowledgeable.
100

05/17/2017
Dr. Lubbe was very detailed in his explanation; of procedures.
100

05/08/2017
Dr. Lubbe is wonderful, consequently [...] it's hard to get an appointment, therefore, why recommend more people to see him and making it harder for those of us who have been with him for several years to get a timely appointment.
80

05/05/2017
waiting for results from stress test
100

04/28/2017
Hard to get timely appointment--very busy practice unable to hire physicians to replace the ones who have left.
100

04/02/2017
This is a very good Doctor who cares about my well being, blessed to have him on my health care team.
100

01/31/2017
Dr. Lubbe is a very wonderful doctor and person I would recommend him to anyone.
100

12/09/2016
all fine
100

11/28/2016
Dr. Lubbe is excellent, I always recommend him to friends
80

10/21/2016
Hard to get an appointment - no call to tell me my appointment was coming up - put on hold for long periods of time when calling about blood work medications & appt.
100

10/08/2016
informed me that my primary provider should not taken me off blood pressure prescriptiionwithout replacing with another. offered to write me a prescription.
100

09/27/2016
I have seen Dr. Lubbe several times over the years. Always had my questions answered.
100

09/26/2016
Dr Lubbee is a wonderful doctor with great bedside manner. I would recommend him any time I had the chance. they don't come any better than him. can't say enough good things about him
100

09/21/2016
very knowledgable, listens intently
100

09/15/2016
very friendly, caring, and professional
100

09/14/2016
great
70

09/08/2016
Twice I have called and made appointments to see my regular doctor. One time I called prior to driving the 65 miles for the appointment and was told there was no appointment on the books. Most recently I drove the 65 miles and was told there was no appointment on the books but was offered an appointment with another provider. This is very frustrating. It would be great if we could schedule the 6 month return visit at the time of the appointment.
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Providence Spokane Cardiology
122 West 7th Avenue Suite 450
Spokane, WA 99204
509-838-4978