Dieter F. Lubbe, MD, FACC Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Field of Study
University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine - Cape Town, South Africa
Medical School
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
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
  • cardio-oncology
  • cardiomegaly
  • cardiomyopathy
  • 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
  • in-office echocardiogram
  • in-office stress test
  • infiltrative disorders of the heart
  • 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

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)


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4.9 out of 5 (91 Ratings, 22 Comments)


Dr. Lubbe is amazing!

I love this doctor, he is always very with you and what you are discussing.

Provider prepared for my appt. Clear, concise, informed personnel.

Always have excellent care when seeing Doctor Lubbe.

I've always been happy with the way that I've been treated and cared for by this office

Always an easy experience Life is good

He is great.


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

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.

So glad you have the best doctors! Thank you!

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.

Dr Lubbe caring & squared away doctor

The medical assistant was especially helpful & knowledgeable.

Dr. Lubbe was very detailed in his explanation; of procedures.

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.

waiting for results from stress test

Hard to get timely appointment--very busy practice unable to hire physicians to replace the ones who have left.

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

Dr. Lubbe is a very wonderful doctor and person I would recommend him to anyone.

all fine

Dr. Lubbe is excellent, I always recommend him to friends
Providence Spokane Cardiology
122 West 7th Avenue Suite 450
Spokane, WA 99204