Michael E. Ring, MD, FACC Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Field of Study
Vanderbilt Medical School - Nashville, TN
Medical School
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Internal Medicine
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Internal Medicine
Boston University - Boston, MA
Interventional Cardiology
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Professional Associations
  • American College of Cardiology; Governor Washington State Chapter; 2011-2014
  • American College of Cardiology PINNACLE Network Work Group; 2010-2012
  • American College of Cardiology NCDR Public Reporting Advisory Group; 2013-2016
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • Spokane County Medical Society: President 1997; Board of Trustees/Executive Committee; 1993-98
  • Spokane Society of Internal Medicine; President 2008
Personal Interests
Nature photography, outdoor sports (cycling, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, stand-up paddle boarding), travel and gardening.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 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
  • advanced lipid testing
  • 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
  • bicuspid valve repair
  • 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
  • complete atrioventricular block
  • complication cardiac catheterization
  • conduction defects
  • congestive heart failure
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary angioplasty
  • coronary artery anomaly
  • coronary artery disease
  • coronary calcium score
  • coronary stent
  • coxsackie endocarditis
  • diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • dobutamine stress test
  • dyspnea on exertion
  • echocardiography
  • elevated creatine kinase
  • enhanced external counterpulsation
  • exercise intolerance
  • familial arrhythmia
  • family history heart disease
  • femoral artery angioplasty
  • heart biopsy
  • 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
  • left bundle branch block
  • left-sided heart failure
  • malignant hypertension
  • microvascular dysfunction
  • minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
  • minimally invasive mitral valve repair
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve insufficiency
  • mitral valve prolapse
  • mitral valve regurgitation
  • myocardial infarction
  • myocarditis
  • myxoma
  • nuclear cardiology test reading
  • orthopnea
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • palpitations
  • paravalvular leak repair
  • paroxysmal tachycardia
  • paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • percutaneous mitral valve repair
  • percutaneous valvuloplasty
  • pericardial effusion
  • pericarditis
  • pre-excitation syndrome
  • 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
  • radial coronary access
  • refractory angina
  • rheumatic mitral regurgitation
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis with insufficiency
  • rhythm disorder
  • right heart failure
  • right ventricular hypertrophy
  • secondary hypertension
  • stent thrombosis
  • stress echo cardiogram
  • sudden cardiac death
  • superior mesenteric artery stenting
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • thrombosis
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
  • tricuspid valve disease
  • valve stenosis
  • valvular endocarditis
  • valvuloplasty
  • vasovagal syncope
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • wolff-parkinson-white syndrome

More than 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 20 abstracts presented at national scientific conferences (recent selected publications and abstracts listed below):


Cannon LA, Kereiakes DJ, Mann T; Popma JJ, Mooney MR, Mishkel GJ, Lee TC, MD, Wilson BH, Stuckey TD, Orlow S, McGarry T, Ring ME, Kellett MA, Underwood P, Dawkins KD: TAXUS PERSEUS Small Vessel: A Prospective Evaluation in a non-Randomized Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of the Use of the TAXUS Element Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System for the Treatment of De Novo Coronary Artery Lesions in Small Vessels. EuroIntervention 6: 920-927, 2011. http://www.pcronline.com/eurointervention/34th_issue/161/

Daratha KD, Short RA, Corbett C, Ring ME, Alicic R, Choka R, Tuttle KR, Risks of Hospital Readmission and Death in Patients with Kidney Disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 7: 409-416, 2012.

Povsic TJ, Vavalle JP, Aberle LG, Kasprzak JD, Cohen MG, Mehran R, Bode C, Buller CE, s Montalescot G, Cornel JH, Rynkiewicz A, Ring ME, Zeymer U, Natarajan M, Delarche N, Zelenkofske SL, Becker RC, Alexander JH on behalf of the RADAR Investigators: A Randomized, Partially Blinded, Multicenter, Active-Controlled, Phase 2b, Dose-Ranging Study Assessing the Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacodynamics of the REG1 Anticoagulation System in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: Results of the RADAR Phase 2b Trial. Eur Heart Journal; 2012 published on line August 2, 2012.

Waksman R, Ghali M, Goodroe R, Ryan T, Turco M, Ring M, McGarry T, Dobies D, Shammas N, Steinberg D, Swymelar S, Kaneshige K, Torguson R. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Second-Generation Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents Versus Everolimus-Eluting Stents in United States Contemporary Practice (REWARDS TLX Trial). Am J Cardiol 110: 1119-1124, 2012. http://www.ajconline.org/article/S0002-9149(12)01520-2/abstract


Ring ME, Daratha KB, Short RA, Dominik DA, Shuler L, Tuttle KR: Two-Year Safety and Revascularization Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Intervention with Bare Metal Stents Versus Strategies of Selective or Predominant Drug Eluting Stents in a Community Setting. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 51 (no. 10 suppl. B): B35, 2008 (Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, 2008).

Ring ME, Daratha KB, Parrish PR, Dominik DA, Short RA, Tuttle KR: Comparison of Long Term Outcomes After Coronary Stenting in the Bare Metal Stent and Drug Eluting Stent Eras. Am J Cardiol 2009; 104:156-157D (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, 2009).

Kereiakes DJ, Cannon LA, Mooney M, Lee TC, Ring M, Underwood P, Dawkins KD, The PERSEUS Small Vessel Trial of the Novel Thin Strut Platinum-Chromium TAXUS Element Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent (submitted to 2010 ACC Scientific Sessions)

Ring ME, Jin R, Wu Y, Grunkemeier GL: Use of a Bare Metal Stent or Balloon Angioplasty Alone in Contemporary Percutaneous Coronary Interventional Practice is an Independent Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 57 (no. 14 suppl. A): 127, 2011 (Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, 2011).

Waksman R, Ghali M, Goodroe R, Ryan T, Turco M, Ring M, McGarry T, Dobies D, Shammas N, Steinberg D, Swymelar S, Torguson R: REWARDS TLX: Registry Experience at Washington Heart Center: TAXUS Liberte vs. Xience V. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 57 (no. 14 suppl. A): 120, 2011 (Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, 2011).

Daratha KB, Ring ME, Himmelfarb J, Tuttle KR: Risk of Mortality and Re-Hospitalization among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Acute Kidney Injury. J Am Soc Nephrol 23: 119A, 2012 (American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week; 2012).


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4.8 out of 5 (74 Ratings, 27 Comments)


I have mixed feelings about Dr. Ring. He was pleasant but I don't feel like he took my concerns seriously. I feel as though he blew me off because of my weight. He had already determined, before even examing me, that my issues are all weight related. I can appreciate that alot of them could be however I would expect a Cardiologist to do a thorough exam to be certain there is not something else going on. He listened to my heart, checked my pulses and sent me in my way. I still have the same very concerning symptoms & uncertainty of exactly what's causing them. He is a pleasant Dr but should probably listen more & take his patients concerns seriously.

Doctor Ring and his staff are very professional. Highly recommend.

Very kind. Did not seem rushed. LISTENED to answers as well as asking questions.

I have been seeing Dr. Ring since June 1965 and I have enjoyed an excellent service, even with a heart attach in [...] 2004.

Great doctor sensitive to my health care needs.

All positive with those involved.

No bad - always good.

Dr. Ring is a stellar provider; and his team is very professional. The receptionist at the front desk was very very personable and kind.

Excellent care. Dr & Staff listened to my concerns and addressed concerns.

At the core of my discomfort with the care is that I'm made to feel that the side effects from my meds are "made up". There is little interest in me beyond a perceived statistical equivalent. I guess this is what we get when a "practice" is turned into a "machine".

All health care has been excellent [...].

Dr. Ring was very cordial and personable and I was impressed by his review of my history.

Dr. was responsive, helpful, kind, asked questions & listened.

Dr Ring was wonderful and very helpful.

Everyone was great.

Dr. Ring is very thorough, an expert in his field and caring. I have the upmost confidence in his care. I have been fortunate to be one of his patients.

Very good experience - giving info. about why surgery is needed.

Dr. Ring had a person along to record our conversations. I thought that was very good.

The receptionist was not aware that we were waiting to see Dr. Ring and kept us waiting until Dr. Ring wanted to know where we were.

Seemed to push me off to the pulminary group which seemed to be the wrong path to follow. Seems like the PA's and ARNP's seem to do most of his work.

Dr Ring listened to my concern regarding my medical condition. He explained the results of the medical testing that he ordered and the medication that I am taking for my condition.


Very knowledgeable, personable & forthright - trustworthy.

Has always been very good.

This was the 2nd time I had seen Dr. Ring. First time was in an emergency situation when he had to put in a stent. He was awesome. Very kind, personable and has a great sense of humor. I so appreciate what he did for me on [...] and he was so caring and concerned about me and my health when I saw him on [...]

Assistance from all the Providence staff, especially Dr's Ring and [...]

There is nothing bad to report. Dr. Ring & his team are top notch!
Providence Spokane Cardiology
122 West 7th Avenue Suite 450
Spokane, WA 99204
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital
Providence Holy Family Hospital