R. A. Wales, MD, FACC Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences - Bethesda, MD
Medical School
Oakland Naval Hospital - Oakland, CA
Residency
Internal Medicine
San Diego Naval Hospital - San Diego, CA
Fellowship
Clinical Cardiology
Professional Associations
  • American College of Cardiology
Personal Interests
Traveling, hiking, and the beauty of the Northwest.
Board Certifications
  • 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
  • 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
  • complete atrioventricular block
  • conduction defects
  • congestive heart failure
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary artery anomaly
  • coronary artery disease
  • coronary calcium score
  • coxsackie endocarditis
  • diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • 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
  • intra-aortic balloon pump
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • 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 supraventricular tachycardia
  • 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
  • secondary hypertension
  • stress echo cardiogram
  • sudden cardiac death
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • tee
  • thrombosis
  • tilt table test
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
  • tricuspid regurgitation
  • tricuspid valve disease
  • valve stenosis
  • valvular endocarditis
  • vasovagal syncope
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • wolff-parkinson-white syndrome
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.

 

4.3 out of 5 (149 Ratings, 38 Comments)


80

09/27/2017
He seems to always be in a hurry.
100

09/22/2017
I am very pleased with my provider
100

09/21/2017
Dr wales is a very good and shows that he cares about your health and the nurse are the same and I thank them for their care.
90

09/07/2017
THE AREA WHERE THE DESK RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY is not conducive to privacy. She does a great job and is upbeat and pleasant but it is not conducive to privacy. The rooms I was seen as a patient resembles more a closet hall than a examining room. Despite the cramped place the staff and Doctor seem to move and operate effortlessly through it all. If my observation seems harsh I want be honest and state it does influence the perception I had of the place.
80

09/06/2017
Doctor seemed rushed.
90

08/31/2017
all good
90

08/30/2017
This office accomplished more in one visit than my previous provider's office did in the past year!!! Results were called to me immediately, less than 2 hours after I left the office. Very thorough and very kind staff. I will recommend them to anyone/everyone who needs their services.
50

08/25/2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Wales as my new cardiologist. I hope he's a good Doctor because he has no warmth or empathy. He made me feel like a number, rather than a patient.
60

08/16/2017
There was some confusion on the part of Dr. Wales as to what he was supposed to do.
80

08/14/2017
The Doctor was very polite to me but I will only see him once a year
100

08/12/2017
This was a referral and very good.
100

07/27/2017
I was well treated, well taken care of and am well pleased.
100

06/15/2017
seemed interested in me as a person and not just my charts
90

06/15/2017
Very professional in approach and knowledge
100

05/30/2017
Dr. Wales is a good listener. Good visits! Great outcome!
100

05/17/2017
People taking the tests on me were very understanding.
100

05/03/2017
Many kind thanks Dr. Wales for your sincere care, I would definitely recommend you to anyone!!! Also, your staff is great!!!
100

05/03/2017
I have had a very good experience with Providence. This was the first time I had met with the new cardiologist. Visit went well.
90

04/24/2017
Staff is excellent. Dr. Wales is also very good.
100

04/12/2017
All my visits with this provider have excellent. I hold this provider in very high regard and trust him completely.
100

03/28/2017
Good listener showed care of my medical needs and talk to me not at me.
50

03/27/2017
Appeared over-worked; mentioned staff shortage
100

03/27/2017
Care has always been good and my cardiomyopathy condition is much improved, because of meds & following Dr. orders of care for my health.
90

03/23/2017
The doctor and his staff were friendly and competent.
40

03/05/2017
He was a new provider for me. Regular Dr has retired. Didn't question me about anything. Very brief visit.
100

02/23/2017
I am very pleased with Dr. Whales.
80

02/12/2017
Was there for a cardiac clearance for hernia operation and will be returning in March for follow up on a potential atrial fib problem. Operation went well .
100

01/12/2017
All good/"like every one very much" no bad experiences.
100

01/04/2017
good
100

11/23/2016
being from out of state I was amazed how quickly I was scheduled to see a specialist who went above and beyond; along with h8s staff to get me into another specialist in Spokane. [...] the receptionist was outstanding as werected the nurses. very caring. Thank you all. you made a rather scarey situation no so scarey.
70

11/23/2016
While I am not familiar with this cardiologist, my impression of him was very good.
90

11/22/2016
overall good
80

11/14/2016
Very plesant
60

11/09/2016
Dr. Wales was nice, but had a hard time looking at you when he talked. This kid of behavior makes me a little uncomfortable. [...]
100

11/07/2016
Excellent visit with Dr. Wales & his help.
70

09/28/2016
long periods we were just waiting in the office with no one informing us what was going on. For a 4:20 appointment, we did not get out of the appointment until nearly 6 pm.
100

09/08/2016
Dr. Wales & receptionist [...] were very kind & thorough.
100

09/01/2016
I am very happy with my care provider.
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2315 8th Street Valley Medical Center
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