Michael A. Kwasman, M.D., FACC

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Michael Kwasman, MD is a cardiology specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. His area of specialization is adult arrhythmia management, including radio-frequency ablation and pacemaker/AICD implantation.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
State University Of New York - Buffalo, NY
Medical School
University Of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Residency
Internal Medicine
University Of California - San Francisco, CA
Fellowship
Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Professional Associations
  • American College of Cardiology (Faculty)
  • Heart Rhythm Society
Personal Interests
Dr. Kwasman, enjoys traveling, the arts and spending time in the outdoors.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • Ablation For Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Ecg
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Av Nodal Arrhythmia
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiospasm
  • Chest Pain
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block
  • Conduction Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Anomaly
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coxsackie Endocarditis
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Echocardiography
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Familial Arrhythmia
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Holter Monitor
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • In-Office Echocardiogram
  • In-Office Stress Test
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Lead Extraction
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left-Sided Heart Failure
  • Loop Recorder
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Microvascular Dysfunction
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • 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
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Refractory Angina
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • 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
  • Tilt Table Test
  • 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.

4.8 out of 5 (146 Ratings, 64 Comments)


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07/25/2019
excellent care
100

07/21/2019
Outstanding in his diagnostic knowledge and designing further testing that began that day. Intellectual and communicative skills I highly regard.
100

07/16/2019
I was extremely pleased with Dr. Wasserman, not only did he correct the leads on my pacemaker, that he did not install in the first place, but is soon as he did I no longer had pain that I've had for the previous two months. After a week I was feeling back to my normal energetic self. I am so pleased with Dr. Wasserman he's been a lot of time with me in the office for my check up explaining what happened And what I should do in the future. I have made another appointment with Dr. Wasserman [...]
100

06/28/2019
He has kept me alive for 13 years and counting. Always listens and respects my wishes regarding care plans.
100

06/19/2019
I've been seeing Dr. Kwasman for at least 10 years. He provides exceptional care and I trust him to always make the right decisions for my care.
100

06/05/2019
I have always had a good experience. Dr Kwasman is a great Dr in my opinion. Knowledgeable and professional.
100

05/29/2019
Always good appointments and follow ups.
100

05/28/2019
Great positive physician... Listens to any questions or concerns I might have. [...]
100

05/22/2019
Dr. K is exceptionally gifted. I HAVE RECOMMENDED HIM TO OTHERS.
100

05/22/2019
I have been very satisfied/impressed with Providence Cardiology. Dr. Kwasman is a great guy! I would recommend him to anyone who requires cardio care!
100

05/16/2019
very courteous, informative and concerned. I enjoyed the visit very much.
100

05/13/2019
He's a great doctor! With great staff.
100

05/12/2019
This provider and his team are AWESOME!
100

05/07/2019
Dr. Kwasman and his staff are EXCEPTIONAL!!!!! However scheduling is sometimes hard if I do not schedule appointments way in advance and then sometimes there are no availabilities...Frustrating!!! Nurse [...] always helps me find a slot...Wondeful nurse.
90

04/30/2019
I felt better emotionally when I left.
100

04/24/2019
Dr Kwasman is the best. Very good pr and friendly, easy to talk with.
100

04/23/2019
Great staff, nurses, aides and a very knowledgable cardiologist. I would recommend to anyone.
100

04/23/2019
Dr Kwasman and the team who worked with me were exemplary as usual. I have been a patient of Dr Kwasman since 2003 and through the years his guidance and treatment has been exemplary.
90

04/17/2019
It was a reassuring visit.
100

04/02/2019
Great
100

04/02/2019
All were excellent.
100

03/28/2019
chest xray done within 40 minutes of ordering it!!
90

03/21/2019
Excellent care. I think he saved my life and excellent personality - a pleasure to see him!
100

03/18/2019
O wastreatedwith the utmost courtesy and not like I was ever talked down to. He made me feel as if I had a say. and well informed me.
100

03/17/2019
I was very well pleased with my dr. and service during my surgery.
100

03/13/2019
I have had Dr. Kwasman as my cardiologist for many years and have always had great care from him. He answers any questions and addresses all my concerns. He's been wonderful [...]. Another wonderful experience with Dr. Kwasman is he doesn't always speak "doctor". He goes the extra mile to make sure I understand the medical terminology and how it relates to me. I thank him for that and also for always being so kind! One could say I have faith in him.
100

03/10/2019
I an very happy with my healthcare team.
100

02/28/2019
helpful
100

02/27/2019
Dr. Kwasman and the staff in his office were very professional and friendly. I felt Dr. Kwasman was very logical, down to earth and explained the information very well. I came away feeling like I had my questions answered and was comfortable with the diagnosis.
100

02/24/2019
Great care provider!! Highly recommend to person needed this type of physician in his field...Listens carefully and explains everything thoroughly so a person knows exactly what was discussed.... [...]
100

02/24/2019
I always have a good experience with Dr. Kwasman and is staff. He is always professional and caring.
80

02/21/2019
My concern was skipped heartbeats. After wearing a Holter monitor the condition was deemed not serious. My initial concern seemed to irritate him. He eventually became calmed down.
100

02/19/2019
Dr Kwasman was wonderful, I wish he had been my cardiologist from the beginning when I went into atrial flutter! He listens intently and feels like a reliable old friend. He's a keeper.
100

02/17/2019
exceptional professionalism and courtesy.
100

02/07/2019
Dr. Kwasman is consistently receptive to my situation and needs. He has been positive and informative about options and planned treatment. I am very grateful that he is my dr.
100

02/06/2019
Dr. Kwasman is a wonderful doctor & person.
100

02/06/2019
This was the 1st time we ever waited over 15 min. for all appt. considering we ever waited over 15 min. far our appt. Considering we were one of the chattier patients asking many questions we are very understanding of waiting.
100

01/28/2019
I have always been treated with respect and am very comfortable with my doctor.
100

01/24/2019
Very satisfied with Dr. Kwasman.
90

01/24/2019
I like Dr. Kwasman and he answers my questions and listens to my concerns. The only problem I have is that it takes weeks or possibly months to actually talk to him face to face. I know this is a problem throughout the medical community. But as a cardiology patient I deal with some anxiety in being able to discuss my condition with him. I feel that sending an email is less than satisfying because, Dr. Kwasman may never see the email. An answer from someone on his staff may not be actually what he would say.
100

01/22/2019
ALWAYS a fun day when we visit Dr. Kwasman. He listens to us intently, asks the right questions, explains everything clearly. [...]
90

01/14/2019
took time to explain to our satisfaction
100

01/08/2019
I have had Dr Kwasman for my cardiologist since my original heart event 18 years ago. He has always been very attentive to me and any questions I have.
100

01/08/2019
when I see dr Kwasman, he gives me his full attention and I feel confident when leaving his office that all my medical concerns were addressed.
100

12/26/2018
love this team
90

12/26/2018
everyone was very nice. My only issue was being told by Dr that I would only have local anesthetic & wouldn't need driver... but paperwork says moderate sedation & need driver. Called office to verify & they said could be either so must have driver. Confusing!
100

12/25/2018
Dr Kwasman is so caring and understanding. I would say he is the best of all physician I've seen. A+
100

12/17/2018
Dr. Kwasman is terrific. He shows real concern for his patients.
100

12/13/2018
dr. Kwasman is very knowledgeable, very thorough, and a fun doctor who has an excellent bedside manner. As far as I'my concerned, as an excellent doctor, he sets the gold standard.
90

12/04/2018
I am very happy with the whole team at Dr. Kwasman's office. I am loosing my current health insurance company and in looking into choosing a new one, my biggest concern is to be CERTAIN that my ability to remain under Dr. Kwasman's care regarding my heart, is not at risk. I will choose insurance that guarantees that I continue under his care.
100

12/03/2018
Simply the best cardiologist in Spokane -
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11/18/2018
l have felt extremely lucky to have the Dr Kwasman and his team as my care providers.
100

11/16/2018
The staff are friendly and very helpful. I never have to wait long to see the doctor. I wish all doctor's offices were this efficient!
100

11/16/2018
Excellent
90

11/09/2018
I have to start calling for an annual check up at least 4 months ahead of time.
100

10/29/2018
So pleased that a physician who sees so many patients knows me and my condition and remembers me from annual visit to annual visit.
100

10/21/2018
Always had very good experiences.
100

10/16/2018
Had to wait too long. Nurse called me in for different patient resulting in loss of time. RECEPTIONIST condascending using elder talk. Doctor great, staff awful
100

10/02/2018
SUPER GREAT
100

10/02/2018
I cannot speak highly enough of the provider and all others in the office. When I called with a concern the receptionist grasped the seriousness immediately and transferred me to the triage nurse who then worked me into a very busy appointment schedule very quickly. I feel extremely safe with all these people. They focus. They are well-trained and smart. They never try to rush me when I have questions. They are careful to explain exactly what is happening (to the best of my ability to understand it all). I am fortunate to have found this doctor and his staff.
100

09/26/2018
I was in Kadlec Hospital, Richland for what they told me was a cardiac event. [...] I called Dr. Kwasman's office for him to see me. My original Appointment was on October 26th. He was able to see me on September [...] to make sure I was ok. No cardiac event. I am so thankful to him for taking the time to work me into his busy schedule and see me immediately.
100

09/26/2018
This provider takes the time to listen to what I have to say and wants to hear if I have any questions for him. He is thorough and caring.
90

09/25/2018
Dr. Kwasman was sensitive to [...]'s needs & my needs - his spouse.
100

09/24/2018
I felt inform, about my health-care.
 
Providence Spokane Cardiology - North
212 East Central Avenue
Suite 240

Spokane, WA 99208
(509) 838-4978
62 West 7th Avenue
Suite 232

Spokane, WA 99204
(509) 474-2041
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital
Providence Holy Family Hospital