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Mark Harwood, MD - Spokane Cardiologist Heart Doctor

Mark D. Harwood, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Cardiology, Cardiology/Electrophysiology
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5

122 W. 7th Ave.
Suite 450
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 455-8820
F: (509) 838-4978
122 W. 7th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 474-3278

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Overview

Gender

Male

Licenses

  • Washington
  • California
  • Utah

Expertise

  • Ablations for SVT
  • Atrial Fibrillation PVCs and Complex Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Lariat Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pacemaker and ICD implantations

Education

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Residency

Internal Medicine; University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City, UT

Fellowship

Cardiac Electrophysiology; Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
Cardiology; Yale University/Hospital of St. Raphael - New Haven, CT

Achievements

Awards & Achievements

  • Chief Cardiology Fellow, July 2009 - July 2010
  • Medical School Dean's LIst
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Eagle Scout

Publications

"New mapping and ablation technologies for ventricular tachycardia treatment"
Advances in Arrhythmia Technologies, Wang PJ, Yock PG, Hsia HH, AI-Almad A, Tumkhia M, Zei PC, Perez, M (ed), CardioText Publishing, Minneapolis, MN, (in print) Hsia HH, Harwood MD, Schoenhard JA"Characterization of Fibrosis at Lead-Tissue Interface"
-Poster presentation at HRS 2011: Mark D Harwood, Kristine Rustad, Amin Al-Ahmad, Paul Zei, Henry Hsia, Paul Wang, Geoffrey Gurtner

"Use of 3D intracardiac echocardiography in left atrial ablation"
- J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2011; 22(4):494Karin KM Chia, John C Evans, John A Schoenhard, Mark D Harwood, Marco V Perez, Henry H Hsia, Paul J Wang, A min AI-Ahmad

"Cyclic Rapid Fluctuation of Hypertension and Hypotension in
Pheochromocytoma.''
- The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, December 2008
vol. I 0( 12), pp. 936-40: lonescu CN, Sakharova OV, Harwood MD, Caracciolo
F.A, Schoenfeld MH, Donohue TJ

"Determination of Normal Right Ventricular Mass and Volumes by Cardiac
Magnetic Resonance."
- Submitted to ACC 2006: Mark D. Harwood, Aaron Weaver, Heath U. Jones, Gerri K. Jelaco, Julie A. Cha, Hector E. Busto, Duane D. Blatter, Jeffrey L. Anderson

"Abnormal Contraction Caused by Expression of G(i)-coupled Receptor in Transgenic Model of Dilated Cardiomyopathy."
-American Journal of Physiology- Health and Circulatory Physiology, April 2001 vol. 280(4), pp. H 1653-9: Baker AJ, Redfern CH, Harwood MD, Simpson PC, Conklin BR

"Normal Brain Development and Aging: Quantitative Analysis at in vivo MR Imaging in Healthy Volunteers."
- Radiology, September 2000, vol. 216(3), pp. 672-82: Courchesne E, Chisum HJ, Townsend J, Cowles A, Covington J, Egaas B, Harwood M, Hinds S, Press GA

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society

Interests

Community

Active in church and community service, including a leadership role in my local congregation.

Medical Interests

Comprehensive care in heart rhythm management including routine and complex ablations (SVT, atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias, epicardial ablations, cryo-ablation), implantation and management of pacemakers and defibrillators, left atrial appendage closure, and pharmacologic treatment of arrhythmias.

Personal Interests

I keep busy with my young, active family, raising three boys with my wonderful wife. Running, hiking, camping, cycling, snowboarding and all things little boys love.

Reviews

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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (126 Ratings, 44 Comments)

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02/21/2017
I realize that it is not Dr. Harwood to get the referrals, but I had to make a phone to [...] to get the referral. My primary care doctor never put a referral in, even after me making three calls to them. I am seeing Dr. Harwood for my heart, and have to get a referral everytime I see him. Which is every three months.
100

02/05/2017
[...] excellent but took way too long to see specialists - months.
100

01/01/2017
Dr Harwood was exceptional in talking directly to me ( I am very hard of hearing).. He respected my concerns and gave an understandable explanation to my choices of care for my heart failure. We also went over the POLST form, and again in a very respectful manner. I would definitely recommend this MD to my family.
100

12/28/2016
Dr. Harwood is an exceptional Cardiologist. I am extremely happy with him. I just got an Ablation and he did a wonderful job. He was very careful to explain the procedure to me and answer all my questions.
100

12/18/2016
the first we saw dr Harwood I noticed how thorough he was in checking and talking to us re: our condition and meds. We then changed providers!!
100

12/14/2016
Harwood is an excellent physician!
100

11/27/2016
I was seen in a timely manner. The Doctor answered all my questions and the staff was great.
100

11/15/2016
very informative and helpful
100

11/08/2016
My brother is also a patient of Dr. Harwood's and we are both so happy we have him for our provider. He takes the time to explain all my questions - even if i have asked them many times.
100

11/07/2016
I have always been very happy with the care I have received.
100

10/31/2016
I am a marketing Researcher PhD so I am picky & I hate doctors, but Harwood & crew are , indeed, excellent! they try very hard & produce excellent work & help!!! [...]
100

10/31/2016
I was impressed with the thorough taking of history by my nurse...and the fact that Dr Harwood had obviously read it and questioned and listen carefully to my concerns. I especially appreciate our discussion re "quality of life". And then catching me in the waiting room to set up an Ultrasound.
90

10/24/2016
Dr. Harwood - I have the upmost respect for him as a professional and for his skills. Has performed 2 ablations on me - The last curing my arhythmias. Total trust in him as a physician.
100

10/04/2016
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Mark Harwood as my cardiologist. I feel he is very compassionate and knowledgeable, and is responsive to my needs/requests. He's a top provider, and your group is fortunate to have him on board.
100

10/04/2016
Dr. Harwood is very knowledgeable and understands my condition well. He is very easy to talk to and explains things very well. I always feel at ease around Dr. Harwood. His office staff also are pleasant and professional.
90

09/20/2016
He had a shadow resident with him in the room which I liked. Both participated in the exam which I think was a great idea even though the resident did not participate in the discussion. I have always been open to shadow physician training and encourage the resident to participate.
90

09/13/2016
he is a very good man! he is the best physician I've ever been treated by. the only problem I have is he is so busy it took 3 months to get an appointment with him
90

09/12/2016
My recent appointment with Dr. Harwood was scheduled as a follow-up visit from my appointment three months ago, at which time I was referred for a sleep study. The first available sleep study appointment for me was [...] so there was actually nothing to follow up on yet. I called Dr. Harwood's office before my appointment and told them I had not had the sleep study yet and they said it was important for me to come in anyway. I like Dr. Harwood, and it was nice visiting with him, but [...] it seems like a very expensive visiting session since there was little or nothing to follow up on until after the sleep study is completed. [...]
100

09/06/2016
Have complete confidence in Dr Mark Harwood
80

08/24/2016
Dr. Harwood was caring and provided adequate care. However, his assistant or nurse, [...], was not caring at all to the point of being rude. This was my first visit to this office and based on this experience I would think twice about referring anyone. Thankfully my medical results did not need any further follow up.
70

08/21/2016
Very difficult to schedule appointments in timely manner. Had to wait several months.
100

08/10/2016
Dr. Harwood is an excellent doctor and I feel privileged to have him on my side.
90

07/10/2016
He's a CARTING, knowledgeable, young man. Mostly appreciate 1. He's NOT arrogant nor does he talk down to us like others in your establishment have. 2. While he's unable to "approve" of "natural" medical practices, he listens at least.
100

07/06/2016
I was having an allergic reaction to medication during my visit. Dr. Hardwood with as very helpful and spent time on that issue as well the original reason I was to see him. He was very courteous regarding the rapid transformation in my appearance and did not make me feel more uncomfortable.
100

07/05/2016
Dr Harwood is caring and sensitive to your needs. He has always treated me with respect and dignity.
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06/25/2016
Dr. Harwood always makes sure I understand everything...He's great
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06/21/2016
Dr Harwood is an excellent and extremely knowlegable professional.
100

06/21/2016
Dr. Harwood's nurse, [...] is exceptional.
80

06/07/2016
nurse was rude and unprofessional.
100

05/24/2016
Very professional!
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05/16/2016
Dr. Harwood is an exceptionally great professional.
100

05/11/2016
I am very pleased with Dr.Harwood, he takes an interest in what I am saying and seems very interested in solving my problems.
100

05/10/2016
Excellent nurse who works with the provider & interfaces with patients via email/phone calls.
100

05/01/2016
Excellent doctor answers all questions and very knowledgeable.
100

03/28/2016
My experience with my care provider was EXCELLENT.
100

03/22/2016
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Mark Harwood as my cardiologist. He has a wealth of knowledge, and is down-to-earth, courteous, and respectful. Thank you for providing the community with a provider of his caliber.
100

03/14/2016
There was a problem with the light/switchboard, so the staff that works with the dr. did not know we were there waiting in the waiting room. We waited 40 minutes, but we were fine. - Things happen. The staff advised us to comment to the front desk if we are waiting again. So they can be on top of it, if it happens again. (Technology.)
80

03/10/2016
It was difficult in the steps leading up to the referral to Dr. Harwood and his team. As soon as I was under his care my questions are being answered and I believe I am on the right path to figuring out my medical issues. Dr. Harwood and his team are extremely knowledgeable and open to ideas. I have said many good things about him and his team. I have seen cardiologists in [...] and Dr. Harwood has been the best one.
100

03/08/2016
The phone system to contact the provider was confusing, long wait times, and incorrect with who I was transferred to.
100

02/29/2016
Dr. Harwood answered all my questions in a vocabulary that i could understand. Felt very comfortable discussing my concerns with Dr. Harwood.
100

02/24/2016
Dr. Harwood is an excellent Doctor. One thing I did not like was the man that came in with him to type everything I said to R Harwood. I was very uncomfortable. I would prefer that he was not there. It is hard to talk to your doctor when a stranger is there.
70

02/16/2016
Would appreciate more technical detail in our discussions. I am highly skilled professional with a PhD.
100

02/01/2016
I really enjoyed meeting with him. He listened to me and we came to agreement on future treatment. Since I have followed his advice I feel better than I have in months past.
100

01/26/2016
I was very impressed with Dr. Harwood. He explained my procedure very clearly and was very responsive to my concerns.
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