Biography & Education

Biography
Board certified in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Garvey is also a native of Oregon. He completed his general cardiology fellowship at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco, then continued his training with an invasive cardiology fellowship at Western Heart Institute, St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed additional training in cardiac electrophysiology at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif. He returned to Portland where he practiced for more than 15 years at Providence Portland Medical Center before joining Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic-Heart Rhythm Consultants.

Clinical articles by S. Anthony Garvey
Cardiac devices: When it's time to get the lead out
Areas of expertise

Cardiovascular Disease

Education

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco - general cardiology; St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco - invasive cardiology

Additional training: Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, Calif. - cardiac electrophysiology

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

1355 Exchange St.
Astoria, OR 97103
Fax 503-216-0950
9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 495
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-0950

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Clinical cardiac electrophysiology
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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 (119 Ratings, 39 Comments)

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07/28/2017
Dr Garvey listens with understanding and asks questions to give him more information to base the plan of care. It seems such a minor skill, listening, but is a major help in giving the proper care. Excellent experience from receptionist, nurse and physician. Thank You
100

07/24/2017
Outstanding physician
100

07/20/2017
excellent office staff and physician!
60

07/06/2017
Provider did not have the time I am sure to study my history and some of the topics discussed were already proven wrong by primary doctor. No help or discussion with my results from tests. No changes made for me except take more pills. No adjustments made. Medications can make me very ill with vomiting and overall sickness so it is very difficult to adjust medications. There are changes in my heart and they are not being discussed or any other solutions are not being made. With this new equipment in my body I would think there would be something that could be done to make it easier on my heart. The icd/defibulator could be limited in its performance, how would I know if it is never discussed with me. Very disappointed in my doctor. I am grateful he saved my life but I also need him to help me when I have problems or changes in my status and equipment.
90

07/05/2017
Dr Garvey and his office staff are very available and attentive when I have questions or needs related to my cardiac issues. They are great at sharing information so that I have a better understanding of my condition.
100

06/29/2017
Dr. Garvey is very caring & kind. Explains thoroughly.
100

06/22/2017
have had only very fine experiences with my care provider
100

06/14/2017
Everyone was very helpful and pleasant.
100

05/30/2017
Dr. Garvey is an incredible surgeon & physician!
80

05/25/2017
I would like more emphasis/information for the cause of my flutter rather than just the placebo treatment of the symptoms. I have spoken to several people whose ablation did not work. They either lived with the symptoms or contemplated a second ablation. If this isn't the cure, just get on with the cause.
100

05/25/2017
He explained everything in great detail in a way I could understand. He was respectful and I felt none of my questions were considered silly. He helped me formulate a plan so I know what is emergency room and what is not. I am very impressed. He was very good at giving me detailed practical information to manage my condition. It was a big relief!!
100

05/04/2017
My care provider is the BEST!
100

04/13/2017
When they knew I was from out of town and needed special testing done right away they called my insurance company to get the okay.
100

03/30/2017
Found Dr. Garvey to be excellent in communicating my medical issue and recovery in a fully understandable way.
100

02/24/2017
Excellent technical skills
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02/23/2017
I am very happy with Dr. Garvey. The heart monitor department and people who provide the heart monitors are not the least bit helpful. Dr. Garvey did not get the data he needed for my issue.
100

02/22/2017
I felt completely confident in his concern for me and his competence.
60

02/15/2017
had ER visit, called this Dr as a follow up it took 11 days for him to respond and I had called at least 3 x's. this Dr has never accurately reported what I have told him I was feeling/felt/or my symptoms. just puts down that I am having palpitations. not it! he is concerned and has been since last surgery that I will sue him. I said something was wrong for almost 3-1/2 yrs and he said "that can't be, I was mistaken". I wasn't wrong he was! [...]
100

02/09/2017
Very good experiences.
100

02/08/2017
It's all good.
100

02/08/2017
we love Dr Garvey!! he's not only a wonderful cardiologist but also a very kind and compassionate man!
80

01/09/2017
Dr. Garvey was very patient and informative.
100

01/06/2017
Dr. Garvey [...] will make prescription changes based on recent heart tests and he evaluation.
90

12/21/2016
My first visit to Dr. Garvey, and I found him detailed, helpful & easy to talk with.
100

12/07/2016
When I made the appointment, it was made for 3pm, after driving 4 hours to get to the appointment, I was told it was at 4pm. The receptionist said they would likely take us earlier, and we sat and waited until 4:15pm. This wasn't the doctor's fault at all- I trust him with my life- obviously!
100

12/01/2016
it's always good
100

11/30/2016
Dr Garvey is a wonderful man of medicines and cardio care. He saved my life. I think he is a complete package.
100

11/16/2016
One visit was changed from 11:20 to 10:00 at 9:00. I live one hour away. After 10 minutes on hold, it was too late to make appointment. Has to reschedule.
100

11/08/2016
Dr. Garvey is wonderful. I trust his skill & knowledge completely.
100

11/07/2016
Always excellent care.
80

10/31/2016
Dr. Garvey was great.
100

10/26/2016
They have a high functioning office - Dr. Garvey is excellent who always makes me feel secure with my cardiac condition.
50

09/29/2016
I wasn`t given before surgery instructions, which caused a four hour delay in my surgery. this could have been prevented by telling me not to eat or drink any thing before surgery. This was a big inconvenience to me and my family , but i do feel the provider in took the right action in this matter and had me wait .
90

09/28/2016
long wait
100

09/02/2016
Great listener, very attentive and encouraging about my health management and health goals.
100

08/30/2016
Very pleased that "my health team cares."
50

08/29/2016
when I tell him something's wrong and I know it's wrong he doesn't listen and tells me what's wrong with me won't kill me. [...]
100

08/24/2016
MY overall experience was great - however the receptionist & appointments staff need more training. This has been a problem ever since the offices combined.
100

08/17/2016
Talked to Doctor and he recommended a test to see if there was anything else going on with my heart.