Biography & Education

Dr. Robert Morse believes that a physician should be not only a provider of care, but also a teacher. “Your cardiovascular health is a collaborative effort,” he says. “I’ve found that an educated patient will generally do better.”

In his practice, Dr. Morse emphasizes preventive care. “Prevention is the best treatment,” he says. He gives all of his patients as much time as needed at each appointment to ensure they get the quality of care they deserve.

Dr. Morse earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. He completed his internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and a fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Morse is married and has two children. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities and learning about military history.
Areas of expertise

Preventative cardiology; cardiac imaging

Medical School:  University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:  William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Cardiac Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Preceptorship:  Nuclear Cardiology
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Certification:  Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology
Clinical interests: Preventative cardiology, Cardiac imaging

Care Locations

1355 Exchange St.
Astoria, OR 97103
Fax 503-216-0950


Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular disease
Services Provided


Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.4 out of 5 (102 Ratings, 28 Comments)


I am fortunate to have been a patient of Dr. Morse. He is quite brilliant. He has a great bedside manner.

Dr. Morse and his team are VERY caring and compassionate to their patients - they are always efficient and professional

Wait time was 30 min. Visit was rushed. Dr. Had meetings to attend. I was not a priority.

access to office very challenging.

This Doctor is very knowledgeable about his field and I feel secure with his opinion.

Dr. Morse is a very fine cardiologist and the members of his staff are very competent as well as friendly. Dr. Morse is easy to talk to and explains things without "dumbing them down". I would highly recommend him should the occassion ever arise.

Seems concerned and informed in regard to my health.

Dr. Morse is an outstanding specialist in my estimation. He is always sharp and professional as well as friendly and caring. He takes the time for me to understand all of what is going on, and is very patient. He also follows up closely with me and with other Drs. treating me.

I was surprised to get my test results so quickly and the Doctor's comments were included. Software and App easy to use and access. "Comfortable " experience.

Overall I have been pleased with the care I received from Dr.Morse. This visit he seemed overly focused on a slightly elevated blood pressure, to the exclusion of any other information. On my last yearly check-up her was concerned with my pulse/heartrate being lower than in the past and my weight. I lost 15 lbs since last year, but this was not commented on; and my pulse/heartrate was lower again than last year and this was not commented on. There was minimal explanation of the ECG, which also showed some changes; he commented it was fine. He seemed very focused on the blood pressure and no one wanted to retake it after I had been there a while to see if it had changed. Instead they sent me home to take it myself for two weeks and come back.

All experiences have been positive.

this appointment was made for me by the hospital that referred him to me. he was reluctant to order a test i needed when he had only seen me for 5 minutes.

Did not appreciate demeaning me by taking vitamins/supplements.

I am a private pilot, who has history of a heart attack, and in order to maintain my certification to fly need a specific type of stress test every year, during a one-month window. Dr. Morse has always been able to accommodate this request.

Good experience every time.

Dr. Morse has gone above and beyond in caring & provider, answers. He took care of setting up our necessary need, and... setting up tests needed and [...] with a specialist -

office staff failed to contact me for my scheduled check up. I only learned I needed an office visit when I tried to refill melds and was refused without a visit. they scheduled a visit within a week and Ned's were refilled. I will never trust the staff to call me again;I will always schedule in the office no matter how long in advance. office staff failed to perform as expected. no reflection on Dr. Morse.

good listener, good explanations not necessarily a warm and fuzzy bedside manner

Phone tree waste my time.

He is a cold fish with the bedside manner of an ice cube.

Dr. Morse said we waisted his time...My husband has alzheimers I reminded the person who set the appointment, but said Dr. wanted to see him anyway. Many Dr's and nursing staff have seen [...] in the last one has ever been RUDE to us before, we can not help what we have , we do the best we can SORRY to have waisted his time

I was asked to wait in the office to have blood taken on a previous visit. After about 40 minutes of waiting, I left, realizing the person to have been doing the blood draw had left for lunch. No one bothered to tell me.

Very professional & likeable.

he now has a nurse practitioner, since Dr Morse is a cardiologist I am very disturbed about this development and may stop going to him. when I, or my insurance company pay for a specialist for a condition, I thnk I should see a specialist. this NP doesn't have 20 years of listening to people's heart, or had all the training that a cardiologist has. I voic d this concern and it was heard, but since I am not in crisis I can see the NP. if that's the case why make an appointment and see a non cardiologist rookie? I think my family doc will suffice.

my MP [...] was courteous and very kind. Ske gave me time and explained everything with utmost care and I like her very much. She is an excellent provider. Her professional knowledge is admirable. 11 out 10 to [...]. I felt in good and extremely kind and professionel company.

never have had any remotely bad experiences...

No problems

Dr morose is a great Dr.& always there for me, he's patient & always listens to my concerns! thank you