Eric C. Stecker M.D., M.P.H.

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (145 Ratings, 45 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cardiology

Special focus on

  • Arrhythmia / Electrophysiology

Education

  • M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin 1994
  • Residency:

    • 1998-01 internal medicine residency, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • 2006-07 clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University

Biography

Dr. Stecker's clinical care focuses on improving symptoms through ablation of arrhythmias, managing slow heart rhythms through implantation of pacemakers, managing heart failure and risk of sudden cardiac death through implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and reducing stroke risk through appropriate anticoagulation of atrial fibrillation. While his clinic is not a dedicated smoking cessation center, all patients who smoke are directed toward resources to support an attempt to quit since this is often the single most important intervention for improving health and preventing death.

Languages

  • English

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (145 Ratings, 45 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • May 03, 2019

    professional, clear communications, knowlegeable, inspires confidence.

  • May 01, 2019

    Kind and thoughtful.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Dr. Stecker took time to answer all questions & explain all alternative treatments.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Very thorough and explained what was going to happen next. I just hope they follow through and contact me.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr. Stecker was very thorough and clear on treatment plan for my afib

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Dr. Stecker was a great doctor, very informative, helpful, caring and very willing to help me to take care of my problem.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    On time, professional, personal greeting and willing to answer any and all questions.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    It was a great visit with Dr. Stecker, as always, he is very personable and knowledgeable in his information and facts.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Dr. Stecker is an evidence based physician par excellance. And, he communicates his thoughts in easy to understand english words. He strikes me as extremely competent and well informed. If you have an arrhythmia problem this is the person to see.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Professional, kind, explained the pacemaker procedure well, technically very skilled. I drive 2 hours each way so see Dr. Stecker.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    He patiently & thoroughly explained what I needed to know.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    Follow-up on a chronic heart condition. Good and clear discussion of treatment options and rationale.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Excellent repor and very knowledgeable.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Knowledgeable, communicative, confident

  • Jan 31, 2019

    He is straight forward, listens well, asks if I have questions, communicates with my pcp

  • Jan 26, 2019

    in spite of having extremely cold hands, his care was excellent.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Always a pleasure to see Dr. Stecker. He really hung in there on my previous visit to resolve an issue I was having with my pacemaker...so I was very happy to let him know that it was still working! He's very caring and listens carefully, which I also greatly appreciate.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Exceptional treatment, very thorough, very comprehensive, very, very reassuring.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Dr Stecker listened well and provided treatment options.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Excellent! Informative, practical, caring.

  • Jan 04, 2019

    Working with Dr. Stecker has been very enjoyable. He's a very professional doctor and explains everything very thoroughly. I believe that our procedure was a success and I'm very happy to have him as my electric physiology spin cardiologist. Thank you.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Dr. Stecker was very informative and straightforward with information that he had for me, very open, and willing to talk out any of my problems or questions. So, thank you so much.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Informative And useful. Friendly and to the point.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    I really liked him and thought he was very helpful in regards to my condition and very informative.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Everything went well and followed the proposed procedure without any problems.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    But he's an excellent doctor. I trust them thoroughly. You've been very helpful. He listens he offered great advice and I think he's been very effective in helping me man with my heart issues and I think he's a great doctor.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    He was very kind and caring, while also obviously extremely skilled. He and his team have a well earned excellent reputation. He took his time at my first appointment and really listened! At the hospital, he and his team explained absolutely everything that they were going to do and what I could expect. I was reassured all the way through the procedure...it could have been very frightening but thanks to Dr Stecker and his team it wasn't. Afterwards, Dr Stecker came to see me and explained how everything had gone...successfully!!! Everyone who cared for me did so with great compassion...my anesthesiologist even took me to recovery and wrote orders for pain medication as I have multiple painful issues in my spine and had to lie flat on my back after this procedure for hours. I am thrilled with the treatment I received from Dr. Stecker and his team. The successful procedure he performed will make a huge positive difference in my life...and I am forever grateful.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Dr Stecker was great. His clear communications and professionalism are exemplary and made me feel as comfortable as possible.

  • Oct 18, 2018

    Hi well this is very nice to talk about him because I think he's one of the best doctors that I know and so I highly recommended. He is highly competent. He is very compassionate and very accurate. And so I think that it's not a better position that I know.

  • Oct 02, 2018

    I had good experience with Dr. Stecker. I did intend to go back to him again and I would certainly recommend him to anyone who needed a good doctor.

  • Sep 26, 2018

    He is personable and his team seems to work well together. It's too early to tell if the procedure is medically successful.

  • Sep 23, 2018

    Dr Stecker is always professional and friendly.

  • Sep 21, 2018

    Dr. Stecker listens to me when I have a concern. He acts accordingly.

  • Sep 18, 2018

    Well organized team and excellent service.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Listens well, takes my perspectives/concerns into consideration.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Extremely happy with Dr. Stecker, and he's patient and he's knowledgeable, and he took time to explain to us about my condition, and I think he's a top notch doctor. I would say he's great, I would highly recommend him to anybody.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Dr Stecker is very approachable, knowledgeable, and understanding and I greatly respect his knowledge and willingness to look outside the box and at the full picture.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    Hi, I was very grateful to meet with Dr. Steckfor, he was patient, he listened to me, he didn't interrupt me, he allowed me to talk, and then when he needed to concentrate on something he said let me finish this, and then we'll, we'll move forward. It was, it was great because I've had providers who told me to focus just pay attention. Not at OHSU but other places so I was very happy with him he seemed very knowledgeable, was very reassuring, but he was also very honest about some worries some findings, so I was very grateful and would certainly recommend him.

  • Jul 30, 2018

    Dr Steeler is a very experienced physician. I feel that I am in good hands. He explained my options very clearly.

  • Jul 26, 2018

    Dr. Stecker was caring and compassionate. His exam was thorough and he explained what he was doing and why as the exam progressed. He explained his conclusions clearly and suggested I follow up with my primary physician.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    It was a positive experience. The doctor explained my condition and answered all questions to my satisfaction. He presented the optionsand let me decide which corrective measures to pursue. I found his confidence and professionalism reassuring.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Dr. Stecker was very impressive and very personal and I enjoyed meeting him and I thought he did a great job.

  • May 27, 2018

    After a four hour drive from Eugene and having the last appt. cancelled 1-1/2 years ago it was very rushed since I still have questions about lack of energy and weight gain in the past two years. Still no answers unless I have adnl problems for hypertension and then pills may be adjusted. No help on lack of energy and tiredness.

  • Mar 19, 2018

    No treatment was necessary nor medications nor follow-up.

  • Feb 03, 2018

    Dr. Stecker is by far the most amazing provider I have ever had. His demeanor and clear concern for you as a patient is beyond measure. Explained my condition and treatment in clear terms and ALWAYS made sure i did not have any further questions. If I did, he took the extra time to answer them. Cannot rate this physician high enough!

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