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Dr. Steven Hill

Family Medicine
South Bend, WA
24 years experience male

Locations

Willapa Family Medicine

South Bend, WA

Address

810 Alder St, PO Box 168, South Bend, WA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3608755962

Insurances accepted

Premera Blue Cross

Regence

Medicare

Medicaid

Molina Healthcare Inc

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Hill is a rural family practice physician providing whole family medical care to the residents of SouthWest Washington State. His special interest include the full spectrum of family medicine excluding obstetrics as well as emergency medicine. Besides a full time family practice office he practices in the emergency room at his local hospital and is the medical program director for a number of EMS agencies including private ambulance services and fire departments. He is active in the ongoing training of EMS providers. In addition his office works extensively on integrating the newest technology including a full electronic medical records as well as a patient portal for communication with his patients and a personal health record which allows patients to receive a variety of health records at their homes. This allows them to be able to carry rapidly accessible health information when they are away from home.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Emergency Medicine

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Where?: Puffiness where ? If you are talking about ankles and hands keeping well hydrated is important as well as limiting salt in your diet. If just legs ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many causes: Many things can cause this - you should monitor and see if it resolves. Contact your physician this week if it continues, particularly if you are on... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many causes: Many things can cause this - changes in weight, diet, stress, thyroid issues - If you have other symptoms you should see your doctor, otherwise check ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Yes it could be a hernia. Unfortunately it might also be a benign condition called diastases recti, but you really need to see your position and have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Short answer - wear: The short answer is that osteoarthritis is abnormal or excessive wear and tear on the affected joints.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: Reglan (metoclopramide) has been used for nausea as well as to increase GI motility - it is effective, but has some potentially dangerous side effects... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pregnancy ?: You could be pregnant - you should consider taking a pregnancy test, otherwise it may just be irregular menstruation due to residual Depo Provera (med... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Sometimes: Some women get nausea with birth control - often this gets better if they stay on the medication and it slowly resolves, but some women have continued... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pain: Pain over the bottom end of the achilles, maybe difficulty pushing your foot down (like stepping on the gas).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Stretching and heat: Gentle stretching and heat can be very helpful. Seeing an osteopathic physician who does manipulative medicine might also be very helpful.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably should not: For cosmetic reasons you should probably see your doctor who might freeze or excise the lesion.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably not: This is a relatively small dose, but any dose of nsaids can cause ulcers, GI bleeding or other issues - you should only take if necessary and should b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Talk: Talk with your parents about their concerns and your wishes - see if there is a compromise that can be reached.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Low sodium: Drinking excess water causes low sodium which has avariety of side effects including cardiac dysrhythymias.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
This may be trauma: This could be due to canal trauma - how do you clean and why? Most of the time you do not need to remove all wax from the canal and it is in there to... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Low BP has many causes and can only be addressed by your doctor.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Symptoms: Anti nausea meds may help, Ibuprofen for aches and pains and plenty of fluids. You could also talk with your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Nicotine: Nicotine replacement in form of patches, gum, lozenges are very effective and allow you to taper.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many things: An arrhythmia is a broad term for any irregularity in electrical conduction in the heart. You need to be more specific.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Laryngitis is usually caused by either a virus or bacteria - none are permanently cured.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Lots of things: Lots of things can cause symptoms such as this - is it both arms ? What makes it happen or is it all the time?
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Recurrent: Did this happen only once and recently ? If it recurs you need to see your doctor. You should describe any other symptoms - worrisome ones are chan... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
After healing: After it heals completely - you can put back in a new pair.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A few days: Symptoms start getting better in a couple of days. It takes 5-10 days to cure completely.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Chronic : These are chronically infected/inflamed Bartholin's glands - in the vaginal introitus - get swollen, red and inflamed. Usually eventually require drai... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Could be ulcer: Could be ulcer or chronic reflux. See your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Many people get mono - usually once in their life. It does not routinely afffect them in the future.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Lots of side effects: This needs treated - it can cause issues with wt. Loss, tremors, heart disease, high blood pressure and vision problems to name a few.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Giddiness: It makes you feel giddy with poor recall - too high of a dose can cause respiratory depression. It should not be abused.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See your doctor: You can certainly repeat your test if you are talking about a pregnancy test - otherwise see your doctor if symptoms are persisting.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: This seemed to happen with some antibiotics - as i recall the bigger concern was Erythromycin class. Because of this i always recommend backup contrac... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Usually a few days: Usually will start getting better very fast and in a few days will be much better.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Over the counter: You can get pregnancy tests at almost any store - even the dollar store and they are all pretty reliable.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Can affect baby: Most medications have the ability to be passed via breastmilk and you should really think about this and only take meds that are absolutely necessary.... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably fine-: Probably will not hurt as a one time event - i would probably only take 50 tomorrow morning.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Drying agent: An astringent is something to dry up an area - would have to know what you were referring to.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Trauma: Trauma to the outside surface of the eye - takes time to heal. Usually caused by foreign body.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes if early and treated well they will be fine, other times you might require surgical intervention. Talk with your endoctrinologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe not as effect.: You may be becoming sensitized meaning it will not work as good. You need to discuss with your doctor other options.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Talk with OB: You need to see a doctor about your pregnancy if you have not as of yet and you should talk with them about this. Many doctors allow otc remedies but... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: A hole in her heart is not contagious.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: The worry about not weaning off atenolol 75 is that you can develop reflex tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) - the rationale in your case is that the vera... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
How long: How long have you had this? Often this is normal and hard to say if no pain or other symptoms.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See dr: It is possible but you may have also had early miscarriage. You should see your dr.
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ok: It should be fine. Take a list with you and show it to the anesthesia provider so they can review again.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Water: Most burns do best if you run undr cool water. I would not recommend ice.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Usually viral: Usually viral. Washing with a damp cloth wiping out and drainage usually all that is needed but if increasing redness, pain or discharge should see yo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Bill: Usually refers to bill for insurance. If your docor participates with your insurance they will generally bill otherwise you will have to probably pay ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Trial of antivert (meclizine): Try Antivert (meclizine) and if not resolving see your doctor.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 19, 2012
I seen specialist and he wad right on!
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She is fussy, tired, and if I give her milk she will go back to sleep. At 12 I usually let her cry which will last 30 seconds to 30 minutes. At 5 if she gets up again I give her milk and she goes back...Read More
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thank you for your answer. i never drink or do any drugs , i am a 24 years old man , have been dignosed with brady cardia and low blood pressuer they said i need a base maker but i am affraid to do it...Read More
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Thank you so much for your quick answer to my question! When your child is in pain, you want answers as fast as possible!! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to help me! It is so wonde...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Wichita, KS

Residency

Des Moines, IA

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Olympia, WA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Olympia, WA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Olympia, WA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Willapa Family Medicine
Willapa Harbor Hospital
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