Dr. Steven Hill

Family Medicine
South Bend, WA
25 years experience male

Locations

Willapa Family Medicine

South Bend, WA

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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 member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: I would recommend starting reasonable calcium intake, some type of weight bearing exercise and recheck in 2years.
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends...: It depends on when the pain occurs and where - pain that is worse when you first get up in the morning or from a chair after sitting for a while is of... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Start with heat: Start with hot compresses and gentle cleaning. If not improving see your doctor.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Usually ortho: Most often an orthopedic surgeon will take care of these.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
X ray to be sure: Pain, swelling, bruising, deformity can all make you suspicious for a fracture.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Usually excision: Although heating pads ANS antibiotics may calm them down the only definitive care is cutting out the cyst.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be checked: You may have a problem with your neck or you may have carpal tunnel. You need to see your doctor and get checked.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hiv: Human immunodeficiency virus which is the virus which causes aids.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pretty common: Chlamydia infections usually cause symptoms in males - usually at least burning with urination. It is unlikely but not impossible to have infection ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Several weeks: It is unusual to break a kneecap - this type of injury takes a long time to heal enough to relieve pain. Sometimes surgery is needed.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Needs checked: You really need to see a physician and have this checked, it is difficult to answer without a physical exam.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Emergency: If you are having these now you should go to the nearest emergency room. If this. Was in last few days and resolved call your doctor in the morning.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Most likely yes: You probably are no longer contagious.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: None are approved but some have a good track record in pregnancy. You need to discuss this with your OB doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Usually splinted: Usually this is treated by either immobilizing the shoulder in a sling or use of various splints - commonly a "figure 8" splint pulls back on the clav... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Plan ahead...: The most important thing to prevent these issues is two fold - it is important to be well hydrated (maybe even with electrolytes if you sweat a lot) a... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
May not recede: Some hyperthyroidism caused eye issues will not recede and require surgery. It is important that you make sure your thyroid levels are well controlle... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably infection: Allergies generally do not cause body aches. Any viral infection could be responsible.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ulcer?: This could be a sign of gastritis (inflammation and possible bleeding in your stomach) or possibly an early ulcer. You should see your doctor.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Your most fertile time is 2 weeks before your next period and being irregular just makes it harder to predict when you are ovulating.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many things: A variety of things can cause this including Urinary tract infection, kidney stones, hernia. Only a physical exam by your physician can’t really make... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on what you mean as more attention - many of my patients with medicaid have more extensive medical issues and come in more often, actually ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Lots of things: Lots of things could be the cause but you should see a gynecologist for a full workup.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on the item and if it was stored correctly.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: It is possible but unlikely. You should discuss with your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Injury or death: Open or closed head injury - and disfigurement - please wear one.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Normal: Sleep habits change with time and usually as we get older it is more difficult to fall and stay asleep. Sleep hygiene - making the environment cool, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on what type of musculoskeletal disorders you are talking about - many people use glucosamine chondroitin for osteoarthritis, homeopathic r... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need to make sure: You need to make sure low blood pressure is the problem - see your primary care physician. The most likely cause of blood pressure drops with standi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: Coughing can be caused by a variety of things. A 'cold' or other respiratory infection is usually caused by a virus and resolves in 5-7 days, if it i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Should be better: Your symptoms should be much better by day 3 and completely resolved by day 10.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many things: Anemia due to dietary issues or blood loss, thyroid disorder, anorexia - all can contribute. You need a thorough evaluation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
The best is fresh: The best is to eat fresh fruit whenever possible - there is no substitution for this, vitamin pills are not the same.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Inflamed???: May be inflamed try avoiding acids and see if fully resolves.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not new issue: Not really a new issue - for many years we have stressed to patients that not every injury requires an x-ray, ct scan or MRI - unfortunately people wa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Generic ok: Pharmacist can dispense generic version of same drug prescribed automatically in most states, a full sub can be done on the permission of your doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Good lotion: Wash, dry and use any good moisturizer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Solids: You can't make solid stool out of liquids - most people drink lots of fluids, but they forget to add back in real food, start with applesauce, toast w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many causes: Many causes- some people have low testosterone levels due to testicular dysfunction, chronic pain med usage. You should talk to your doctor and if he ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Strawberry candy may contain no actual strawberries - like juice which contains no juice. You would have to check ingredients as it may only have art... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Could be: Could be a sprain, but could also be joint effusion (fluid in joint), an occult fracture, i would recommend trying ice, rest and if you can take an NS... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
What medication: I don't see the name of your herbal medication listed although no medicine should substitute for food.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a specialist: If you have not seen a gynecologist you should consider it - you did not say when the pid occurred or if it was fully treated. If you are concerned ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on what you mean - most small children have a slighty irregular heartbeat which varies with respiration and this is normal. True dysrhythmi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably sleepy: You will probably get tired with a dry mouth. If you are looking to get "high" you should dget hlep.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Most otc meds or supplements have limited studies - you are not saying what performance enhancing - sex?, athletics?
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Swelling, pain, etc: Usually cellulitis presents as increased pain in the area, redness and swelling. It usually has a "sore' as the starting point and spreading redness... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Some doctors use a small bottle of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with 2 32 oz bottles of gatorade, this can be further assisted with a liquid diet for... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Some use a small bottle of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with 64 oz gatorade which can be supplemented by a few days of liquid diet.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Some other issues: Laryngitis often resolves spontaneously - sometimes a physician wants to check for strep or sinus issues or just to verify that there is no airway com... Read More
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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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