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Bruce A. Watt

Bruce A. Watt, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology
4.9 / 5 (Based on 689 Ratings) Learn More

Office Information

About Me



Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, Medical School


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Internal Medicine


University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Cardiology

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine; Board of Governor for South Dakota, American College of Cardiology


American Board of Internal Medicine; Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease; Subspecialty in Interventional Cardiology


May 15, 2019
Nothing has been posted on my Avera Portal including orders for bloodwork in 2 weeks.
April 30, 2019
Yes, I had a 12:30 appointment. I showed up at 12 for registration. It was for a stress test. I spent hours in the waiting room waiting for the test, waiting for different parts of the test. I finally got out of there in 10 minutes to 5 on a test that should have lasted probably an hour and a half. I let the physician's assistant know I think that probably you've got a problem with scheduling. So that's all I have to say.
April 29, 2019
I just wanted to say everybody was good at explaining everything, and taking care of me, and making sure everything was done correctly. So, I greatly appreciated what was done to help me out. So, thanks a lot.
April 22, 2019
He was wonderful and we really love them. Yeah, and you did a good and the guy that operated on it does a great job. Yep.
April 19, 2019
For me having to be seen last minute, the staff was very efficient at having the paperwork in order. Of which I know is the reason the visit went so well along with the very nice staff.
March 28, 2019
Great staff. Came away feeling our concerns were addressed and even if outcome may not be what we want it is a relief to just have some answers
March 22, 2019
very friendly spent quite a bit of time answering all my questions and was extremely nice and throw
March 13, 2019
All personnel are extremely accommodating and very very nice to me. Thank you.
February 27, 2019
Everyone was so helpful and friendly at the clinic. Really appreciated that.
February 04, 2019
Every single person there had compassion for why I was there and that really means a lot cuz this kind of scary.
February 04, 2019
The wait time was too long, I was over 20 minutes late for my appointment. However, my my physician,Dr. Watt, was one of the finest physician's I've ever dealt with. He's a credit to the organization and his profession. I would highly recommend him, without qualification, to anyone. He's very good. Thank you.
January 30, 2019
Dr.Watt and his staff are the Best in the world.
January 30, 2019
Excellent caring ancillary and medical staff !!!
January 30, 2019
Bruce is one of the best doctors I've ever worked with. He listens. He knows what a guy is doing for occupation. He understands what a guy is up to and is the best I've ever come across.
January 23, 2019
My experience visiting with the doctor was excellent. I got my questions answered, I got information from him, he took time to talk to me, he was very cordial. It was a wonderful experience. I hope to keep him until I fall over dead and I hope that's a long time from now, thanks to him. Thank you very much. Bye.
January 23, 2019
Dr. Watt is a very understanding individual. He's very brilliant and smart and he doesn't, he's a people person he does an excellent job with his patient. I highly recommend him. Thank you.
December 26, 2018
I would rather not had to go, but since I did I was well taken care of.
December 21, 2018
I think that your ICU nurse Jill also needs to be, you know, called out as being more human, one of the more outstanding human beings I have met with all of my medical issues. She was fabulous. Dr. Watt is fabulous, I love having him as my doctor, I feel like I am in very good hands even though I have to go up to Minnesota to have some things done. I wish I could take both Dr. Watt and Julie with me, I'm more confident in them than anyone I've met for years in regular hospitals. I just think it was important that you know that.
December 21, 2018
The staff at NCH is the best I have ever seen and I have extensive history with many health facilities in the upper Midwest. Your facility is also head and shoulders above all of them. You are a first class facility.
December 21, 2018
He was a very nice fella and the explained everything real, and it's about all I got to say. Everybody there at the hospital was very nice. Thank you.
December 19, 2018
I thought it was a very good visit to the North Central Heart and I really did like the way Dr. Watt explained everything. I was very happy with it. It was a good experience.
December 19, 2018
Everybody was very cordial and on time and Dr. Watt took all the time needed and explained everything need to be explained. I'm very pleased. Thank you.
December 18, 2018
Hi NCH and The Heart Hospital are the only two in Sioux Falls that don't have a parking valet. I've mentioned this issue almost every time I've done your survey and no one responded. I also know that "one" of NCH Founders believed that everyone needed to walk from the entire parking lot to the entrance. Now that member has retired so doesn't anyone have the common sense to change this outdated and inappropriate reasoning?
December 18, 2018
I'm speaking for my husband. He thinks Dr. Watt is an excellent doctor and has a lot of faith in him.
December 17, 2018
Yes, I would like to say the doctor. What was extremely helpful in willing willing to talk to me and listen to what I had to say, and I'm sure you realize that not all doctors are that way? That's it.
December 12, 2018
Dr. Watt is a very kind and caring physician. He is calming and feel he really wants to listen and help you.
December 12, 2018
All the staff was very helpful and courteous. I thank them
December 12, 2018
They were, they were very kind today, and the answers they gave me were very good and I'm glad I am improving and doctor was too, and I will tell everybody how nice it was and, I've been here now two years, with my heart, and just like I'm a new person. And thank them very much. Dr. Watt. Today was very patient, told me different things and that's what I like. Okay. That would be it.
December 12, 2018
Dr. Bruce Watt because he's such a good doctor, staff are awesome. Take care everybody at the Heart Hospital. We had experiences with them before. I would send anyone to that hospital because that care there is amazing this doctor. He's very sweet. He's very compassionate. He's very knowledgeable so much. I don't even know how to explain it. Just all of how good they take care of you.Thank you.
December 11, 2018
Excellent Care and everyone treated me with dignity and respect.
December 11, 2018
Yeah, Dr. Watt was awesome. I always like coming to see Dr. Watt. They did a stress test. Everything went well. However, I do have one criticism. I wish someone would call me and tell me how my test went. I didn't hear anything today. I'd like that answer, but other than that great visit.
December 11, 2018
I just don't know how it could get any better. I don't know how you could improve because it's the best. That's why I come to see Dr. Watt. Everybody involved is just fantastic. I just don't know any other proper word to use, unbelievably good, dedicated and if you couldn't possibly improve I don't know how anyway, so really appreciate it. I have a merry Christmas everybody.
November 30, 2018
I recently changed Cardiologists so I could doctor with someone who LISTENED to me and ANSWERED my questions. Dr. Watt was WONDERFUL! He is exactly the kind of person EVERY doctor should be. Although it's routine for doctors to see people for heart problems, stents, etc., it's NOT routine for the patient. It's a scary process. I'm thrilled to have been switched to Dr. Watt, as he made me feel very at ease with the procedure.
November 29, 2018
November 26, 2018
Yes, I was extremely impressed with Dr. Watt. he was trying to give me the very best. He made the very best decision in regards to my health. He wasn't looking just to make money for him or for the... Avera, and I appreciate the decision that he made I'm extremely impressed and I look forward to having him as my doctor if this would be required in the future. Thank you.
November 14, 2018
All who were involved in my care were respectful & listened to my comments/questions.
November 08, 2018
Everyone was so helpful and polite. Provider ranks high in patient PR!!!
November 01, 2018
Dr. Watt was very thorough. Everyone was very professional from the check in station to my departure. I was very pleased.
October 31, 2018
Definitely ?? percent would recommend.
October 31, 2018
The best!
October 24, 2018
Dr. Watt was a great listener. I was very impressed with his professionalism and compassion.
October 04, 2018
I was very impressed with not only Dr. Watt but also the clinic staff. Friendly, caring and very complete in their questions and exam.Please share online.
September 07, 2018
I always have a sense of relief when I leave the offices, that all is well. Staff are all equally competent and caring.
September 06, 2018
Very disappointed in my visit!
September 05, 2018
Great place to go !
August 31, 2018
Doctor Watt is so kind and considerate makes you feel like you can ask him anything.
August 22, 2018
I was totally impressed with the care at NCH from registration to my visit with Dr. Watt and my final exit regarding my follow up appointments. Dr. Watt took time to listen to me regarding my symptoms and concerns. He made certain that all my questions were answered and that I was comfortable with his recommendations and plan of care for me. I am very confident that I will receive the best care at NCH. What a great place - what a great staff.
July 25, 2018
Great Dr. would be happy to see him again! Did a great job. Thank you.
June 28, 2018
I would highly recommend Dr. Watt. Made me feel so comfortable and explained everything so well.
June 26, 2018
That this provider is the one a person in need of health care would want !
June 25, 2018
It is a good place to go if and when you have heart issues.
June 25, 2018
If you don't have a heart hospital or primary heart doctor I recommend Avera to anyone who needs it
June 22, 2018
A very positive experience with a very personal, yet professional, Dr. his RN was great as well.
June 20, 2018
Already told family and friends. My brother has heart problems, told him how good I felt about Dr. Watt.
June 20, 2018
He is my very favorite doctor! Very approachable and human. Listens well.
June 18, 2018
Great facility and staff.
June 18, 2018
It was well organised.
June 08, 2018
On my first visit to Dr Bruce he adjusted my medications since I was having adverse effects. As a result, I am feeling much better.
June 05, 2018
That Dr. Watt is very down to earth, personable, competent cardiologist with pt's best interest in mind.
June 04, 2018
Very patient and provides all the answers to my questions
June 04, 2018
friendly and is concerned about you problems
June 04, 2018
That the whole process from beginning to end was exceptional I have been in other heart hospitals that push you thru or make you set and wait. You have a great team at NCHC. Keep it up!
June 01, 2018
I can't say enough good things about my experience at the clinic. Every staff member I interacted with was welcoming and knowledgeable. I was kept informed about what was happening. I enjoyed meeting Dr. Watt and will be very pleased to have him continue as my cardiologist. I am scheduled to come back for more testing, and feel confident that I will be in good hands.
May 31, 2018
Very knowledgeable and efficient staff. Made me feel at ease and welcome. Took time to answer all my questions and concerns.
May 31, 2018
They did a great job all the way around, from the beginning to the end. The office, nurses, techs, nurse practitioner and Doctor Watt really listed and answered all my questions. They took really good care of me. What I also liked is they all took there job seriously and really enjoyed working there. Great service! Would recommend this place to everyone!
May 11, 2018
That this facility is friendly and really helpful.
May 09, 2018
very personable
May 04, 2018
Dr. Watt seems to be knowledgeable and was willing to listen, and was very patient with us and our questions.
May 03, 2018
That this is one of the best doctors I have ever seen
May 02, 2018
I was treated very well every step of the way. Dr. Watt was very good.
May 02, 2018
the best place ever to go for heart help
May 01, 2018
They are very concerned about your health and they do what they have to to make sure that everything is OK with you before you leave.I am very satisfied and would recommend avera heart hospital to every one. Yes
May 01, 2018
He was very knowledgeable and thorough
April 25, 2018
Thank you.
April 23, 2018
Dr Watt listened to all my concerns and answers all my questions. I felt he did an excellent job and I would recommend him to my friends.
April 19, 2018
Dr. Watt is very kind and a good listener.
April 06, 2018
He listened.Explained well.Set a plan in action.
April 06, 2018
When a Dr loves his work and cares about who he is helping Great things will come.
April 03, 2018
Most definetly.
April 03, 2018
I enjoyed my time with Dr Watt and he seemed genuinely interested in helping me. He was pleasant and took a great deal of time going over my history.
April 02, 2018
I would like my family to know how respectful and professional my NCH provider was to me. He listened and answered by questions and concerns.
April 02, 2018
He took the time to visit with me and go through everything from the start of my heart issue to now. He didn’t seem rushed at all like I was his most important patient. I truly felt he cared about me and my health. He explained everything so that I made sense so I didn’t walk out of there googling anything!
March 29, 2018
Very professional facility.
March 14, 2018
Very kind and understanding and patient with me so I understand everything
March 14, 2018
Dr.Watt is the most amazing physician I have ever been to. I came in with chest pain he was very concerned with my family history. He explained everything and admitted me to hospital and did angiogram same day. Everything turned out good for me and thanks to Dr. Watt and his staff I was put at ease. I have nothing bad to say about Dr.Watt, his staff, the hospital staff. They we're all amazing and I highly recommend all of them.
March 12, 2018
I would tell them we were very pleased with the patient care.
March 08, 2018
Great staff and ready to help
March 08, 2018
NCH is the place to go for cardiac care.
March 08, 2018
I would highly recommend it to everyone.
March 02, 2018
Dr Watt is a very caring, down-to-earth cardiologist. Yes, you may share the feedback anonymously.
March 02, 2018
Excellent place to go very caring folks work there they really care about your care there highly recommend it
February 26, 2018
Dr. Watt is awesome!
February 26, 2018
The dr was very kind and seemed to make you feel at ease and didn’t hurry thru. In fact he showed me records from my angiogram and echo I had not seen by another dr before. I was thankful it can be taken care of by medication, diet and exercise!
February 23, 2018
We had a great experience.
February 22, 2018
This provider is extremely caring and sensitive to your specific situation and makes sure that your needs are met. Everyone at the North Central Heart Clinic wants you to get you feeling 110% and will do everything in their power to make that happen.
February 22, 2018
Avera Heart Hospital has always been very professional and polite to us whenever we have been a patient. We appreciate the follow-up call on the next day as things can certainly pop up you don't think about right away. Continue hiring the best-that's important.Thank you for the great care.
February 19, 2018
What good care I receive.

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