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Bruce A. Watt

Bruce A. Watt, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology
4.9 / 5 (Based on 236 Ratings) Learn More

Office Information



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


August 15, 2019
I couldn't be happier with Bruce Watt for the last 17 years. He's a true professional at what he does. So the only other thing I would like to know is I haven't heard back to find out when my stress test would be scheduled. But it hasn't been that long, it was just a week ago. So, that's it. Thank you.
August 07, 2019
Yes, I feel it all of your staff here at North Central Heart Institute is wonderful great they all seem to care and check on you very often and and very very polite and courteous and I'm going very very happy with the service that I have. Thank you very much.
July 26, 2019
I thought everybody was very considerate and very concerned about you and I would definitely recommend this place for everyone.
June 20, 2019
I think that you did a great job and saved my life. Moved quickly, accurately, and I am grateful. Thank you.
June 20, 2019
All was GREAT!!!!
June 12, 2019
Yes, I was taken care of very well there at your facility yesterday. The staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful. Got me to the different areas in the hospital that I needed to go and to get to my different tests and everything was worked out very well on the care and the way they carried on there is very - very much appreciated. Thank you very much.
May 15, 2019
Nothing has been posted on my Avera Portal including orders for bloodwork in 2 weeks.
May 15, 2019
We would like you to know that we are extremely happy with North Central heart particularly happy with Dr. Bruce. Watt and Dr. Koenig. They have been very very respectful and understanding and explaining things very well. We thank you so much. Bye. Bye.
May 03, 2019
You know seems like a wonderful Hospital Dr. Walker's seems like a wonderful doctor, but I'm still waiting for him to tell me what he saw on that echo cardiogram from the VA hospital that he got. He was supposed to look at. Sure would ove to know what he thought about that. Other than that great.
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.

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