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Thomas M. Waterbury

Thomas M. Waterbury, MD

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology
4.8 / 5 (Based on 429 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"I practice patient-centered care with a focus on communication, patient understanding, and shared-decision making. I help educate patients about disease processes and specific treatments and therapies available for them."

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About Me

Your heart is in good hands with Thomas Waterbury, MD an cardiology interventionalist at North Central Heart – a division of Avera Heart Hospital – in Sioux Falls, SD. Whether you need immediate stabilization with a heart attack, have heart surgery or require a stent to support blood flow, Dr. Waterbury is your expert, compassionate cardiologist to support a variety of heart conditions.

Compassionate Care for Your Heart

As a physician in cardiology, Dr. Waterbury is dedicated to treating patients using the latest technology and techniques in interventionalist care. His specialties include diagnosing and treating heart diseases and vascular diseases, along with congenital and structural heart conditions through catheter-based procedures.

His techniques include:

  • Angioplasty, stenting and blood clot removal from coronary arteries
  • Catheter-guided plaque and calcium removal from arteries and plaque into bloodstream protection to help preserve narrow arteries or bypasses
  • Intravascular coronary imaging
  • Dilation of narrowed cardiac valves and transcatheter replacement
  • Closure of cardiac defects
  • Non-invasive diagnostic testing of artery blockage and valvular disease

“Start early with healthy lifestyle choices, such as appropriate diet, exercising and not smoking. These choices can make a big difference on the overall health of your heart long-term,” said Dr. Waterbury. He is involved in cardiology research and presents regularly on various cardiovascular topics. Dr. Waterbury has been published in abstracts, peer reviewed manuscripts and textbooks.

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Waterbury enjoys spending time with his wife and children, biking and being outdoors—especially water sports including boating and fishing.



University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Medical School


Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, Internal Medicine


Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, Cardiology


Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, Interventional Cardiology


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • National Board of Echocardiography
  • Board of Nuclear Cardiology


December 20, 2021
I think it was a wonderful trip up to Sioux Falls. I would recommend him to anybody. Okay.
December 20, 2021
Dr. Waterbury was very concerned with my heart health. He explained to me what I wanted to know. I am thankful Dr. Waterbury is my cardiologist and I feel reassured if and when I have heart issues, he will take care of me. Also, his report was on my Avera chart portal that very same day, which I appreciate very much.
December 13, 2021
Yeah, they told me and explained it well. Yeah, explained it well to me, what happened and stuff like that.
December 13, 2021
Excellence from everyone!
November 23, 2021
Dr Waterbury and his staff are so nice. Very good service.
November 17, 2021
Yes, I really thought that the experience was very good. I thought they did well for me, but I didn't get any information back. I thought maybe I'd get a call today or even yesterday... late last night, or something. About the information that they were able to obtain for me. And what I needed to do, to help myself out here with my pain that I had. So thank you.
November 17, 2021
The only things that frustrated me were filling out all the paperwork ahead of time and having to do it all over again when I arrived. Also was supposed to have a test prior to seeing the Dr. but evidently notes weren't entered correctly from previous visit so they wouldn't schedule prior to seeing Dr.
November 17, 2021
It was a great experience. I did not expect such excellent service and assistance.
November 08, 2021
I was impressed with the efficiency of my appointment from the time I registered to the time I saw the doctor. It was amazing and unusual. I was very satisfied. Thank you.
November 08, 2021
Didn't have to wait long for scheduled appts. Doctor, nurse, person who did echocardiogram were very informative and to the point.
November 05, 2021
Yes, I Heart Hospital is definitely the place to go. If you have heart issues, they definitely have basically probably saved me. Thank you.
November 05, 2021
the whole hospital was amazing. He saved my life, and I thank you. Bye.
September 29, 2021
My original apt was for 830. They called the day before to reschedule me to 3pm. Because it was too late in the day to the stress test I now have to go back next week. Should have rescheduled me for another am appointment in the am so I dont have to drive 4 hours again. Very frustrating as I live alone and have to find someone to watch my dogs when I travel to Sioux Falls.
September 27, 2021
Professional & prompt. I change from another area provider due to being more patient focused.
September 09, 2021
DR Waterbury was quite helpful.
September 09, 2021
The whole experience was great. Every one was extremely polite.
September 07, 2021
Our experience there was excellent. I couldn't ask for any better from the, the doctor to the nurses to the other complete staff. Both my husband, and I said how helpful they were all kind they were and how they were just there to help everyone. So, it was an excellent experience and just very pleased to have been there. Not that. I like to be there for health reasons, but if you have to be there, it was a great experience, so I am very appreciative of each one of them. They did a wonderful job. Thank you very much. Bye. Bye.
September 03, 2021
All the staff that we came into contact with for my appointment were very courteous and informative. Answered any questions that we had. The echo tech was notably easy to work with and knew her job well. Good experience all around. Thank you.
September 01, 2021
very nice and friendly staff ...Dr was great ... this was our first time there!
September 01, 2021
Each of the staff members that greeted me. Greeted me with an incorrect name pronunciation. I corrected it once but everyone after that, not including the doctor. Got the name pronunciation incorrect.
August 23, 2021
Dr. excuse me Dr. Waterbury was very, very professional, and he was very caring to the patient and he listened and he never tried to be in a hurry. He Dr. Waterbury ask questions to the patient. The patient would, you know, maybe could hear him maybe not but Dr. Waterbury would lift his voice for the patient so could hear him. And then the patient ask for some directions of things, and he was most willing to to help. So, I don't know if I've ever come across a doctor as good as Dr. Waterbury. Thank you very, very much for Dr. Waterbury. Have a good day. Goodbye.
August 20, 2021
August 19, 2021
Past was good, thank you because you treated me very in a very good way.
August 17, 2021
Dr. Waterbury & his nurse were knowledgeable & very efficient!
August 13, 2021
I was very impressed with Dr. Waterbury and his nurse, they both were very thorough. They talked to me. They asked me questions. They waited for me to answer and I felt like like I was important to them. Thank you.
July 23, 2021
Very pleased with both nurses and doctors and their concerns for as the health of my heart.
July 22, 2021
Great people who care!
July 22, 2021
although I was in the clinic for over 3 hours I didn't have to wait for hardly anything... I did have to wait 35 minutes for the Dr. to come and do my stress test.. which lasted 7 minutes.. other wise I was very pleased.
July 21, 2021
Yes, I had a lot of questions to ask about my heart because I don't know a lot about the Heart and I felt that Waterbury answer the questions that I asked him and besides that, I thought that his nurse was very efficient, thank you.
July 21, 2021
Dr. Waterbury met and exceeded my expectations of a quality doctor/patient interaction.
July 09, 2021
Thank you to everyone.
July 01, 2021
Yes, he was very very thorough and I enjoyed being there and I will be back so, yep. Awesome. Thank you.
June 29, 2021
Nurse was rude. Provider did not address concerns
June 29, 2021
I can honestly say, I recommend this hospital for any heart patient I am completely satisfied and wonderful. I've been blessed I'm very happy with all the surgeons, and Dr. Waterbury, and all the follow up, and I thank you.
June 21, 2021
I thought my experience was exceptional. I was in and out, the people were knowledgeable, even rate them coming in, and the first person at the guest desk, offering to assist and then getting checked in, and the nurses, the doctor, the experience, as well, and they were respectful, knowledgeable, and felt like they were caring and understanding. I walked out of there feeling very comfortable with my experience, and felt like they had done exactly what I needed them to do.
June 21, 2021
Absolutely everyone was friendly, professional, and answered any questions I had. Top notch group!!!
June 18, 2021
Yes, I'd like to thank Doc, for all the information, you give me and I was very satisfied and thank you very much. Have a great day. Bye.
June 18, 2021
Please lose the masks - a patient's facial expressions can tell a doctor/nurse a lot too...
June 15, 2021
Well, I think they did an excellent job. They were very respectful and they thought about my condition and they seem. They manage to cure it or make it better. And that's, as far as I know, he's there next level. That's an excellent hospital and I recommend it to all my friends.
June 03, 2021
I would like to hear back from him the next day rather than waiting over the weekend.
June 03, 2021
I appreciate that I was listened to and each one who was involved in the tests was clear, friendly, precise and thorough. Thank you for helping me understand my condition and how to live with it.
May 28, 2021
thorough and respectful. cheerful and helpful
May 20, 2021
Well, they took care of me in a very, very good manner and got me out of there in a hurry because I had a 500 mile trip to go home and they were very, very good at their work. Thank you.
May 19, 2021
Dr. Waterbury and the staff are very professional and very competent. And certainly extremely caring and I'm just extremely pleased. And that... that he and his staff are my caregivers. Thank you.
May 04, 2021
Yes, they were extremely busy today I was in there and I have to say they were all courteous. They they got us all through and a manly fashion or an orderly fashion and Dr. Waterbury was real attentive to my needs. I ask him questions and he told me straight up, he answers. So I hope this helps you. Thanks.
April 29, 2021
Great group of people!!!
April 27, 2021
That was my first experience with the doctor and I was very happy - well, I shouldn't say that, but I was very happy with all the results and his synopsis of what was going on with my health care. So he did an awesome job. Thank you.
April 26, 2021
When the test were done we needed more information about results in language we can understand. Everyone very helpful and pleasant.
April 22, 2021
Avera is outstanding. Dr. Waterbury, his nurse, his assistant, kind efficient. The facility is wonderful. I could not say a nice, enough nice things. I've always had good medical care, but Avera leads the top. So, thank you all very much.
April 16, 2021
I was one of the unlucky ones my doctor had a emergency I just wanted to talk to him more after the test but wasn't given a chance. Over all it was a good experience. Thank you
April 09, 2021
They always informed me as to what they were doing and why. Also treated me with respect and kindness all along the way.
April 05, 2021
He was great to visit with I ask you a few questions related to my heart condition, and he helped there and his assistant was very good. Also, just extremely highly qualified people. Thank you.
March 30, 2021
The clinical care from, all the way from the patient care tech, to the nurse. There was a CNT, and the cardiologist was absolutely excellent. The only thing that I would just give a suggestion. It's not a complaint, but I have a suggestion to really lean out your process. Like I had to talk to three different people to get checked in. I thought that was a little interesting. I actually am a patient access director, and I just kind of shook my head a little bit at the amount of resources used to check people in, and then they asked the same questions over that, you know, you've recently completed. So anyway, that's my only suggestion, it's not a complaint. It is just a suggestion. I think that everything at the Heart Hospital is excellent, and we'll just look at leaning that front process out a little bit. Thanks. Bye.
March 26, 2021
Everybody was extremely friendly and the flow from one area area to the next was very smooth. My experience was very pleasant.
March 25, 2021
Dr. Waterbury was very much on time. He was quite thorough in his explanation of my situation and he provided a good plan for treating me in the future. His nurse worked with me closely to get an appointment here in Spirit Lake to get my my what do you call it echo cardiogram my cardiogram whatever you call it the next scan that they were going to do. Appreciate his work very much. Thank you.
March 10, 2021
I was well satisfied
March 08, 2021
Everyone was awesome starting with the 1st person in the door and everyone that helped me after that.
March 08, 2021
Dr. Waterbury was one of the kindest most compassionate doctors I've had the experience to be a patient of. He was just he explained everything very clearly, he treated me with respect, and I just really think he's great.
March 04, 2021
March 04, 2021
I can't think of anything to improve, we were very satisfied with the...with the treatment and care.
March 03, 2021
It was my first appointment with Dr. Waterbury and I was pleased to get to meet him -- I am confident our next appointment will be as thorough as was this meeting --
March 03, 2021
I'm just a little disappointed that I didn't get the results of my scans. I understand, I wouldn't get them the first day. But they told me I would get them the next day and I still haven't seen the results.
March 03, 2021
Each time I have a dr appointment I am asked to bring all my medications and no one has ever asked to look to at them . It is a real hassle carrying them around . Why have this requirement? Thank you!
February 26, 2021
Very good experience.
February 25, 2021
Felt very confident with the nurses and the doctor.

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