Thomas Waterbury, MD – Cardiology Interventionalist – Sioux Falls, SD
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Thomas M. Waterbury

Thomas M. Waterbury, MD

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology
4.8 / 5 (Based on 480 Ratings) 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


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
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!
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.
February 26, 2021
Very good experience.
February 25, 2021
Felt very confident with the nurses and the doctor.
February 19, 2021
Yeah, I was extremely impressed with the whole deal from start to finish - very satisfied and I recommend it to people that I talked to, about care I received, and the results of the entire procedure and the people involved - from top to bottom A-Okay, that's it. Thanks.
February 12, 2021
Yes, I didn't, I had absolutely no problems. And I was very impressed with him and the nurse. Thank you.
February 12, 2021
Dr.Waterbury was very attentive and listen to everything I had to say with concern.
February 11, 2021
Awesome people, awesome place!
February 05, 2021
Everything involved with my appt went smoothly moving between departments. I was pleased the doctor had reviewed my chart and was knowledgeable about my history. Everyone was pleasant and kind.
February 04, 2021
I was made to feel like I was important and he made me feel comfortable and everybody there was so nice and respectful.
February 01, 2021
I was very happy with the friendly staff and the the discussion that I had with the doctor. Very well done.
January 20, 2021
I would like to hear the results of the stress test possibly the next day, but I have not so I'm waiting for a phone call for the results.
January 15, 2021
Yes, I was feeling very satisfied I come away knowing more than I have with about the last several doctors, and he was very pleasant and easy to understand and listening to my concerns. I was extremely happy with you, and we'll be going hoping to keep him as my regular cardiologist. Thank you.
January 14, 2021
Hi, I felt that the doctor listened to what I had to say. He was very caring good eye contact. I just felt like he really cared. Thank you.
January 14, 2021
Everybody was very helpful and very courteous. And the doctor was very pleasant and explained things. As well as, the nurse and the ones doing procedures. I was very satisfied
January 07, 2021
As a person who suffers from CPTSD and sensory issues, this the safest I've felt in a clinic setting other than with my primary doctor. I really appreciated the non judgmental atmosphere.
January 06, 2021
Yes, the care that Dr. Waterbury gave to me was excellent. And he was very professional very kind. Very good. I really appreciate him get me through this process because I was really scared. The only thing that I would change is the beds in the guest house. They're really bad. They're really hard and I'm not used to hard bed, and when you have joint problems, it's kind of the pits. But other than that my experience with the doctor and nurses were excellent and they were also kind and nice.I give them all a 10 thank you.
January 06, 2021
Yeah, I'd like to know. I was there yesterday. I'd just like to know what the results of the test were.
December 03, 2020
I came to my appointment feeling very anxious and concerned about what was going to happen. Every single person that I dealt with treated me with kindness and respect and just overall paid attention to me in a way that made me feel like they cared about me. It was a great experience. The kindness of people and in the midst of Covid was just amazing. I'm very glad I went and I'm very glad I got this done. Thank you.
December 02, 2020
We appreciated how every department was very organized and we also really appreciate it Dr. Waterbury's nurse. Who answered some questions that we had about referrals to other doctors? Thank you.
November 12, 2020
I was very surprised with how fast that you were able to get me in for an appointment this week. I thought that was very nice and everybody there was very nice to me. Thank you.
November 11, 2020
I was very impressed with the nurses there. They were all very caring and explain things things.
November 10, 2020
Just really thoroughly enjoyed the calmness and the time he took to explain things, to(INAUDIBLE) very helpful and considerate of his, his patient and wants to get, wants to get the answer, and any any additional comments were very very appreciated enjoyed the visit. That's it. Thanks.
November 05, 2020
Speak before myself. I got I got there at 1:30, and I got out of there 4:30 last one to get there, and I thought everybody was in a hurry to get home,get out of there. So my next appointment is at 9:00 o'clock, I hopefully that people take a Lil more time with me. Thank you.
October 23, 2020
You did a good job. We're satisfied.
October 15, 2020
Everybody was very respectful and very loving and very Kerry and I appreciate that very very much. Thank you. Bye.
October 02, 2020
You are most concerned about the amount of waiting time in the midst of the pandemic in the waiting room that continued to be more and more full. That we did not need that amount of time for registration, and the backup, which is understandable and yet in this time, more of a concern, not to just be waiting outside or where we could be more safe. Thank you.
October 02, 2020
He was very efficient quick to the point and on time very pleased. I would recommend it to anybody.
September 28, 2020
Good experience, fixed my heart problem.
September 22, 2020
I left feeling as if they cared about me as a person...not just another patient!
September 16, 2020
The whole staff for Thomas Waterbury was very friendly and professional especially Tricia.
September 10, 2020
The staff were very efficient polite and on time. I didn't have to wait forever :)
September 03, 2020
Dr. Waterbury was brilliant, kind, thoughtful, understanding, very clear. Vicky, his assistant, was phenomenal. The staff was lovely. I'm extremely pleased that I chose your organization as my Health Care. Thank you.
September 03, 2020
I highly recommend your hospital your personnel. I was in very very satisfied. They've treated me with such respect that I didn't expect. Thank you.
September 02, 2020
a blessed wonderful is a clarification that he gave me yesterday and I really feel so good Now I see key or what I need to do in the future. You know, I know that due to the doctor he was wonderful.
September 01, 2020
I think the practitioners really do a good job.
September 01, 2020
Yeah, Donna, at your intake was just outstanding. This was my first time at this facility, as a patient, and she put me at ease and helped me get connected with the process, just extremely well. I ... I would give her a 20 on a scale of 1 to 10 and her ... her ability to put new patients at ease. Thanks.
August 27, 2020
The staff was very professional
August 25, 2020
The only comment that I would have was that I received a phone call back today stating that my husband needed to be put on metoprolol and I actually never did hear how the actual stress test turned out. I will be making a phone call conversation tomorrow to find this information out. I think ... I asked what metoprolol was. She just said, "Beta blocker". Well if I'm not in the medical field, I don't know what a beta blocker is.
August 20, 2020
Wait time was unusually long due to an emergency with a previous appointment. I'm surprised that with the time between the scheduling and appointment, more records were not received from Piedmont and UT. I'll see what I can do to facilitate.
August 20, 2020
The only thing I want to say is I waited way too long. So from meeting the doctor to the point where I got my first ultrasound, I believe was over an hour. And from the time from seeing the doc ... the ultrasound, to getting my stress test was another ... over an hour. And then I sat in the ultra ... or the stress test room for 30 minutes, with my shirt off, freezing, before the doctor came. I can't necessarily say that's just the doctor's fault, but it was ice cold in there. Finally, the person who was running the stress test offered a heated blanket to me, which was nice, but it took way too long. I was there from 10 a.m. to almost 4 p.m. to meet with the doctor, get an ultrasound and get a stress test. That seems like way too long to be at the doctor's office, especially when I have a 2 hour trip there and two hour trip home.
August 19, 2020
I could've asked for a better service and the doctors the nurses they were just excellent. I fed them know waiting that I had to do between the test. So yes, I would recommend them anytime so thank you. Okay.
August 18, 2020
I was very pleased with both the doctor and (INAUDIBLE) the visit.
August 18, 2020
Opening physician with a very helpful and conscientious staff. A great team, and I appreciate the help. Thank you, and thank him. Thank you.
August 17, 2020
Check in time was too long. You send out papers to fill out, and everything still needs to go over by nurse etc. I am asked to be there a half hour before appt. and still have to wait.
July 30, 2020
Every aspect of the visit was excellent. I was very impressed with Dr. Waterbury and I felt very confident with his diagnosis and his course of treatment, so excellent, excellent, excellent. Thank you.
July 28, 2020
Very thing went smooth. There was no extra waiting appointment was on time
July 28, 2020
The only concern I have is that I am still waiting for any results. They might have gotten I was supposed to get a call yesterday or today and I haven't gotten one yet. Otherwise, we were very pleased with the service. Thank you.
July 27, 2020
Yeah, Dr. Waterbury was one of the best doctors I've ever talked to. I mean, he listened to me, and (INAUDIBLE) very thoroughly and stuff. And he had an answer for all my questions. So hey, I give him a ... I give him a solid ten. No doubt about it.
July 24, 2020
A lovely facility with a calm atmosphere and very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff.
July 24, 2020
Should have people answer the phone when you called, when they call. I couldn't get a hold of anybody every time I called it. Wanted to play phone tag. Got to change that. Have a good day.
July 16, 2020
Everything was pretty nice and what I expected, you know, the staff was very polite and I feel comfortable when I know that people treat,treat you with respect and you know, it doesn't matter who you are. But that's those things are very important to me. So that's what I'd like to say and thank you for listening to me.
July 07, 2020
Dr Waterbury and his staff were very professional, polite and knowledgeable about me and my medical situation. I was very pleased and look forward to a continued medical relationship for many years. Thank you!

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