Steven Sears, DO

Accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Disease, Board-eligible

My Areas of Focus:

Pulmonary Hypertension, Obstructive Lung Disease


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Dr. Sears is board certified in internal medicine, critical care, and pulmonary disease. He specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and evaluation of breathlessness of undetermined origin. He offers advanced or invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing. We are one of the few centers nationally capable of such testing which is the “gold standard” to diagnose the root cause of exercise intolerance and help guide treatment decisions. Dr. Sears is the principal investigator for industry sponsored research investigations in pulmonary arterial hypertension and critical care medicine. He is also the Medical Education Director of Clinical Research for Graduate Medical Education. He has a passion for clinical research and medical education. Outside of work, Dr. Sears enjoys time with his wife and two children. He and his family enjoy all the Pacific Northwest offers including hiking and skiing. He is an avid trail runner and enjoys golf, cycling and yoga.

Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Internship: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Gonzanga University
Undergraduate: Gonzanga University
Year I Started Practice: 2016
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  May 23, 2024
The inability for the orders placed to be scheduled is dysfunctional and a huge barrier to receiving care with Legacy. This in no way reflects Dr Sears. Its a week later, I have Medicare (no PA) and cannot schedule my PETCT because someone can't check boxes to move the order from in review to in process. Fail.

  May 22, 2024
The doc was awesome. He listened and even laughed at my bad jokes.He was attentive, funny and compassionate

  May 15, 2024
The team was respectful and friendly, from making the appointment, checking In, to getting ready for the visit, in the exam room. Dr. Sears is at the top of my list of preferred providers. He listened attentively to me, asked questions to make sure we had all of the relevant information and invited a conversation about options to form a plan going forward. I have upmost confidence in Dr. Sears in helping me to pursue resolving the issues which prompted this follow up visit.

  May 15, 2024
Dr. Sears was excellent.

  Apr 24, 2024
The bad was that I was very ill. The good everyone was wonderful and caring

  Apr 3, 2024
Dr Sears is the absolute best. He's extremely intelligent, helpful, interested, and the best listener ever. He's one of the best doctors I've ever had.

  Mar 4, 2024
All good- nice people

  Mar 1, 2024
Dr. Sears took his time listening to my questions/concerns and responded to each clearly and thoroughly.

  Feb 29, 2024
My doctor is very friendly very nice personality I love visiting with him

  Feb 26, 2024
Very good

  Jan 31, 2024
I came about 15 minutes early but I was in a waiting room in less than 5 minutes

  Jan 24, 2024
Dr. Sears is one of my favorite doctors. He treats me as "a whole person" as well as monitoring my medical status. I trust him both as a person and a physician.

  Jan 11, 2024
Dr Sears and his staff are the best. Prompt in responding. Thorough in replies. Friendly and understanding.

  Dec 21, 2023
Excellent and kind staff, some other clinics and hospitals should take lessons from Good Sam/ Legacy

  Nov 29, 2023
Dr Sears is always attentive and genuine and helpful

  Oct 19, 2023
The provider was very caring and compassionate, listening to and answering all my questions without rushing through the appointment.

  Sep 13, 2023
Dr Sears is great. I really appreciate his care and counsel

  Sep 6, 2023
Diagnosis was right on and taken care of.

  Sep 6, 2023
Dr Sears is excellent but I've always had concerns with his staff. It was better yesterday than during previous visits.

  Aug 31, 2023
Dr. Sears and his team are amazing. He took a good deal of time with us to listen to our concerns and came up with not only a solution moving forward but also a back up plan we can take should this plan not work or when my dad's health becomes worse and a change becomes necessary.

  Aug 31, 2023
Excellent visit with dr sears.

  Aug 16, 2023
Dr Sears is amazing. He slowed my hurried answers and really got into the nitty gritty of what was going on with me . Very compassionate and patient Dr.