Dr. Joseph M. Ruggio, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 60

24022 Calle De La Plata Ste 500
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Hospital Quality

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
One Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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Appointments & Offices

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Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group
24022 Calle De La Plata Ste 500
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
675 Camino De Los Mares Ste 300
San Clemente, CA 92673
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    Dr. Ruggio's Experience

    Dr. Ruggio's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Cardiology
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Angioplasty
    • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardiovascular Imaging
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Echocardiography
    • EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
    • Electrophysiological Studies
    • Impella Device
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Nuclear Stress Testing
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thrombolysis
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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    • Abnormal Heart Beat
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiac Arrest
    • Cardiac Arrhythmia
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Stenosis
    • Click-Murmur Syndrome
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Disease in Women
    • Heart Palpitations
    • Heart Valve Diseases
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Myocarditis
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    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Syncope
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    Background Check for Dr. Ruggio

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Winner- American College of Physicians, Associate Paper Competition, 1983
    • National Science Foundation Award- To engage in research at Naylor Data Institute- Division of Enviromental Carcinogenesis
    • ACC- California Chapter- Patient Advocacy Award, 2007
    • Graduated in top 1% of graduating class
    • Research Excellence Scholarship- Research Foundation of the CIty University of New York
    • Merck Index Award- Department of Chemistry
    • Guam Legislative Recognition - Resolution No. 364, 2000
    • ACC- California Chapter - Physician of the Year, 2007
    • Alpha Omega Alpha: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • Departmental Honors Award- Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    • Superior Myocardial Protection by Normothermic Aerobic Arrest Over Ischemic Arrest for High Risk Patients
    • Model Studies of Nitrogen Spin- Spin Coupling Constants, 1977
    • New Therapy Focus; Ethmozine, 1984
    • How B-Blockade Benefits Myocardial INfarction Survivors, 1983
    • Matching the Intensity or Risk Factor Management with the Hazard for Coronary Disease Events, 1995
    • Specialty Care at the Crossroads Electrophysiology Practice in the Managed Care Era, 1996
    • Review Article Bacterial Endocarditis, 1991
    • Cardiac Operation Without Hypothermia for the Patient with Cold Agglutinin Disease, 1993
    • Superior Myocardial Protection by Normothermic Aerobic Arrest Over Ischemic Arrest for HIgh Risk Patients, 1992
    • A Reappraisal of Treatment for Right Ventricular Infarction. A Clinical Experience, 1983
    • Clinical Hemodynamic and On-invasive Findings of Acute Right Ventricular Infarction, 1985
    • Case Report: The Case of the Errant Earring, 1991
    • Use of Beta Adrenergic Blocking Agents After Myocardial Infarction, 1985
    • Operations Manual for OR TEP II - A Fortran Thermal Ellipsoid Molecular Plotting Program, 1976
    • A Theoretical Study of the Dodecathedrane Molecule, 1975
    • Unstable Angina and Non-Q-Wave Myocardial Infarction, 1990
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Graduated in 1980

    Internship Hospital

    Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
    Complete in 1981

    Residency Hospital

    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Complete in 1983

    Fellowship Hospital

    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Complete in 1985

    Undergraduate Schools

    Queens College, C.U.N.Y.
    Graduated in 1976
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Ruggio & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Ruggio's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills

    • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente

    • Western Medical Center Santa Ana

    • Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo

    • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

    • Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center

    • Hoag Orthopedic Institute

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Ruggio

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruggio to family and friends

    11 responses
    below
    national average

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    11 responses
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    11 responses
    below
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 11 responses
    longer than
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    Experience with Dr. Ruggio
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    11 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    11 responses
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    Office Locations

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    Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
    Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group
    24022 Calle De La Plata Ste 500
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    (877) 430-7337 (Office)
    (949) 837-8154 (Fax)
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    Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
    675 Camino De Los Mares Ste 300
    San Clemente, CA 92673
    (877) 430-7337 (Office)
    (949) 257-1179 (Fax)
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    Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
    Orange Office
    681 S Parker St Ste 100
    Orange, CA 92868
    (877) 430-7337 (Office)
    (657) 622-3024 (Fax)
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    Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
    Anaheim
    1211 W La Palma Ave Ste 102
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    (877) 430-7337 (Office)
    (714) 956-4351 (Fax)
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