Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD

Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD

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Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD is a cardiology specialist in Culver City, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from PHILIPPS UNIVERSITY OF MARBURG / DENTAL SCHOOL in 1987 and specializes in cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.Read his story

3831 Hughes Ave Ste 105

Culver City, CA 90232

Contact Information

(310) 297-6496

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

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Dr. Schwarz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schwarz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schwarz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schwarz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 297-6496.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Schwarz treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Disease
Heart Murmur
Arrhythmias
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Schwarz treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

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Hypertension
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Sinus Tachycardia
Heart Disease
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Dr. Schwarz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

About Me

Biography

Professor Doctor Ernst von Schwarz, MD, Phd, FESC, FACC, FSCAI (As seen on NBC, CBS, KTLA5, Fox)

Professor von Schwarz is a clinical and academic...
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Education

1987
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITY OF MARBURG / DENTAL SCHOOL
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Armenian
  • German
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schwarz frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Schwarz specializes.

Where is Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD's office located?

Dr. Schwarz's office is located at 3831 Hughes Ave Ste 105, Culver City, CA 90232. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ernst Schwarz, MD speak?

Dr. Schwarz speaks Spanish, Armenian, and German. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Schwarz's Reviews

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4.0

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1 Star
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He will not return your messages or calls. I was seen here through emergency at Southern California when I had Medi-Cal. I suppose I was not famous enough for him to return my messages regardiing a doctors note for my personal California bar application. I had just graduated from law school and was dealing with a health emergency. I simply needed a short note explaining that I needed a refund for the application because I was sick. He returned NONE of my calls and once he heard I was a Medi-Cal patient who saw him at Southern California through emergency (despite the fact that he is on the Board of Directors for that hospital) and not his privte practice, he refused to answer my messages unless I booked another appointment through his private practice. He seems to mainly be concerned with high-profile TV appearances and advancing his career. If you are looking for a doctor who cares about their patients on a genuine level and is communicative as well as responsive, steer clear.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Alex Bryce L. – Jan 25, 2021
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Never heard of Dr Ernst von schwarz before today. Had an appt with him today post e.r. cedars Sinai. Post discharge. I was very, very impressed with Dr. Dchwarz because he treated me with respect, answered my questions and I felt as I did many years.ago, in Jerusalem, when our doctors really lived by the hypocratic oath. A very pleasant surprise in a difficult time both personally and the corvid 19 raging here in L.A. the Pandemic unwelcome visitor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rebecca owen – Apr 17, 2020
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Dr Schwarz has been my favorite cardiologist by far. He has a way of treating me that I feel 100% comfortable and know that I'm in good hands. I can always trust that he is making the right decisions for my personal health. I don't want to imagine not having Dr Schwarz as my cardiologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 06, 2020
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I have always struggled with my blood pressure, doctors I've previously seen had not been able to get it under control. It was something that worried my family and me until Dr Schwarz started seeing me, he was able correct my medication and have me feeling well again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 11, 2020
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Dr. Schwarz and his team are amazing in their line of work. I know I'm in the best care with them and I can't thank them enough for the incredible work they do consistently.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 07, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is one of the best doctors of cardiology I've seen. I know I'm in great hands with him and would certainly recommend without hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 23, 2019
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I have so much appreciation for Dr Schwarz and everyone on his team. Dr Schwarz cares to take the time to listen to any concerns his patients may have and helps ease their worries. He is the best Cardiologist I've ever had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 14, 2019
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I'm so grateful to have found Dr. Schwarz, he was able to correct my medication and get my blood pressure back on track.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 12, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is by far the most experienced and professional cardiology doctor I’ve ever met. He is highly qualified in his field and enjoys helping treat his patients. I highly recommend coming to get treated by him.
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May 24, 2019
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I’m so grateful to have found Dr. Schwarz and his team. They helped me get my condition treated properly. And their overall service was impeccable.
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Apr 20, 2019
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I accompanied my aunt to her appointment recently because she had not been feeling well and she wanted me to translate for her. After we checked her in, we were made aware of there being Spanish speaking staff members more than qualified to do the translating for us. It was really nice to have been able to be with my aunt for moral support and not worry about anything else that wasn't her.
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Apr 06, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz believes that his patients are everything. He does nothing more than care for their well being and makes sure that they're satisfied with the treatment that is provided from him and his team.
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Apr 06, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz’s office is the best you can go to. Everyone that works there is only trying to treat you to the best of their ability. Dr. Schwarz is the best cardiologist I’ve ever been to and would highly recommend him to everyone.
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Mar 14, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Schwarz was fantastic. He took his time with my examination, listened to my concerns, and made sure I understood my medication regimen. He gave me clear and helpful instructions to follow. The office was cleanly kept and managed well by polite staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 06, 2019
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He saved my life what else can I say.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. James Keough – Mar 02, 2019
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I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Fries. He has always made me feel comfortable. Dr. Schwarz is very thorough and professional. He always allows time for questions or issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shawn K in Oceanside, CA – Feb 27, 2019
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World Class Doctor with A+++ Bedside Manner My father suffers several conditions including heart-failure, Diabetes and initial stages of Alzheimers. After I answered a few questions as care-giver, Dr Schwarz engaged my father as if they had been best of friends for years. I realized he was testing dads cognitive function while genuinely caring for the patient. Dr Schwarz is a World Class Cardiologist with the bedside manner of an old-fashioned Country doctor !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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W.E. Bogart in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 26, 2019
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Been a patient of Dr Schwarz's for years, he's helped me with various health issues along the way, some serious some not so. He's the best out there in my opinion, a very decent man and one of the most sought after Doctors in LA, even see him on TV these days!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elijah in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 26, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is the most professional, informative and courteous doctor I’ve had the pleasure of receiving treatment from. I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pauline Tanaka in CA – Feb 26, 2019
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Dr. Schwarz is a very rare physician scientist that is able to relate to and communicate effectively with his patients. As a top cardiologist, he also has a very caring and warm heart. I trust my family and friends to his care. His training as a physician scientist gives him a unique perspective on finding the basic contributors of cardiovascular disease rather than just prescribing a drug to mask the symptoms. We need more physicians like Dr. Schwarz
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr Ernst von Schwarz3831 Hughes Ave Ste 105 Culver City, CA 90232
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta

Murrieta, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Rancho Springs Medical Center

Murrieta, CA

63% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Southern California Hospital At Hollywood

Hollywood, CA

45% Patient experience rating, 25% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Temecula Valley Hospital

Temecula, CA

79% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received