Dr. Joseph Ruggio, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Ruggio
Accepting new patients

Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.

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

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Dr. Joseph Ruggio, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ruggio to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ruggio's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Heart Palpitations
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Dr. Ruggio treats Heart Palpitations more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Ruggio treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Heart Disease
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Dr. Ruggio treats Heart Disease more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Ruggio treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Hyperlipidemia
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Dr. Ruggio treats Hyperlipidemia more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Ruggio treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

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  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
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Dr. Ruggio's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thrombolysis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Dr. Ruggio's Reviews

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3.9

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Dr Ruggio is by far the most professional, knowledgeable and thorough physician I have. I have 100 % confidence in him. as a former nurse I appreciate his honesty and candor. i give he and his practice the highest recommendation possible. And they validate parking!!!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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mary Haines – Jul 25, 2020
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The man cares about your$$$ more than anything - find a compassionate physician
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sara forbes in CA – Aug 25, 2018
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You might say he saved my life. His skills in his profession are as good as you can get. Great staff as well, especially the team performing treadmill stress tests. They made it enjoyable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Rick T in Corona Del Mar/Aliso Viejo, CA – Jun 22, 2018
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Ruggio is interested in only one thing- $$$ people not important
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 18, 2018
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Saved my life with an angioplasty and stents. Has provided understanding but firm guidance over the past 11 years. Is very open in explaining ongoing deterioration, its risks and treatments available
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Doing the right things for the right reasons and doing it right the first time". Ensuring the cardiovascular well-being of our patients and their families...Read more

Biography

Dr. Ruggio is the Founder and President of Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group. 

Dr. Ruggio completed medical school at Albert...
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1985
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Residency Hospital
1981
Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
1976
Queens College, C.U.N.Y.
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Departmental Honors Award- Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
  • Graduated in top 1% of graduating class,
  • ACC- California Chapter- Patient Advocacy Award, 2007
  • Merck Index Award- Department of Chemistry,
  • Guam Legislative Recognition - Resolution No. 364, 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha: Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
  • National Science Foundation Award- To engage in research at Naylor Data Institute- Division of Enviromental Carcinogenesis,
  • Winner- American College of Physicians, Associate Paper Competition, 1983
  • ACC- California Chapter - Physician of the Year, 2007
  • Research Excellence Scholarship- Research Foundation of the CIty University of New York,

Media & Publications

  • >Unstable Angina and Non-Q-Wave Myocardial Infarction, 1990
  • >Operations Manual for OR TEP II - A Fortran Thermal Ellipsoid Molecular Plotting Program, 1976
  • >New Therapy Focus; Ethmozine, 1984
  • >A Reappraisal of Treatment for Right Ventricular Infarction. A Clinical Experience, 1983
  • >Superior Myocardial Protection by Normothermic Aerobic Arrest Over Ischemic Arrest for High Risk Patients,
  • >Model Studies of Nitrogen Spin- Spin Coupling Constants, 1977
  • >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
  • >How B-Blockade Benefits Myocardial INfarction Survivors, 1983
  • >Clinical Hemodynamic and On-invasive Findings of Acute Right Ventricular Infarction, 1985
  • >Use of Beta Adrenergic Blocking Agents After Myocardial Infarction, 1985
  • >Review Article Bacterial Endocarditis, 1991
  • >A Theoretical Study of the Dodecathedrane Molecule, 1975
  • >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
  • >Case Report: The Case of the Errant Earring, 1991
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Locations

Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.

Laguna Hills Outpatient Facility24022 Calle De La Plata Ste 500 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Costa Mesa Outpatient Facility3070 Bristol St Ste 190 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Irvine, CA

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Orange County Global Medical Center

Santa Ana, CA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

UCI Medical Center

Orange, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

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