Dr. Joseph Ruggio, MD

Dr. Joseph Ruggio, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Ruggio, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Laguna Hills, CA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

24022 Calle De La Plata Ste 500

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Contact Information

(877) 430-7337

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • 23 More

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more than 81% of peers
more than 70% of peers
more than 64% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ruggio "Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group has an unfailing commitment to the highest quality of care combined with the expertise of the finest cardiovascular specialists in the country has brought PCA wide recognition and distinction. We are proud of our record of accomplishment and take great pride in our consistently excellent patient outcomes and satisfied, grateful patients. Our holistic, evidence-based approach focuses on the "whole person" from pediatric through geriatric ages."


  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease


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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
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • 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)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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,
Media & Publications
  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruggio's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruggio to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Ruggio's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Dana Point, CA |
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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Dr. Ruggio accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Monarch Healthcare
    Monarch Health Plan PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • WellPoint

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