Dr. Merwin Richard, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Richard
Telehealth services available

Advanced Garden State Cardiolog

550 Newark Ave Ste 307 Jersey City, NJ 07306

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(201) 418-9111

Dr. Merwin Richard, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Jersey City, NJ and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Richard has more experience with Cardiac Care, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Interventional Cardiology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richard to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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(201) 418-9111

Dr. Richard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
HealthFirst
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Principal Financial Group
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
WellPoint

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Richard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Richard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Richard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (201) 418-9111.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Dr. Richard typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hypertension
Hyperlipidemia
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Heart Palpitations
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Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Dr. Richard typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Mitral Valve Disease
Heart Murmur
Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Dr. Richard typically treats 37% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Richard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cervicitis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocarditis
  • Endometriosis
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Diseases
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Yeast Infections

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richard

2.8

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My father past away on November 11, 2019 he was under the care of Dr. RICHARD since July we needed him to electronically sign death certificate called office more than 6 times with no response on the day of the burial still no signature of death certificate causing an increased stress on the family . As per funeral director could not proceed with funeral until certificate was signed . On the morning of funeral finally after many attempts was able to contact Dr.Richard not only was he unprofessional and rude on the phone insisting he was never called to sign when the law says the death certificate is signed online electronically to the point where the funeral director had to speak to him and explain the deceased can not be buried until he signs certificate and still continued to argue on the phone no compassion or consideration from this doctor . I would never recommend him to anyone very inconsiderate and added an Immense amount of stress on the day of my father’s funeral.
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Nov 23, 2019
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Don’t waste your time and money here. The staff are very unprofessional, so is The Dr.; I went to an appointment back in December and the Dr. was out in vacation. A technician had to take care of me, then I went back on January for a follow up and the staff had no clue what they were supposed to do with me. I suggested that maybe they had to draw blood to check my cholesterol; They had me fasting until the afternoon which then I later learned that this throws your readings sky high, I mean really? What kind of a Dr. office does this? Then I received a bill over a thousand dollars high. I called the billing department, they suggested I should call the office in Union City, I call Union City office and they would not take PAYMENTS over the phone!! Really? Can they just create a website? or simply write down the number and give a simple confirmation number? Like I said, you'll have a Heart Attack with the experience you'll receive at this location. My suggestion: if you are going to spe
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Horrible Dr. and Staff – Jul 11, 2019
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What an absolute crook! I had my varicose veins done with him and after he did my procedure he walked right out of the room, without asking me if i was okay. All I could see in his eyes was $$ signs. I am a cash patient and was left to bleed there while he had his ill trained staff put pressure to "stop the bleeding" i will NEVER recommend him to anyone. Jersey city is made out of money hungry crooks and he's #1. If i could, I wouldn't give him any stars! disgusted!
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West New York, NJ – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr Richard is amazing, but the guy that does the stress tests is very impersonal , I think he get paid for hours because is so slow. If I never come back here for stress tests .
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Jersey City, NJ – Dec 09, 2016
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I have been seen and treated by dr. Richard for years. I have referred friends and family and we all appreciate the time, attention and courteousness given to all of us. Dr. Richard is and his physician assistants work together to provide the best treatment possible.
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Old Patient in Jersey City, NJ – Sep 30, 2016
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I had a first time appointment on 06/18/16. The staff were very unprofessional first speaking to me in Spanish when I am African American. I payed my copay prior to seeing the Dr. $40.00 They reminded me when i called to make the appointment $40.00 copay.Soon as i got there.$40 copay and 1month and a half later they send a bill for copay payment...My fault i lost receipt.Valuable lesson learned pay with check or debit.I will pay again but beware hold receipt and pay with card or check!
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Angela Moore-Soumah in 48 N.21st Street East Orange Nj 07017 – Aug 02, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Advanced Vein and Vascular is focused on providing you with the most innovative cutting edge vein procedures and cosmetic techniques. Rather than just...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Phlebology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2001
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1999
College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Residency Hospital
1995
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Undergraduate School
1989
Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

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Locations

Advanced Garden State Cardiolog

Advanced Vein & Vascular550 Newark Ave Ste 307 Jersey City, NJ 07306
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bayonne Medical Center

Bayonne, NJ

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Hoboken University Medical Center

Hoboken, NJ

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

Liberty Health - Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City, NJ

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Neighborhood Health Center at Christ Hospital

Jersey City, NJ

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Palisades Medical Center

North Bergen, NJ

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

St. Mary’s General Hospital

Passaic, NJ

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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