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Dr. Merwin Richard, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Richard

Advanced Garden State Cardiolog

550 Newark Ave Ste 307 Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Dr. Merwin Richard, MD is a cardiology specialist in Jersey City, NJ and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1989 and specializes in cardiology, internal medicine, and more.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 treating varicose and spider veins without addressing the underlying cause, Dr. Richard utilizes di...


  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Phlebology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology


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


  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


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(201) 418-9111

Dr. Richard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Principal Financial Group
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
WellCare PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Richard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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Dr. Richard treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Richard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chest Pain
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Dr. Richard treats Chest Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Richard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richard treats Hypertension more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Richard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension

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
  • 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