Dr. Ricardo Schwarcz, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 52

Dr. Schwarcz
Accepting new patients

Benchmark Pulmonology

844 Central Blvd Ste 420 Brownsville, TX 78520

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(956) 542-9900

Dr. Ricardo Schwarcz, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Brownsville, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Harlingen Medical Center and Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schwarcz to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Schwarcz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Schwarcz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Schwarcz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schwarcz

4.3

Based on 6 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (5)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (5)
  • Explained conditions well (5)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Today is 8 months since the day the doctor saved my dads life from a large bleeding in the lung. Dad is doing very well and my whole family is very grateful for his help.
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San Juanita Gutierrez – Jan 30, 2020
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I want to recommend Dr. Schwarcz to anyone who has respiratory problems. He is a fantastic doctor and has vastly changed my life. I was recently diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and diabetes. I am now on oxygen therapy and doing physical exercise thanks to the encouragement and support of Dr. Schwarcz and his team. Thank you!!
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JJ in Rogers – Feb 01, 2018
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After many hospital visits, no doctor had been able to specifically diagnose me until Dr. Schwarcz saw me. I was about to be sent back home while I had a constant cough and chills throughout the day. Dr. Schwarcz saw me that same day and diagnosed me with Tuberculosis; I immediately started treatment. I am very disappointed with the doctors who were about to send me home. Dr. Schwarcz saved my life!
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Sandra in San Benito – Jan 29, 2018
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Quiero agradecerle al Dr. Schwarcz y su equipo, por la atención dedicada a mi madre en los cuidados intensivos. Quien ya está en la casa de regreso y muy bien gracias a Dios y a los doctores y enfermeras que la atendieron y cuidaron con tanta dedicación. Gracias y que Dios me los bendiga! Familia De la Rosa.
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De la Rosa – Sep 02, 2016
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Dr. Schwarcz saw me at VBHS when I was admitted for possible stroke. He never followed up on negative results from CT scan on lung. After 2 months, his office called to suggest I immediately come in. When I came in, they said I had to get a PCP referral since 2 months had past. After getting referral, I saw Dr. Rodriguez. He requested I get another CT scan immediately. His office said I had to get another referral. He suggested they get this done ASAP. Still waiting!!!
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Craig French in Harlingen, TX – May 24, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ricardo Schwarcz, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Brownsville, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Harlingen Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Universidad De Buenos Aires
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Ricardo Schwarcz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schwarcz frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Pneumonia, and Respiratory Management. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schwarcz treats.

Where is Dr. Ricardo Schwarcz, MD's office located?

Dr. Schwarcz's office is located at 844 Central Blvd Ste 420, Brownsville, TX 78520. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ricardo Schwarcz, MD speak?

Dr. Schwarcz speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Ricardo Schwarcz, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Schwarcz has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Practice

Benchmark Pulmonology844 Central Blvd Ste 420 Brownsville, TX 78520
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Sesame Family Clinic

Sesame Family Clinic2101 Pease St Harlingen, TX 78550
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schwarcz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Harlingen Medical Center

Harlingen, TX

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

8 Awards Received

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen

Harlingen, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received