Dr. Richard Abben, MD

Dr. Richard Abben, MD

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Age 67
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Dr. Richard Abben, MD is a cardiology specialist in Houma, LA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

225 Dunn St

Houma, LA 70360

Contact Information

(985) 876-0300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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(985) 876-0300

Dr. Abben accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abben performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Abben performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Abben performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertions

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abben performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abben performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Cardioversion, Elective
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben performs Cardioversion, Elective more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Abben performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abben treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben treats Arrhythmias more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abben treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben treats Atrial Flutter more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Abben treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abben treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abben treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abben treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abben treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Abben's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest 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)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Abben, MD is a cardiology specialist in Houma, LA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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5.0

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Dr. Abben was understanding and concerned about me as an individual. He recommended the best course of action under the existing circumstances and the reasons why. He gained my trust is a very short time and performed the procedure ASAP.
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Locations

Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Cardiovascular Institute of the South225 Dunn St Houma, LA 70360
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Terrebonne General Medical Center

Houma, LA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Thibodaux, LA

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

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