Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 64

Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in North Chelmsford, MA. Dr. Birkhead has more experience with Heart Conditions, Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Birkhead to book an appointment.

Dr. Birkhead

Merrimack Valley Cardiology Associates, LLC

14 Research Pl Ste 3 North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Birkhead

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Birkhead treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Birkhead treats other conditions, please contact the office at (978) 256-6607.

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Birkhead is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Hypertension
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Birkhead is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Echocardiography
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High
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Very High
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

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 Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Birkhead is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Aortic Valve Disease
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Dr. Birkhead's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Simplifi
Tufts Health Plan
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UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Birkhead's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birkhead

4.4

Based on 7 ratings

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Dr. Birkhead was very thorough in diagnosing my problem and patiently explained the results of the diagnostic tests.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 04, 2020
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Dr. Birkhead is very knowledgeable, and always takes the time to answer all our questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 21, 2019
waited 45 min in the waiting room ,then another 20 to see the Dr. the practice is not run nearly as well since Dr. Shulman left --we miss him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tewksbury, MA – May 13, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in North Chelmsford, MA. Dr. Birkhead has more experience with Heart Conditions, Cardiac Electrical...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

State University Of New York-Syracuse
Medical School
1989
St Elizabeths Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Roger Williams/Brown U
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Birkhead has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Birkhead frequently treats Heart Conditions, Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Birkhead specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD's office located?

Dr. Birkhead's office is located at 14 Research Pl Ste 3, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Merrimack Valley Cardiology Associates, LLC

Merrimack Valley Cardiology Associates, LLC14 Research Pl Ste 3 North Chelmsford, MA 01863
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Birkhead is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

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