Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD

Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Richard Birkhead, MD is a cardiology specialist in North Chelmsford, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1983 and specializes in cardiology.

14 Research Pl Fl 3

North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Contact Information

(978) 256-6607

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 11 More

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Roger Williams/Brown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St Elizabeths Hosp/Tufts University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Birkhead has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Birkhead's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birkhead to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Birkhead's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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
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