Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o
(41)

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Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD is a cardiology specialist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

4850 W Oakland Park Blvd Ste 143

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Polakoff performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cardiovascular Stress Test
normal
more than 50% of peers
Heart Disease
normal
more than 30% of peers
Hypertension
normal
more than 21% of peers

Dr. Polakoff's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Polakoff does not have any board certifications listed.

33  Conditions Treated

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

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.

Education

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • St George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • St Barnabas Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Barnabas Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Polakoff has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Polakoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Polakoff does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Polakoff and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

University Hospital and Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack

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Dr. Polakoff's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polakoff to family and friends
41 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (33)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Polakoff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Absolutely the most wonderful doctor ever! He is easy to talk to and very thorough. I feel like I am in the best care :)
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Very arrogant. Very rude. When I learned my dad was dying I flew immediately to Fl. Waited hours in the hospital for Polakoff to come. He was extremely annoyed his golf game was interrupted and refused to discuss my father. Said he spoke to my uncle and one discussion was enough. Anyone treating...more
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Dr. P is like a good ole friend. He cares for your health and well being with concern and medical ability. Easy going, good listener, and fine doctor who also smiles.
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I think he is a good dr and has a good staff that cares about patients, HOWEVER they hired a new girl about 3 months ago, Desireen, that is just so mean and nasty to all the patients that she has no business working in a Dr's office! She gets information mixed up and treats patients terrible....more
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Good Morning Face Book Friends. Please share my story. Big wake up call for me! Last Friday I had started to feel sick but just thought I was coming down with something. The Friday before my doctor (Richard B. Polakoff) in Tamarac on Knob Hill put me on a new medicine called Glyxambi for my...more
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