Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Lauderdale Lakes, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Polakoff is affiliated with University Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Richard Polakoff Office

4850 W Oakland Park Blvd Ste 143

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
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Accepted insurance

  • 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


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

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  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

Dr. Polakoff does not have any board certifications listed.


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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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis

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.


  • 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

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polakoff to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Polakoff'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 (5)
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Absolutely the most wonderful doctor ever! He is easy to talk to and very thorough. I feel like I am in the best care :)
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
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 someone who just learned their father only had hours to live in such a mean uncaring way doesn't deserve the respect of the title Doctor.
in Tamatac |
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.
in Tamarac, flo |
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. Referrals take 1 week! I think this girl is going to single handedly ruin his practice! This lady talked so meanly to my wife. For that reason my wife and i cannot recommend him and we are changing Dr
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
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 diabetes. In which Dr. Polakoff gave me samples an a script to increase the mg. This medicine had 62 cases against it stating it was toxic as well as people dying from it. Being the patient an ...trusting the
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Polakoff accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medico
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Polakoff has admitting privileges

University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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