Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

Cardiology | Male | 61 years old

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Dr. Polakoff specializes in Cardiology and practices in Lauderdale Lakes, FL. He practices at 2 locations.

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4.5 based on 36 responses
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Experience with Dr. Polakoff
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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 Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • 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.

Education

  • Medical School
    St George's University

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    St Barnabas Med Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Barnabas Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Polakoff's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Polakoff's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Polakoff

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients