Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

Dr. Richard Polakoff, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o
39 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

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

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

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Dr. Polakoff's Reviews

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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 Reviews (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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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

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

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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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Cardiology

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