Dr. Richard Schultz, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Schultz
Accepting new patients
622 Morganton Blvd Sw Lenoir, NC 28645

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(828) 754-1719

Dr. Richard Schultz, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Lenoir, NC. Dr. Schultz has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Implantable Cardiac Devices, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge - Morganton and Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schultz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Schultz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Schultz performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Schultz performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Implantable Cardiac Devices

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Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Schultz performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Schultz performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Schultz treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz treats Heart Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Schultz treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz treats Hypertension more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Schultz treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz treats Arrhythmias more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Schultz treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Schultz treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Schultz treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Schultz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stress Test
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Dr. Schultz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schultz

4.9

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
3 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (35)
  • Listened & answered questions (35)
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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Almost impossible to get an appointment sooner than 45-60 days ahead. When something is wrong with your heart you don’t need to wait that long.
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Lenoir, NC – Mar 08, 2019
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We've only met him a couple of times and have been very satisfied seeing him. Knowledgeable and down to earth person. He explains things in a way we can understand, very friendly and cheerful. We would recommend him to anyone.
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down to earth with just like a friend
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Schultz, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Lenoir, NC. Dr. Schultz has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Implantable Cardiac Devices, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facili...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1996
Arizona Heart Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
George Wash Hosp
1991
George Washington University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
George Washington University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Washington and Jefferson College
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Practice

622 Morganton Blvd Sw Lenoir, NC 28645
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge - Morganton

Morganton, NC

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)