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Dr. Richard Schultz, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Schultz

Dr. Richard Schultz, MD is a cardiology specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1988 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.


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(828) 261-0009

Dr. Schultz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schultz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schultz treats Chest Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

About Me

Care Philosophy

Listening to a patient's concerns is THE most important part of treatment. The "standard of care" may not be the appropriate care for a particular individual. Everyone is different and should be treated according to what is appropriate for THAT person. It's important for the physician to see him or herself in the position of the patient when making treatment decisions.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1996
Arizona Heart Inst
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
1988
New York Medical College
Medical School
1983
Washington and Jefferson College
Undergraduate School
1996
1995
1992
1991
1989
1988
1983

Awards

Dr. Schultz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schultz

4.9

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
94.28571428571429%
(33)
4 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
3 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
0%
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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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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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