Dr. Richard Schwab, MD

Hematology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
(11)
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Dr. Richard Schwab, MD
Dr. Schwab is a hematologist/oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. As needed Dr. Schwab treats women with endocrine therapy and/or chemotherapy. These treatments can be used to reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body and can help allow for breast conserving surgery. These medications can also be used to improve the lives of patients with breast cancer that has spread elsewhere in the body. Dr. Schwab is an active researcher and he attempts to scientifically apply the latest advances in cancer research to the benefit of his patients. His clinical and laboratory research is focused on developing new biological markers of cancer. In the future these markers may help; (1) determine who is at increased risk of developing breast cancer, (2) diagnose breast cancer early and (3) select the least toxic and most effective treatments for breast cancer. Dr. Schwab receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health and several private, non-profit cancer foundations.

UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Richard Schwab, MD

Dr. Richard Schwab, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Schwab's Experience

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Dr. Schwab's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Hematology
  • Board certified in Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Hematology
1

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
49

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • UCSD
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • UCSD
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • UCSD
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwab has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwab's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwab to family and friends
3.2
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Schwab's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Santa Fe, NM |
Dr Schwab, my medical oncologist at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, proposed a treatment plan based on an oncotype score of 19; real score=29. Fortunately I had correct score and he hurriedly changed treatment plan. He missed HCV even tho I'd told him I'd tested positive in 1980 and presented symptoms. (HCV hadn't been discovered then). His course of treatment without knowing about HCV resulted in Perpherial Neuropathy, which he dismissed as "vertigo" and I am now permanently disabled.
in San Diego, CA |
I feel very confident that he knows his area of expertise. I would highly recommend him to a patient undergoing chemo and radiation for breast cancer and the follow up appointments necessary to try to remain cancer free.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Scwabb is very informative, patient and overall welcoming. He keeps the atmosphere light but respectful. RN's Jamie and others are exceptionally helpful and the staff is courteous.
in San Diego, CA |
very bad experience, not recommend him to anybody
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Dr. Schwab accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schwab has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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