Dr. Richard Schwab, MD

Dr. Richard Schwab, MD

Hematology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
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Dr. Richard Schwab, MD is a hematology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ in 1999 and specializes in hematology.Read his story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schwab performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 92% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Schwab's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schwab "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."
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1  Specialties

  • Hematology

1  Board Certifications

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

44  Conditions Treated

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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

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwab to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Schwab's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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....more
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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.
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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.
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very bad experience, not recommend him to anybody
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