Dr. Richard Swensson, MD

Pediatric Cardiology •  Male
  
Dr. Swensson
Accepting new patients

University of California Irvine

1140 W La Veta Ave Ste 750 Orange, CA 92868

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(714) 581-4401

Dr. Richard Swensson, MD is a Pediatric Cardiology Specialist in Orange, CA and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Kansas School of Medicine medical school in 1969. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Children's Hospital Of Orange County and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swensson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Swensson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Swensson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Fear of Fainting
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pediatric EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
  • Pediatric Stress Echocardiography (ECG)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease

Dr. Swensson's Reviews

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      Dr. Swensson was my daughters doctor when I was 20 weeks pregnant. I was blessed that he moved from San Diego to Orange County when she was two as he saved her life by taking the time and running tests that were necessary, something her other doctor didn't do. My daughter was in the hospital a week later for her first open heart surgery. Without Dr. Swensson she would not be here today. He has provided great care for 18 years, I would recommend him to everyone.
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      Stacy in Irvine, CA – Feb 01, 2019
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      we love Dr. Swensson. Please don’t retire
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      • Appointment scheduling
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Apr 19, 2018
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      I am now 20 years old I’ve been having heart problems since I was born I honestly believe that if it wasn’t for Dr.Swensson saved my life thank you so much for your dedication
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      Mauricio Patino in San Bernardino,CA – Feb 22, 2018
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      We have taken our daughter to Swensson since my daughter was 1.5 years old. She had open heart surgery st 6 month old in NYC. She is now 6 yrs . We really like his bedside manners, he’s great with kids and I have yet to find another pediatric cardiologist with credentials like his. I would definitely recommend him to other families.
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      Carly Paganas – Jan 08, 2018
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      Dr Swensson has been treating my son for 15 yrs. my son is now 31 and has severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We have had doctors all over the country From Columbia univ to being followed for 10 yrs at the National institute of Health and Loma Linda who referred us to Dr Swensson. In nearly 32 yrs of seeing Drs I have never come across a more caring and compassionate person. We love Dr Swensson and so grateful to have him. His kindness moves me to tears. He is by far the best.
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      Johnathan in Ladera Ranch, CA – Sep 15, 2016
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      I am still waiting on Dr. Swensson to call me back with my child's echo results going on 2 months now. It should have been within 7-10 days and I have called and left several messages. We are talking about a small child who has a history of cardiac issues, has already had open heart surgery and has been close to passing several times. Disgusted.
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      my son is 12 and has been going to him since he was 3 days old. We love Dr. Swensson!
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      About Me

      Dr. Swensson strives to treat each patient as an individual with a thoughtful, caring manner, understanding the uniqueness of each child.  He listens carefully to parents' insights, concerns and fears and explains everything in detail using diag...Read more

      Specialties

      • Pediatric Cardiology

      Board Certifications

      • Pediatric Cardiology
      • Pediatrics

      Education

      1973
      University of Colorado
      Fellowship Hospital
      1971
      Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
      Residency Hospital
      1970
      Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
      Internship Hospital
      1969
      University of Kansas School of Medicine
      Medical School
      1964
      Harvard University
      Undergraduate School

      Languages

      • Spanish
      • English

      Awards

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      Locations

      University of California Irvine

      University of California Irvine1140 W La Veta Ave Ste 750 Orange, CA 92868
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Children's Hospital Of Orange County

      Orange, CA

      Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

      Long Beach, CA

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

      Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach

      Long Beach, CA

      Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance

      Torrance, CA

      78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Saddleback Medical Center

      Laguna Hills, CA

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average