Dr. Richard Swensson, MD

Dr. Richard Swensson, MD

Pediatric Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
(18)
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Dr. Richard Swensson, MD is a pediatric cardiology doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.Read his story

1140 W La Veta Ave Ste 750

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(714) 581-4401

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Swensson's Experience

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Dr. Swensson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Swensson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Swensson "I moved with my mother, a gracious and wonderful elementary school teacher, to San Diego from Topeka, Kansas, at age 6, living there until off to college at 17. My father was a naval aviator who flew torpedo bombers and tragically was a WW II war casualty where he was shot down over Truk Lagoon in the South Pacific--I never knew him. Harvard was a remarkable experience for a southern California boy. I seemed to take quickly to math and science and thus majored in biology. I was always planning to become a physician. My mentor was my uncle who was a skilled and gentle allergist in Topeka who convinced me to go to Kansas University Med School in Kansas City--I got early admission and a modest scholarship. I finished internship and residency at the famed University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Colorado in Denver, taught by some of the preeminent cardiologists in the country. I have held academic ranks at the Universities of New Mexico, U.C. San Diego and U.C. Irvine where I now practice. I am president of Cardiology Software Systems where I have written and sold computer software for medical procedure reporting. I am a private pilot and avid sailor, racing my Catalina 38, "Rascal" in many competitions including the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race 14 times, winning twice. I am the father of 4 fantastic and accomplished children (now adults) and husband to my lovely wife of 44 years, Nancee."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swensson "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 diagrams and other teaching materials.  He understands that patients and parents like to do their own research as well and directs them to appropriate web sites and institutions.

He has received numerous citations and awards for patient satisfaction and expertise of care."

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Fear of Fainting
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Procedures

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Pediatric EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
  • Pediatric Stress Echocardiography (ECG)
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1964
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • University Tex Med Br
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Tex Med Br
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • University Colo
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swensson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swensson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swensson to family and friends
3.0
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Swensson's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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I am sorry about this unfortunate misunderstanding. Evidently my previous employer's staff was remiss in getting her messages to me since I always respond to any call within 24 hours and routinely call with...more
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Santa Ana, CA |
my son is 12 and has been going to him since he was 3 days old. We love Dr. Swensson!
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Dr. Swensson accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • 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
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Swensson has admitting privileges

Children's Hospital of Orange County
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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